SPRING: The jacarandas of Buenos AIres make spring (Nov-Dec) a fabulous sight. The streets and parks are carpeted in purple, and because there is little wind the flowers last longer than in other countries. See more photos at http://www.batravelguide.com/2012/11/november-in-buenos-aires-jacaranda-time.html
Rodrigo was a cuarteto singer on the verge of national phenomenon when he died in a car crash in 2000. His untimely death was all the media talked about for weeks. I still listen to his music today, a sad loss.
Lenga Trees in Argentina. Check out Brigette's review of Andrew McCarthy's The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest For The Courage To Settle Down here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/brigette-reviews-the-longest-way-home/
ARGENTINIAN ICE CREAM, which Random Nomad JEFF JUNG said he found "unexpectedly delicious": http://thedisplacednation.com/2012/05/16/random-nomad-jeff-jung-american-expat-in-colombia-career-break-travel-guy/ Maybe it's not so surprising as the taste for ice cream in Argentina comes from Italian immigrants, who brought not just the recipes but their gelateria culture. Buenos Aires is brimming with ice cream parlors (heladería).