tomando mate, Argentina

the passion begins at an early age! A baby gaucho (gauchito?) sipping his maté. What a charming picture, Argentina

Cerro Torre, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.  Photo: Maria Friel, via Flickr

Cerro Torre, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina. Photo: Maria Friel, via Flickr

GAUCHOS   The Argentinian Pampas - rolling terrains of grasses, flowers and herbs - are the home of the Gauchos.   The nomadic and colourful horsemen and cowboys have wandered the prairies since as early as the 1700s, when the flatlands were overpopulated by wild Cimarron cattle, originally brought to South America by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza in 1538.

GAUCHOS (Argentina -Ecuador) " Nomadic and colourful horsemen and cowboys have wandered the prairies as early as the when wild Cimarron cattle overpopulated the flatlands" [Photography project by JIMMY NELSON]

Rustic ranch in Argentina: House of Jasmines

Rustic ranch in Argentina: House of Jasmines

Relais Chateaux - At the foot of the Andes, in the spellbinding town of Salta (meaning “beauty” in Quechua), the elegant House of Jasmines cultivates the art of hospitality. House of Jasmines, ARGENTINA

Argentine Patagonia, Argentina. Javier Etcheverry.

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