THE LIFE OF THE GAUCHO

Possibly the first gauchos were people who broke their bonds with the past and went to the solitude of the great pampa where there was water, grass and cattle. They developed an incredible ability to master the horse, as well as to use the “boleadoras” (three stones linked by a rope that...
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The PULPERIA

The pulpería was the only possible meeting place for the Gaucho in the immensity and solitude of the pampas. There, as some gaucho poem indicates, people verified that they could continue talking, after days and sometimes months of not exchanging words....
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Ponchos in Argentina

Longer before the Spanish conquest, the local people from what later would known as Argentina made refined clothing with wool from tamed llamas to protect themselves from the cold weather. They used to cover the upper part of their bodies with what we call a poncho: a square or rectangular piece of ...
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Curiosities of the gaucho

Did you know? The word “gaucho” has its origin in those men who were agile cattle breeders and possessed great skills in strength and speed. The citizens of the pampas, in the Río de la Plata, which occupy a large part of Argentina and Uruguay, were called “gauchos“. To this...
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