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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THE GAUCHO AND THE HORSE

For the gaucho, the horse was like a part of himself, and, when there was the unusual case that he did not have it, he said “he was without feet”. Maybe that’s why he gave him so many different names, each of which contained a true definition of the animal’s conditions. Pingo...
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Customs of the Gaucho

Nowadays in the Pampas, you will still have the joy and wander to meet a Gaucho and Learn about the most authentic Argentine traditions. The meals of the gaucho are: the roast, meat to the embers that often cooked with the leather, the empanadas, the locro, the humita, the arrope, the puchero ...
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EXPLORING GAUCHO´S HISTORY

In the Americas, few professions are romanticized quite like that of the cowboy. Images of rugged men dashing about on broncos have earned a place in both North and South American history, the hardships of their chosen lifestyle masked by the allure of wide open skies and days full of adventure. Whi...
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