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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Gaucho Argentino

One of Argentina’s most iconic inhabitants is the rugged Gaucho – the cowboy.  Life and the weather can be harsh in the scarcely populated wilderness that covers much of the centre and south of the country, and the job of herding cattle and sheep an...
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GAUCHO CULTURE

It Is the set of knowledge, arts, tools, food, traditions and customs that have as a reference to the gaucho, which means “a mestizo”.   The Gaucho culture has resulted in styles and forms of expression in music, literature and theater very well def...
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Exploring Argentina’s Gaucho History

The word Gaucho has different etymologies but we think that the most well-known comes from the Quechua word huachu which means orphan, solitary orvaga bond person… In the early 17th century, the first Gauchos appear across the coast of Argentina, who at this time were also called gauderios or...
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