I went to Argentina a couple of times between 2003 to 2007. I have been to different places in Argentina such as Florinda, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Cordoba. My favorite city in Argentina is Cordoba. I think it is because people there are nicer. A couple of things that I would recommend doing is to eat meat in Argentina. People there are carnivores and know how to cook all cuts of meat quite well. Another thing, please try the alfajores . They are among my favorite sweets in the entire world. They are also especially delicious in Cordoba, which may be one of the reasons why I liked it so much.
I have been to Brazil several times. When I went to school in Paraguay, we used to have a soccer, volleyball and basketball tournament in this camp called Nosso Recanto.This tournament was a lot of fun because we got to interact and build friendships with students from Brazil. When we weren't playing sports, we would go karaoking, swimming, climbing or just hang out. Nosso Recanto time was one of my most awaited times of the year.
Apart from that, I have been to the Iguazu Falls a couple of times. I have always enjoyed watching falls, so this place was a nice getawar for me.
As unfortunate as this may sound, I do not remember much of my travels through Chile. I only went to Chile once on a roadtrip. I have been to Santiago and other small cities in Chile. Two things that made an impression on me though:
- Out of all the cities I've been to, Santiago reminds me the most of Mexico City. So, I liked it.
- Driving through the Andes is one of the most overwhelming experiences. Those snowy mountains are definitely among the most beautiful natural objects I have ever seen.
I lived in Paraguay from 2003 to 2007. I think my stay here was very interesting. First, I spent my most critical teenage years here (13 to 17), so I associate Paraguay with my most rebellious years. It was nice living there because I was able to semi-relate to the culture. Unfortunately, even though I spent a lot of time there, at this point every thing seems like a blur. If I had the chance, I would definitely visit again.
Uruguay is probably my favorite country in South America. I went to Montevideo and a few other small cities around the area. I don't remember going to any place I didn't like. I was mostly excited to see "El Monumento del Ahogado", which is a hand coming out of the sand in Brava Beach. It is supposed to portray a "drowning hand".
One recommendation if you like to eat seafood: Uruguay (in my opinion) is the best seafood place, at least in South America. When I went there, all I ate was seafood.
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