Category: Argentina

Drink Fernet like an Argentinean

By Travel Drunk, August 12, 2010 8:00 am

Mint FernetWait, is it Argentinean, or Argentine? Whatever. Fernet is Argentinas drink, and with a little patience you’ll learn to love it too. When you first try Fernet it’s hard to see why it’s so popular. Fernet is almost black, and has a really strong bitter-herby taste. The closest comparison would be to Jager, but it doesn’t really taste like that either. The most popular way to drink it is mixed with cola, about 50/50, with no garnish in a rocks glass. After a while I really acquired a taste for it (persistence is the key), and added much less cola. There is also a mint flavored version that would be perfect if you’re the type of self-hating masochist that likes menthol cigarettes.

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Buenos Aires: Art, Beer, and Good Times

By Travel Drunk, August 10, 2010 8:00 am

If you’re going to Argentina, it’s pretty much a given that you will go to Buenos Aires. This is a goodBA Ind day thing, since BA kicks ass. This is, in my opinion, the most European city in South America, with strong Spanish and Italian influence. BA is broken into 48 districts, but you’ll probably stick to 4 or 5. We choose to stay at the Art Factory hostel, located in San Telmo. The hostel was pretty cheap (relatively), and the rooms were nice. The staff is cool, the drinks are pretty cheap, but it kinda attracts some snobby people that think they’re better than you because they chose an artsy hostel, even though you’re staying there too. Most of the people there were cool though.

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Wine Snobbery in Mendoza, Argentina

By Travel Drunk, August 9, 2010 8:00 am

If you’re going to Argentina, and you like wine, get you ass to Mendoza. Mendoza is the SouthMaipu vines American wine capitol (but don’t tell the Chileans). The city itself is really nice, and easy to walk through. They have great food, shopping, incredible parks, good weather, and……wait for it………WINE!!!

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Micro Brews in Bariloche, Argentina

By Travel Drunk, August 7, 2010 8:00 am

BarrilocheMoving north through Patagonia, we headed to Bariloche, Argentina. Bariloche is the spot for outdoors sports in Argentina: hiking, fishing, rafting, mountain biking, and skiing in the winter. It also has one of National Geographics Top Ten Views in the World (which is hyped up all over town, but it’s really pretty awesome).

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