OUT OF THE last 10 years of my life, I’ve lived in four different parts of Argentina. I’ve learned (and am still learning) how culturally, musically, and in terms of adventure sports objectives (mountains, rivers, waves), it can totally shatter your sense of what’s possible.
Area-wise, Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, but in terms of population it ranks only 32nd. There are huge tracts of open space across the pampas out to the Atlantic Patagonia, and all along the Andean Cordillera down to Tierra del Fuego. And then there’s Buenos Aires: densely packed, in its own way seeming to go on forever along the Rio de la Plata, a place often likened more to a European city than its fellow Latin American capitals.
The truth, though, is that Argentina has so many places and possibilities unlike anywhere else. Here are just a few experiences that stand out.