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Argentina

Argentina is a great country to visit. The place is huge, and because of its long shape and the Andes it offers an amazing variety of landscape and wildlife. There is tropical forest in the north, semi-desert in Patagonia, and of course the glaciers at the foot of the Andes. We also briefly visited three neighbouring countries: Uruguay, Brazil and Chile (click here for more Chilean images from our separate trip).

We were there for three months from December 2001 to February 2002, right in the middle of its economic crisis. We saw protests in Buenos Aires, pickets in small towns, and the collapse of peso-dollar peg that saw the peso lost half of its value. This was certainly an unexpected experience for us.