From The Past: Across The Cordillera Of The Andes… »

This week’s “from the past” brings you a piece from… “Across The Cordillera Of The Andes, And Of A Residence In Lima, Other Parts Of Peru, In The Years 1823 And 1824” by Robert Proctor, Esq.; Published in 1825. On inquiring what could be had for supper, I found that a sheep had been killed, [...]

From The Past: A Mining Journey Across the Great Andes »

This week’s “from the past” brings you a piece from… “A Mining Journey Across the Great Andes; With Explorations In The Silver Mining Districts Of The Provinces Of San Juan And Menzona, And A Journey Across The Pampas To Buenos Ayres” by Francis Ignacio Rickard; Published in 1863 Having unloaded the mules, and given them [...]

From The Past: Modern Argentina, the El Dorado of to-day »

(After snagging an edition of “Carpenter’s World Travels: The Tail of the Hemisphere – Chile & Argentina” by Frank G. Carpenter (You can view a photo from it here), I’ve developed an interest in how Argentina was viewed, in the days of old, by travelers, journalists, and writers. Particularly on the subject of asado and [...]

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