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Frommer's. The best trips start here. Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.Insider tours that take you from the tango halls of Buenos Aires to the snowy peaks of Patagonia. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. Find great deals, the latest travel news, trip ideas, and more at Frommers.comLIST OF MAPS. WHAT’S NEW IN ARGENTINA. 1 THE BEST OF ARGENTINA. 2 ARGENTINA IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ARGENTINA. 4 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES IN ARGENTINA. 5 BUENOS AIRES. 6 THE PAMPAS, THE COAST& OTHER SIDE TRIPS FROM BUENOS AIRES. 7 IGUAZÚ FALLS& THE NORTHEAST. 8 SALTA& THE NORTHWEST. 9 CÓRDOBA& THE CENTRAL SIERRAS. 10 MENDOZA, THE WINE COUNTRY& THE CENTRAL ANDES. 11 THE ARGENTINE LAKE DISTRICT. 12 PENÍNSULA VALDÉS& SOUTHERN PATAGONIA. 13 TIERRA DEL FUEGO& ANTARCTICA. APPENDIX A: ARGENTINA FAST FACTS& WEBSITES. APPENDIX B: SURVIVAL SPANISH. INDEX.Michael Luongo has written on Argentina for theNew York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Bloomberg News, Out Traveler, and many other publications. He is also the author ofFrommer’s Buenos Aires. His debut novel,The Voyeur, was published by Alyson Books in 2007, and he has several other travel books. He has visited more than 80 countries and all seven continents, but few places have stolen his heart like Argentina. Highlights of his travels there include riding Juan Perón’s coffin through the streets of Buenos Aires during his 2006 reburial and wearing Evita’s perfume to a dinner party. Visit him at www.michaelluongo.com and www.misterbuenosaires.com.Charlie O’Malley is an Irishman who lives and works in Mendoza, Argentina. He has worked on several Frommer’s guidebooks for countries all over South America and Central America. He edits his own magazine in Argentina calledWine Republic.Christie Pashby is the author ofFrommer´s Banff& Jasper National Parks and co-author ofFrommer’s Chile andFrommer’s Best Hikes in British Columbia. Since falling for an Argentine mountain guide while whitewater kayaking in Costa Rica, Christie has divided her time between the Canadian Rockies and Bariloche, Argentina. A freelance journalist and translator, she also somehow finds the time to run a small guiding business with her husband and cram in two ski seasons a year. Her websites include www.patagoniatravelco.com and www.patagonialiving.com.