Cowboy boots and dancing shoes
It has become cliché to say that Argentina is as much European as it is Latin; yet to arrive in Buenos Aires and discover this is actually true still surprises. With the Patagonian Andes as its glacial backbone, Argentina is a land of extreme wilderness, while its vast pampas are still home to roaming gauchos – the original South American cowboys. Had enough of the wild? The birthplace of the tango and the world's fifth-largest wine producer has enough high culture to satisfy the most discerning palate, plus a nightlife that'll keep you up early into the morning.