Villa Epecuen, A Real-Life Underwater City

June 10, 2013

Villa Epecuen Photoraph

While many have excited themselves over a recent scientific discovery of what appears to be a millions-of-years old Brazilian Atlantis, relatively few seem to have reveled in the astonishing re-emergence of a previously sunken city within the same continent.

Just a couple hours south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Villa Epecuen was once a thriving resort community nestled near the therapeutic salt lake of Lago Epecuen. Boasting many fine amenities, one of which included a railroad station (a relatively novel installation for such a small town), Villa Epecuen’s population swelled to a cozy 5,000+ during the 1970s. So too, however, did the waters during a particularly rainy season in 1985. As an unfortunate result, the salty waters tore through the picturesque village and by 1993, the entire community could be accessed not via train but rather flippers.

It wasn’t until 2009 that the town’s 33-foot deep liquid canopy receded and revealed what resembles a set from the latest George A Romero film.

Real-Life Underwater City

Real-Life Underwater City Villa Epecuen

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Patagonia’s Lush Diversity

March 31, 2013

Patagonia Argentina

Fun fact: the Argentine-Chilean region’s ovine population is almost as endless as its beauty. It’s estimated that the world’s last great wilderness is home to approximately 5.5 million sheep, which is more than Patagonia’s population.

Patagonia’s Portrayal Of The Past

March 26, 2013

Valle Los Gigantes

Located in Argentina’s famed Patagonia region, El Parque Paleontologico Valle de los Gigantes offers its viewers incredible glimpses into its dinosaur-filled past. Amid its flora are twelve life-size and scientifically accurate replicas of its former dinosaur denizens.

The Legendary Iguazu Falls

March 21, 2013
Iguasu Falls

Source: Air Pano

With such a stunning view, it’s no surprise that this Argentine/Brazilian gem is host to even more dramatic legend. The story goes that a god once planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí who, upon hearing that, fled with her mortal lover down the Iguazu River in a canoe. In a jealous fit of rage, the god is said to have sliced the river apart and thus created the waterfall. That way, so surmised the god, the two would never escape the perpetual falling sensation.

Tepui, The Table Of The Gods

March 9, 2013

Tepuis Argentinian Amazon

The word Tepui comes from the ancient Pemon language, where it means “house of the gods”. Largely found in South America, tepuis are mesas that rise abruptly from the jungle and give its visitors spectacular views of the surrounding wildlife. One tepui, Auyantepui, is the source of Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall.

A Gorgeous Glacial Trek

February 8, 2013

Glacier Trekking Perito Moreno

Shot in Argentina’s Perito Merino, the monolithic glacier featured is one of the Patagonia region’s main draws and the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world. It doesn’t stop there, though–or for that matter, at all. THe glacier is also one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing for reasons experts cannot determine.