In January, I visited La Bamba de Areco, a historic estancia in the pampas outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, to write a story for Destinations of the World News, a luxury travel magazine based in Dubai. Below is an excerpt from the review, which was published in the June edition of Destinations of the World News, and some of the unpublished photographs I took at La Bamba de Areco.
The sound of a ringing bell cuts through the still, early afternoon air in the countryside outside San Antonio de Areco, a traditional farming town 90 minutes from Buenos Aires.
The noise summons the guests of La Bamba de Areco to a magnificent al fresco lunch in the shade of tall eucalyptus and acacia trees, where plates are piled high with fresh salad, grilled provoleta cheese and an endless supply of Argentine steak, which sizzles on the parilla (grill) nearby.
It’s a typical lunchtime at La Bamba, an exquisitely restored estancia (ranch) with 11 luxuriously appointed suites, each named after polo ponies, where an idyllic vision of the life of an Argentine rancher is shared with guests seeking a taste of the bucolic countryside.
After a languid lunch, I retire to my Cottage Suite, Jabalina, a cool residence separate from the main buildings of the 185-year old estancia, which looks out onto landscaped gardens, tall trees and manicured polo fields, where the resident international team train in polo season.
This excerpt was taken from an article I wrote for Destinations of the World News. The article was published in the June 2015 edition of the magazine. Click on the link above to read the rest of the article, or click on the photos to see them full-screen.
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