Travels in Argentina: From Gauchos to Freemasons and More

In the town of San Antonio de Areco, locals celebrate their historic gaucho heritage.

In the pampas, vegetation is sparse and desolate.

An ombu tree near a local estancia outside San Antonio de Areco. Technically, ombu is a shrub not a tree since it is hollow.

Back in Buenos Aires, the botanical garden displays vegetation more common to the coast.

Nearby, a freemason temple brings together a fraternity of men in the downtown area.

Not too far away, a cafe displays an antique container of yerba mate tea.

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