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Take a break from the summer heat in North America and enjoy the many pleasures of Argentina’s mild winter
Perhaps you want to escape summer doldrums but you are not ready to pull out your skis yet. You want to be outdoors, but not overcome by the heat and humidity that afflicts large portions of North America during the summer. Argentina is the answer. In July, August, and September, this beautiful country in the Southern Hemisphere experiences winter. But winter in Argentina is, in most of the country, temperate. With average low temperatures hovering around 50 degrees F and average highs of 60 degrees F, the country offers the perfect temperature for myriad cultural, nature, and adventure activities.
In cold weather or warm, Buenos Aires–where, let’s face it, there’s no bad season–is the logical place to start. The median temperature from July to September ranges from about 51F to 61F. You literally don’t have to sweat it.
Seeing a tango show is almost a requirement while you’re in Buenos Aires. If you’re there during August, you can even experience the Buenos Aires Tango Journey, from August 7 to 21, 2023. “Tango, more tango, and even more tango, that's how we want to spend the two weeks with you. Every day lessons with the maestros….Every night visiting the best and most beautiful milongas (informal tango-like social dances) in the city. Experience many tango shows and live concerts.” There are tango-related activities all over town. Watch professional dancers perform this iconic dance or learn to tango and take to the floor yourself.
Six Vietnam War Veterans Return to the Country 50 Years After the War's End
It was always going to be an emotional trip. When six men, veterans of the Vietnam War, decided to return to the country almost 50 years after the war’s end, it was bound to stir up difficult memories. They had been members of the Swift Boats, a famed U.S. Navy unit named for the high-speed aluminum boats deployed to patrol the 10,000 square miles of shallow waters of the Mekong Delta, the Ca Mau Peninsula, and other inland waterways of Vietnam. For those not old enough to remember the Swift Boat, check out Wikipedia.org for a refresher.