Argentina is a country that is full of Spanish descendants isn’t it after all this must be correct since it was the Spanish who conquered this country. Well its not quite correct. Sure there are lots of families here that have Spanish blood in them. But there are many families that count lots other countries as their heritage
Its what I love about Argentine its social history, its different tribes that came and gave Argentina a go, a place to try and make money, to settle down and raise a family. Have a look at any map of the country and you will find clues of other nationalities that came and settled here. The country can boast clans of many many countries here from Italy, Wales, Scotland, and Syria to Sweden, England, Ireland (well those Irish pubs get everywhere!) Russia and of course Israel to name but a few
|Arne and his friends and family on La Margarita before visiting Tandil|
Recently we had a inquiry from a group of 14 people from Denmark who said they were visiting Tandil about 150 kilometres from us. We were delighted they chose the estancia and when I had dinner with them I asked them why they had come to us and why they were heading to Tandil. They explained that they were visiting the area of Tandil as that is where their great great great grandfathers had settled after leaving Denmark in search of land to farm . Wow what an experience that was waiting for them. I recalled seeing a programme called En Camino of the area around Tandil. It was about the Danes that had settled there and to this day there is a school that until just few years ago only took pupils who had Danish blood in them, it’s that strong the Danish community in the area.
It was great to talk Arne Rasmussen the group leader and his compatriots about their trip and what they hoped they would find. Certainly I am sure that they had a wonderful experience and I bet they even got to taste Danish pastries in the Tandil area
Thank you Arne and all your friends and family for making La Margarita a part of your experience here in Argentina it was lovely to meet you all
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho hasta
PS Arne said the reason they had chosen the La Margarita is because they wanted to stay on an authentic estancia not a touristy one – we are so happy they came