Here's why to book cheap flights to Buenos Aires!!
Find the best fares and best airline tickets to Buenos Aires and indulge in a historic Argentine tradition. When you think social beverages, for most people what comes to mind is going out for a few beers or a few cocktails. One of the most popular get-together beverages in the Americas, however, is actually a strong, caffeinated tea. Argentina’s mate, a bitter drink made in a special container, is ubiquitous throughout this South American nation. You’ll see Argentines of all backgrounds and ages drinking mate from their traditional cups or thermoses that also make great souvenirs. As soon as you get your cheap tickets to Buenos Aires, start learning about this fascinating drink and impress locals with your mate skills.
Mate is traditionally drunk in a container, also called mate, that is made from a hollowed out gourd. As such, containers come in different shapes and sizes and can be hand-painted and covered in ornaments or decorations. The drinker sips mate through a metal straw called a bombilla that you can recognize by the sieve-like structure at the bottom end. The drink itself is made by adding dried yerba mate leaves to the cup and then steeping them in hot water. Nowadays it is often made in a thermos for convenience. After a special preparation process of shaking the gourd and adding hot water at an angle, the drink is ready. You must constantly add water to mate to keep it hot and fresh. As the water level gets low, it is perfectly acceptable to slurp the mate out of the bombilla and this is a sound you might hear frequently if you’re around many Argentines drinking mate. A normal mate can be refilled almost ten times before you need to switch out the leaves, and leaves that have been aged longer are generally more pungent and last longer as tea. Mate is traditionally a communal drink to be passed between friends or family, although if you’d rather not do this you can purchase your own mate container as soon as you arrive here on cheap flights to Buenos Aires.
Mate is the national drink of Argentina and is one of the first things that visitors from international airlines discover about this country. Though mate is one of Argentina’s claims to fame, the drink is also common in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Brazil is actually the largest producer of mate leaves. Argentines will be quick to tell you about the many health benefits of this antioxidant-rich substance. Mate contains vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B1, and B2. In some studies it has been shown to increase HDL cholesterol and decrease negative LDL cholesterol levels. So think of your cheap flights to Buenos Aires as an investment in your health, in addition to a memorable trip to one of Latin America’s largest cities. Find the best fares and airline deals on flights to Buenos Aires today, and don’t forget to bring home your own mate set.