Travel Blogs from Argentina

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Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!, El Chalten / El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... doc would have allowed that!  The trip was a tour of 3 of the glaciers in the national park, first going around Lake Argentina to Upsala glacier, then to another arm of the lake to Spegazzini glacier, and finally to the most famous out of the 3, ...

Jumping the Mountains, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Jumping the Mountains

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... I will be returning to the US on August 6th, having changed my ticket. When SantiagŘinos hop on a bus and travel to Mendoza, Argentina, they do it for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it's a heck of a lot cheaper there (especially for beef ...

Penguins are so funny!, Parque Nacional Punta Tumbo, Argentina travel blog

Penguins are so funny!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... ; Some people. Once we had made it back to Trelew and then on to the airport we picked up our 3rd car of our Argentina stint – I would question our commitment to backpacking these days! This car was with us for 2.5 days and our first stop was Punta ...

Exploring Valle Fertil & Ischigualasto's badlands, San Agustin del Valle Fertil, Argentina travel blog

Exploring Valle Fertil & Ischigualasto's badlands

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... face bitten four times by mosquitoes was definitely not OK! There was me wanting to arrive in Cordoba, cultural capital of Argentina, looking svelte (or a close imitation) and I looked as though I’d contracted some hideous skin disease of the face! ...

Argentina - Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Argentina - Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... no Spanish help or support, only bolstered their courage and determination. Revolutions began to spread and after an 8 year war, Argentina became independent on 9th June 1816. My first location in Argentina was the capital city, Buenos Aires which lies ...

Delighting in Cordoba's culture and commerce, Cordoba, Argentina travel blog

Delighting in Cordoba's culture and commerce

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Buen dia from Cordoba! We had a great week exploring this beautiful city. Here are some photos. The writing will follow soon. Best wishes Nickie & ...

The hunt for a steak, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

The hunt for a steak

A travel blog entry by florby

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... , probably the best I've had. The price, even better. At 140 pesos (20usd). That left us extremely satisfied and checked off the Argentinan steak on our list. Went back to the hostel to chill out after. Leaving for iguazu tomorrow! Buenos Aires, ...

Stuck in Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Stuck in Mendoza

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... nothing to do! We had a BBQ Buffet the other night.... the most meat i have ever eaten in one sitting i think ....apparently Argentina is famous for its BBQ┤s and Steak..... Me and Zoe ate soooooo much meat i hurt afterward, i have attached a ...

Route 40, Perito Moreno, Argentina travel blog

Route 40

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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Route 40 is infamous around these parts (and farther afield too it has to be said) for its emptiness: rightly so. This was not a stretch that we were looking forward to as we knew that it would be virtually all 'ripio' (gravel-type roads), there would be ...

The road to Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

The road to Mendoza

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... enable us to cover a lot of ground on good roads, as well as give us the opportunity to see another part of Argentina. We were assured that the road between the lakes and Neuquen was flat: after a particularly steep 8-mile climb we weren't entirely ...

Reflections on Argentina, Salta, Argentina travel blog

Reflections on Argentina

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... and a toad there. We have been privileged to see and experience the ever-changing landscape of this extraordinary land. We like Argentina. For the geologists amongst us And so we came into Salta, a once-wealthy, gracious city that retains much of ...

Argentina - Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina travel blog

Argentina - Iguazu Falls

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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Iguaz˙ Falls lies in the province of Misiones. It creates a natural border between Brazil and Argentina. One of the NEW 7 Wonders of Nature, this is now the fourth of the seven that i've seen this trip. The falls can be visited from either the ...

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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We have had a busy time in Buenos Aires getting everything in order for our trip, but we are now ready to go. "Ginger", our mascot, strapped to Philsy`s handlebars, is also rearing to go. All that holds us back now is finding a flight to Ushuaia . . ...

Special Feature: Class 3 questions and answers, Chepes, Argentina travel blog

Special Feature: Class 3 questions and answers

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... and the least is 20. Have you ever been bored of cycling? Yes. Although there are a lot of hills and mountains, much of Argentina is very flat. When we cycled 100 miles there were no hills at all, just completely flat from beginning to end, and when ...

The day starts at midnight, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

The day starts at midnight

A travel blog entry by ameng

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So after our 2 hour nap turned into an 8 hour nap, we decided to get up at midnight to get some dinner (or was it breakfast?) Our hostel is situated in the Corrientes are of Buenos Aires, which is famous for its theatres.  We are located one block ...

Wine bike tour trashed!, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Wine bike tour trashed!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Continuation of Day 32 February 5th - Arriving into Mendoza was not a problem. Argentina border took a while but luckily the exit stamp for Chile and entry stamp for Argentina are sat next to each other! No bridges to walk over! As we enter Mendoza, ...

Incredible Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina travel blog

Incredible Iguazu

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... . Early one evening we walked through Puerto Iguaz˙ to Tres Fronteres, the confluence of the Rio Iguaz˙ and Rio Parana where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge. The swirling, green water of the Rio Iguaz˙ was lined with dense jungle, a few scars ...

Tierra del Fuego - Land of fire....and pingŘinos, Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

Tierra del Fuego - Land of fire....and pingŘinos

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... del Fuego. So very, very cool. At San Sebastian we were stamped out of Chile, a very quick affair, and at San Sebastian, Argentina we received a new visa, sadly the last of our Big Trip, and waited and waited as the Argentine customs officials made a big ...

Shrines and records, Catamarca, Argentina travel blog

Shrines and records

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... really wouldn't be cricket and a hot shower was more the ticket. However, hints have been dropped on the way through Argentina to a still disinterested Philsy that perhaps the record could be broken. It's flat in these parts and the roads are ...

The land before time, Parque Nacional Sierra de Las Quijadas, Argentina travel blog

The land before time

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... . That┤s not a very detailed map, for those of you unfamiliar with the concept of scale. It does the whole of Argentina, and Argentina┤s a big country. Does anyone reading this agree with the map makers that a town consisting of THREE HOUSES - count ...

Banqueting richly upon units of distance, Rosario de Tala (a different Rosario altogether), Argentina travel blog

Banqueting richly upon units of distance

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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The bargain of my previous stay in Victoria was sadly already occupied owing to it being the weekend, and since after the debacle of Rosario bus station I was in no mood to start hunting around for alternatives, I checked into what appeared to be a hotel ...

Running dry in the desert, Pampas salinas, Argentina travel blog

Running dry in the desert

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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After an uneventful morning, I stopped for lunch in a cafe in a little town called Costa de Araujo (where's the Costa?). I was telling the owners about my trip: the wife's jaw dropped to the floor while the husband made the (obviously universal) ...

Corned beef, Liebig, Argentina travel blog

Corned beef

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Liebig was a village built by the English, who opened a massive meat-packing factory here, and if you were alive at any time between the 20s and the 70s, then the chances are you've eaten a can of corned beef that started its life in this very place. I ...

Parking the bikes in El Calafate., El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Parking the bikes in El Calafate.

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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It gets tougher! We've completed another 144 miles since last we posted to this site and have experienced some of the worst conditions to date. The main problem has been the ferocious headwinds that seem to dominate these parts and make the apparent ...

A short story about gloves, Still Villa Dolores, chicos and chicas, Argentina travel blog

A short story about gloves

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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A couple of days ago I lost a glove - just one, mind, and just like the map, I had taken them off when stopping for a break, or photo, or the like, and then forgotten all about them. But there was no way I was going back to hunt for a glove that had ...

Smashing photos, Montevideo, Argentina travel blog

Smashing photos

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Since I had managed to fill up all six of the memory cards for my digital camera due to my trigger happy overuse of the fabulous little machine, Pablo kindly offered to burn the photos onto CD for me so as I could free up some space on the cards. This we ...

Feliz Ano Nuevo, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Feliz Ano Nuevo

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... a kiosk where we were stamped out of Chile by one border official, took a step to the side, and we were stamped into Argentina by another border official. Our luggage (which had not gone up in flames thankfully!) was put through the x-ray machine by the ...

The end of the world...., Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

The end of the world....

A travel blog entry by anna_and_steve

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We made it.....the southernmost city in the world and as the locals like to call it 'the end of the world'. We saw the end of the world golf course, school, light house....you get the idea!! They are very proud of this fact.  It actually does feel ...

What battle rage inside my insides, Nono, not more, please, Argentina travel blog

What battle rage inside my insides

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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All is not well again in my intestinos: last night I must have produced enough gas to heat an average UK home for a year. Whatever chemical processing plant had established itself in my bowels was causing me a lot of pain and I didn't sleep much. By ...

Schleswig Holstein Helga gone missing., San Martin de los Andes, Argentina travel blog

Schleswig Holstein Helga gone missing.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I have had enough rest, so on my last day in Bariloche I decide to go on a day trip to pleasant, but touristy San Martin de los Andes, visiting Villa la Angostura and the Seven Lakes on the way. It's a nice enough trip and the weather is just perfect, ...

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