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It never rains, but it pours, *STILL* Villa Dolores!, Argentina travel blog

It never rains, but it pours

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Now I've got diarrhoea! Lending an extra level of truth to the aphorism "it never rains, but it pours"*. Despite travelling through Africa twice, I've never before had to suffer this particularly unpleasant ailment, and had therefore managed to convince ...

The boys are back in town..., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

The boys are back in town...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Well I am back in town at least. I know Buenos Aires from a previous visit, with my younger brother and two other close friends, back in 2002. When I left Buenos Aires back then, after a few hectic days involving lots of partying, dining and ...

The journey begins., Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

The journey begins.

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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Friday, 11 March 2005: this is the evening of the night before. We are ready to go, no excuses left, we have to start cycling now. Oh dear! Due to a lack of flights we spent a few extra days in Buenos Aires. We took this opportunity to spend a day ...

Spanish - Spanglish...oh jeez I'm confused!, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Spanish - Spanglish...oh jeez I'm confused!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... ! Yes, I am speaking from experience here, and yes, Kevin did have go mental! Anyway, Dulce de Leche is so popular here in Argentina that they have Dulce de Leche ice-cream, which of course we felt obliged to sample,  Dulce de Leche biscuits called ...

the last stretch in Patagonia ....., Bariloche, Argentina travel blog

the last stretch in Patagonia .....

A travel blog entry by helene

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... where it's the place to sleep, drink beer, eat chocolate and plan your route into Chile. After four months in Argentina, I'm oddly apprehensive about going to a different country. Argentina is fantastic, with friendly people, great steaks, cheap ...

No Norwegian julegran as far as the eye can see., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

No Norwegian julegran as far as the eye can see.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... calculation I'm not exactly sure, only thing I know is that I enjoyed it a lot. As I just mentioned, I spent Christmas in Argentina, mainly in and around Buenos Aires. But I also plan to spend another week in fashionable Punta del Este, Uruguay, as ...

The Beautiful Iguazu Falls, Iguazu Falls, Argentina travel blog

The Beautiful Iguazu Falls

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... not one large water fall, but a series of falls, with numerous steps and stages, set deep in the tropical forest bordering Brazil and Argentina. At it's peak flow it has 12,700 cubic metres of water pouring over the edge. Although we did not visit at this ...

Don't cry for me Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Don't cry for me Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... only one day left in Buenos Aires, a self-guided walking/Subte tour was not going to cut it. Lucky for me, everything in Argentina was sooooo cheap, that I was able to guiltlessly buy a city tour to explore the city treasures I had not seen yet and let ...

Riding a wind-up toy, Las Chacras, Argentina travel blog

Riding a wind-up toy

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Today I came to understand what my guidebook meant by "undulating terrain". Rather than the mile after mile of blissful downhill that I fully believed I deserved after yesterday´s steep, rocky and winding climb, I was treated to the following: short ...

Pina Colada for the cold, Hopefully about 10km from Villa General Roca, Argentina travel blog

Pina Colada for the cold

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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My night at the Nacional Park whose-name-I-dare-not-speak turned out to be fairly eventful, as I was subjected to not only fierce winds but, more surprisingly, rain! The wind was more of a concern, however, and as I lay trembling in my tent, praying for ...

Big city nights., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Big city nights.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... go on your next vacation (I know it's unlikely, as most people have a long list of dream destinations), then can I recommend Argentina? It's a fantastic country, it's very cheap at the moment, it's safe and people are friendly. For example, start or ...

Afternoon tea and scones in Trevelin, Trevelin, Argentina travel blog

Afternoon tea and scones in Trevelin

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... fantastic scenery during the journey. We found the cheapest place that we could...£20 for both of us per night. High season in Argentina is not cheap. Anyway, we were planning on staying here for a few days and visiting the national park that is close ...

Surprise parades, Wine and spa time, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Surprise parades, Wine and spa time

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... stunning stone and wood structures along the way, inspired by the european alps architecture, a local architect put slight variations and Argentina style into the buildings which now have made the buildings famous for this area. After a nice bus trip, we ...

Two contrasting days at Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Two contrasting days at Laguna de los Tres

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... , dinner in a little Bistro…Fuegia Bistro is the name I think. This was certainly the best food we’d had in Argentina….and from my veggie perspective, the best salad I’d had in months! Definitely worth a visit. All in all, another ...

Full up, Parana, Argentina travel blog

Full up

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... elsewhere. The next place was smilier, but full. "Full? How can this be?" I ordained. "Everywhere I have ever been in Argentina has been completely empty! Everyone is staying indoors out of the 'cold' Argentine winter! How can somewhere be full?" But ...

La Angastura to El Chalten, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

La Angastura to El Chalten

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Sleeping in a tent does have the advantage of ensuring you get an early start. We were up, fed, packed and on the road again by 8am. With one eye on the fuel gauge we made our way to Tres Lagos, which other than the lovely views over Lago Cardiel wasn't ...

Birthplace of Ernesto Guevara, Rosario, Argentina travel blog

Birthplace of Ernesto Guevara

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... a pathetic voice, ´Frio! Frio!´she then brought me a blanket!! So, I come to the end of my short time in Argentina. It has recently suffered from high inflation, so all the prices published in the Lonely Planet guide (published March 2010) had ...

El Calafate - Land of glaciers......and flamencos, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Calafate - Land of glaciers......and flamencos

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Photos for now, a few words to ...

La Bombonera., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

La Bombonera.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Close to three months has already passed, and just a few hours ago my brother left for Norway and Christmas celebrations with family and friends. It's been a few fantastic months together, visiting six very different and spectacular countries. I guess ...

Altiplano, altitude and an injured camera..., Purmamarca, Argentina travel blog

Altiplano, altitude and an injured camera...

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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"Purmamarca is in the cultural heart of Argentina," so says one of our leaders, Juan. Apparently, when backpacking through Argentina, lots of people base themselves in Purmamarca and head out to explore the surrounding areas. He did something similar when ...

El Vino did flow, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

El Vino did flow

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... didn't spend too much time in Mendoza, it was full of young travellers. We felt a bit grumpy and old telling them to shut up at 3am. This city did it's job and didn't disappoint, but it's time to say ta'ra to Argentina for good, and Hidde for a wee ...

What would you do next...?, Córdoba, Argentina travel blog

What would you do next...?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... the world, I thought I would probably be in New Zealand by July 2005. That's eight days from now, and I am still here in Argentina, realizing that it's a possibility I won't make New Zealand at all on this trip (don't worry you Kiwis out there, I'll come ...

Rugged, Windy and Breathtaking Patagonia, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Rugged, Windy and Breathtaking Patagonia

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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We packed up and said goodbye to the wonderful staff at La Cantera and made our way down to the Bus terminal in the dark.  We boarded the bus to El Chalten and started out through the darkness north. Once the sun started to peak up above the ...

Cyclist, madman, chef., Victoria, Argentina travel blog

Cyclist, madman, chef.

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... by a nearby monastry, to purchase a jar of its renowned prize-winning monk-made dulce de leche. My next destination was Rosario, Argentina's third largest city, and home to a man called Pablo Chufeni, a friend of my relative Anita in Uruguay, who I ...

Yay, the ash cloud cleared!, Bariloche, Argentina travel blog

Yay, the ash cloud cleared!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Approaching Bariloche was like driving into some post-apocalyptic world. The town has been heavily affected by the recent eruptions from a nearby volcano in Chile and regularly gets covered in a cloud of ash. Looking out the windows of the bus we could ...

Revolutionary fervour, Alta Gracia, Argentina travel blog

Revolutionary fervour

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... very interesting musuem. Exhibited therein was the bicycle he used on his first trip (before the motorcycle diaries one), through Northern Argentina at the age of 22. Was this a coincidence, or was it a sign that I would start nurturing Marxist ...

Mendoza, wine country, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Mendoza, wine country

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... on emails etc. For some reason I didn't take any photos at all in the next few days... Mendoza being the wine capital of Argentina probably contributed to this. The most noteworthy trip we made was a "bike and wine" tour (Mr Hugo's), where we caught a ...

Blown off my feet on my birthday!, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Blown off my feet on my birthday!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 253 Temperature : Dunno...cold! Weather : Wind like we've NEVER seen before! Happy birthday to me...Happy birthday to me...Happy birthday to mee-eeee...Happy birthday to me! Well, I've never before had a birthday quite like it.....I ...

Enjoying the Patagonian Summer Weather!!, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Enjoying the Patagonian Summer Weather!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 252 Temperature :  6 degrees on the mountain Weather : Howling wind and driving rain…so with wind chill…close to freezing for sure! Before I tell you about what we have been up to, let me first tell you some ...

Patagonian driving, Rio Gallegos, Argentina travel blog

Patagonian driving

A travel blog entry by ameng

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Just some photos from the long journey to Bariloche.  We stopped in a small town on the way that was literally in the middle of nowhere, not sure what it was called ...

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