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Mendoza and wine!, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Mendoza and wine!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... the effect is wide open inviting streets, lined with restaurant's and shops. One thing i want to say about our experience in Argentina so far is the fact that everything has a much more European feel about it... I guess it is because everything is ...

Glacier, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Glacier

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... Perth, at the bus stop, and it turned out they were on the same bus as us and also heading to El Calafate, back in Argentina. Apart from some really crazy winds that literally blew you away if you jumped off the ground, there really wasn't much to note on ...

Rocking in Mendoza & Puente del Inca's rocks, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Rocking in Mendoza & Puente del Inca's rocks

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Rocking in Mendoza..... Mendoza and the busy Hostel Suites on Av Patricias Mendocinas was a real shock after the wilds and space of Patagonia and the warmth of the people there, but after a few days we were able to see beyond the hustle and grime and we ...

One big glacier & more stunning views....22-26 Nov, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

One big glacier & more stunning views....22-26 Nov

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... 't speak English....well you can imagine that didn't go down well. Katharina and I have found whilst travelling together, that in Argentina in particularly the women are not very friendly to us, and in general of all the countries I have visited the ...

On the rocks, with ice., El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

On the rocks, with ice.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... fun to you, then go check out the Perito Moreno Glacier (a part of the Continental Icefield) in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. I have seen beautiful glaciers before, back in Norway, but nothing as big as this. It's just enormous. "The width ...

A holiday within a holiday., Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

A holiday within a holiday.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... climb into the Andes. The plan is to cross the Uspallata Pass, one of the main transportation routes between Chile and Argentina, close to where Aconcagua (6959m) is located. The highest mountain outside the Himalaya range. The gorgeous girl sitting next ...

Six months later ....., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Six months later .....

A travel blog entry by helene

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... Embassy has issued a warning to British visitors to keep a low profile during the summit. I'm more concerned about the Argentina versus England footy match on November 12th. I'm already practising my Scottish accent, and hoarding wine and olives for that ...

Nobody on the road...nobody on the beach, Mar del Plata, Argentina travel blog

Nobody on the road...nobody on the beach

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... going back to Buenos Aires at the end of our journey around South America, but we figured we'd like to see a bit more of Argentina than just the big city. Our bus ride took us through flat countryside dotted with farms and pastures. Actually, it was a ...

I was TOLD never..., Salta, Argentina travel blog

I was TOLD never...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Now and then I follow some travel forums on the Internet, and I often see questions similar to the following (some of the questions posted may even be more specific, and not just ask about the length of a piece of string): "Will I be safe on my own ...

Cutting it close to the bone, Parque Nacional Pre-Delta, Argentina travel blog

Cutting it close to the bone

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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I left Rosario mid-afternoon and arrived at this national park in time to see the sun set over the river here. I don't know why they bothered making it a national park, though, as there's nothing else to see. I pitched my sweatbox tent on the grassy ...

Los Antiguos to Cueva de las Manos, Cueva de las Manos, Argentina travel blog

Los Antiguos to Cueva de las Manos

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Before we left Los Antiguos we made a quick visit to a couple of the viewpoints around town for views over the lake and of the mountains in Chile. We head back on the road to Ruta 40 and from Perito Merino headed south to Estancia Telken. It's a ...

A leisurely stroll, Cordoba, Argentina travel blog

A leisurely stroll

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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My next destination was Cordoba, the second biggest city in Argentina, and a mere twenty miles away - a pootle round the park in my humble estimation, barely worth getting out of bed for and certainly not worthy of me bothering to doll myself up in all my ...

Guidebooks for the blind, Santa Fe, Wild West, Argentina travel blog

Guidebooks for the blind

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... which seemed to consist mainly of parking lots, petrol stations and garages (guidebook: "this is one of the oldest cities in Argentina"), I found a hotel that I recognised from the cheaper end of the guidebook's list. However, it turned out to be far too ...

The Lake District, Bariloche, Argentina travel blog

The Lake District

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... degrees centigrade: Philsy is hoping that this will not be absolutely necessary . . . Bariloche's also the 'chocolate capital of Argentina', and we're now doing our best to test this Lonely Planet claim - elderly ladies in previously respectable ...

Five below freezing, Parque Nacional del Condorito, Argentina travel blog

Five below freezing

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... out for that national park. I was rendered suspicious by a bus parked off the road next to a farm gate: I had been in Argentina long enough to know that just because something was a big tourist attraction like a national park, didn't mean it would have a ...

Carelessness costs kilometres, Between a rock and a hard place, Argentina travel blog

Carelessness costs kilometres

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Usefully, Argentinian roads have milestones at every kilometre along their length. I was feeling energetic this morning and the milestones seemed to be passing very quickly indeed, when I suddenly looked down at my handlebar bag to see that my map wasn't ...

Ice ice baby, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (South), Argentina travel blog

Ice ice baby

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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The drive from El Chalten to El Calafate starts with me getting a crick in my neck and nearly crashing a few times trying to get the last few looks at the beautiful mountains as we drove away. It's not too far of a drive around and it was also our last ...

Upcoming Photo Show in New York! Yha!!!, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Upcoming Photo Show in New York! Yha!!!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Believe it or not, I'm still in Buenos Aires. Not for much longer though. I'll head to Patagonia soon for one last quest into The Wild. Then, officially, my adventure is over. When I finally make it back to Europe for Christmas, I would have verified ...

The South Atlantic, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

The South Atlantic

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The overnight bus from El Bolson to Puerto Madryn was not only a little late but also a lot colder than we would have liked. Still, in the fading daylight, iconic Patagonian scenery could be seen as we slipped past.  Jagged charcoal and orange-hued ...

Meat, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

Meat

A travel blog entry by helene

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... language classes and find some kind of voluntary work, preferably teaching small fat children to impersonate inanimate objects. I really like Argentina so far, it`s so different from the other countries I`ve visited. Most of the roads are paved, for a ...

The return of Class 3, Cafayate, Argentina travel blog

The return of Class 3

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... We really don't know. It will depend on what we find along the way. How many countries have you been through? Only 2 countries: Argentina and Chile. We went into a small part of Chile at the beginning, but it has mainly been Argentina so far. We ...

Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn, Argentina travel blog

Puerto Madryn

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... the usual walking around various hotels with our backpack until at last we found a hostel with 2 dorm beds left. We are loving Argentina but traveling in peak season is hard work. We need to book hotels in advance but can't because we aren't sure of ...

Welcome to the Big City, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Welcome to the Big City

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the end of the world in the Patagonia, got slapped in the face by high altitude in Bolivia and befriended and eaten a sheep in Argentina glacier country! What possible adventure could Buenos Aires, the so called "Paris of the South" really bring me? I was ...

Iguazu Iguassu Iguaçu, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina travel blog

Iguazu Iguassu Iguaçu

A travel blog entry by ameng

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17/02/2011 - Thursday Our bus arrived in the morning in Foz do Iguaçu, on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.  From our bus stop we caught the shuttle bus to the National Park, where we bought tickets and left our bags in lockers. Because the falls ...

Steaks, long treks & face to face with penguins, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Steaks, long treks & face to face with penguins

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... off by the wind. A few days later, we would make our way to El Chalten, known as the trekking capital of Argentina. The views and trekking didn’t disappoint. We had a spectacular day’s trekking (about 26km in total) with awesome weather and ...

Last Tango in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Last Tango in Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Despite having already stayed in two cities since our Patagonian adventure it was Buenos Aires that made us really want to escape back to the wilds; a gut reaction to the overwhelming size of the city, the confining streets, imposing buildings, the ...

Scenery and Wine!, Cafayete, Argentina travel blog

Scenery and Wine!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early again to be collected for our tour southwards to Cafayete. In retrospect could have got a bus but never mind! Had a scenic bus drive through valleys and coloured rocks and some amazing formations. We stopped at a random goat farm on the way ...

Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Argentina travel blog

Shangri-La

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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We're now in Mendoza, from where we have the chance to write again. Although we've had one or two enforced breaks along the way, unfortunately there were no facilities at any of these pitstops to update our travelogue. So to avoid disappointment, from ...

Doing it the hard way, Rosario Bus Station, Argentina travel blog

Doing it the hard way

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... no good at all, so in order to attract the right calibre of candidate, the management ran a nationwide contest to find Argentina's grumpiest and most obnoxious people, the winners receiving a prestigous position behind one of the much-sought after desks ...

"Poor Niagara..."

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... gone! Following a few relaxing days in Salta we headed south to the little town of Cafayate, located in one of Argentina's wine producing regions. It could have been in Northern California - beautiful weather, laid-back people, little boutique-y wine ...

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