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El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Calafate

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: El Calafate's major draw is its proximity to the Moreno Glacier, which we were here to see, but it is also a pleasant enough place in itself. We spent our first day in the town just hanging around and chilling out as we don't seem to have stopped ...

From what I can remember....the wines were great!, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

From what I can remember....the wines were great!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... and Martin (a young American lad) set off on the bus heading for Maipu, in order to visit some of the best wineries that Argentina has to offer! The bus dropped us off outside "Mr Hugo's" bicycle rental shop. After purchasing our bikes (25 pesos each) we ...

Capital Federal - La Segunda Parte, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Capital Federal - La Segunda Parte

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Another page turned on the calendar. We hopped on subte line D headed for Palermo, then walked to our next place.  Laden with packs in the late morning heat reminded us a little of moving in Asia. On arrival we peeled off a layer and Jason got to ...

Two countries in one Birthday, Puerto Natales to El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Two countries in one Birthday

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get on bus for El Calafate in Argentina which should take about 5 hours to get to. We head off on a virtually empty coach and enjoy the views as we cross over to the border which is a very quick process. I am bemused by the sign at the Argentinian ...

Amazing Glacier, El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

Amazing Glacier

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a lie in today and Tony goes out to sort a hire car as its cheaper than the tours to the glacier plus means we can leave later. Weather still great and we head off after stocking up for a picnic. Drive is just over an hour away along the lake and ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, West to East Torres del Paine National Park, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Wake up to howling wind and driving rain outside and I am pretty sure I am not going to go trekking! Still not 100% better and would rather not be frozen and wet for a few days. Still decide to get the bus into the park as have already bought the ...

A Whale of a Time! (groan), Peninsula Valdes, Argentina travel blog

A Whale of a Time! (groan)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... head north to the ecological reserve of Peninsula Valdez. It's a huge area that is the place to see sea life in Argentina. They get Right Whales, Killer Whales, Magellanic Penguins, Sealions, …… all within easy viewing around the coast or in ...

The Lake District, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina travel blog

The Lake District

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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We arrived in beautiful Bariloche almost two hours late. We weren't communicating clearly so we missed the first bus into town. When we finally got to the hostel they told us they had missed our reservation confirmation so they didn't have the room we ...

The big climb, Puente de Inca, Argentina travel blog

The big climb

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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This was the day where I climbed the Andes, and big time. The road got steeper, and steeper, and then, for luck, a little bit steeper. It was formed of a load of switchbacks literally zigzagging up the side of the mountain, like a giant game of snakes ...

It's a dogs life....., El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

It's a dogs life.....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to bed in our dorm. The hostel is very nice though great views of the Andes from its elevated position, we just wish we could afford to eat the eat as much as you can BBQ and the steaks that some people seem to be able to live on in ...

Beefing it up in Argentina. Literally., Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Beefing it up in Argentina. Literally.

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... into my new Brazilian g-string bikini' They were so right. Im so fat. OK, so they told me that the food was amazing in Argentina, but they didn't tell me it was THIS amazing. All you can eat buffets for only US $4, with the most amazing meat you've ...

Tango Buenos Aires style - in  NEW shoes!!, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Tango Buenos Aires style - in NEW shoes!!

A travel blog entry by mette

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... 'handbag', 'shoe' or 'nailpolish' when we walked through Recoleta Cemetery and La Boca. By the time we shared a few bottles of Argentina's finest in Cafe Tortoni I think he was glad he was heading up to Iguazu ahead of the girlies. Drank way too much ...

Thwarted..., Salta, Argentina travel blog

Thwarted...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... if you do them with a silly, over-enthusiastic Spanish accent, here are the Top 5 words that are most fun to say: 5. Arriba 4. Chicito 3. ¡Hola! 2. Empanada 1. Gazpacho Argentina is far too expensive for my liking. Bolivia it ...

Into Glacier Viedma, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Into Glacier Viedma

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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We were up early for the first ice trekking session of the day on Viedma Glacier. This still meant that we were able to have breakfast at 8am, but obviously people here don't like getting up early.  Probably something to do with the cold!! The ...

Arriving in Salta, Salta, Argentina travel blog

Arriving in Salta

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got the public bus from Encarnacion over the border to Posadas which are very regular and the buses dont wait for you. Made sure you get your ticket from the driver so they let you back on again without paying. On the Paraguayan side the border ...

Iguazu Falls - Argentinian Side, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina travel blog

Iguazu Falls - Argentinian Side

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... for once as rain had been forecast for Brazil and we had left it as overcast and grey as it had been for our entire visit but Argentina had been forecast sun and that is what we got as soon as we crossed the border - it was about 40ºC - phew. At the ...

Southernmost city in the world............check, Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

Southernmost city in the world............check

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... thanks. Tragic. Thus concludes what I would call one of our most bland blog updates. In our next blog update, we head to Bariloche, Argentina’s chocolate capital and cycle 37kms in an effort to earn ourselves some fat credits for Easter ...

As south as you can go without getting wet!, Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

As south as you can go without getting wet!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... ! We arrived in Ushuaia after a 13 hour bus journey which involved crossing into Chile, a short boat ride and a crossing back into Argentina - 4 border crossings each with one guy at the desk and 50 people on the bus - that's why it takes 13 hours! ...

Mission aborted (but the thought was there), El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Mission aborted (but the thought was there)

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... but in fact not at all, while the Aussies have the catchphrase "Shane, throw a few more shrimps on the Barby", the equivalent in Argentina is “Hugo, throw three or four more whole lambs on the Barby”, they really do know what they are doing, ...

Age is a terrible thing, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Age is a terrible thing

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I left the room at about 6:15 as I just get bored lay in bed trying to be quiet. Erica got up nice and early as well but I couldn't eat any breako after last night’s feast, so while the lady had some bread and jam I stuck to the coffee. By about ...

Futbol, faeces and finding Evita, Buenos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Futbol, faeces and finding Evita

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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The darkness lasted till about 7am which was great, our hostel also is great so after our free breako of hot bread, cereal, fruit and very strong coffee we set off across town to the Recoleta neighbourhood – the well heeled live here and also are ...

Welcome to the Land of Fire, Ushuaia, Argentina travel blog

Welcome to the Land of Fire

A travel blog entry by ameng

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23/11/10 Tuesday Shared a taxi from the airport to the middle of Ushuaia town, then hiked up some steep hills with our backpacks and found our hostel, which was situated in a quiet street (to be honest all the streets were pretty quiet).  Walked 4 ...

More buses, more bingo, more bread, Rio Gallegos, Argentina travel blog

More buses, more bingo, more bread

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Having the bed next to the window I woke up at about 6:45 and the Lady finally rose at about 9:00. We had a leisurely breakfast of coffee with jam and rolls, wrote some of the blog for the last few days and just spent some time chatting to our fellow ...

DOMINEY FAMILY VACATION - Print Edition, Mendoza, Argentina travel blog

DOMINEY FAMILY VACATION - Print Edition

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... ): ¨What do we have for her Rod?¨ Rod Roddy (exhumed corpse): ¨It´s a ´you pay all expenses´ trip to beautiful Argentina. And no need for a brand new car when you´ll be taking multiple overnight bus rides across the country. While in Mendoza, ...

It never rains, but it pours II, Colon, Argentina travel blog

It never rains, but it pours II

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Aha, he's recycling the bad-taste joke made during the attack of diarrhoea a couple of weeks back, you're thinking, and therefore indicating that those creepy-crawlies in the satsuma weren't so innocent after all! And yet again, behold the cruel irony of ...

Los Antiguos, Los Antiguos, Argentina travel blog

Los Antiguos

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... food is good for our Spanish! As it turned out there was no ferry the next day so we decided to spend one last day in Argentina and hang around Los Antiguos for the day. We didn't do much, just drank some beer, practiced our Spanish, ate at a ...

Go West! A leisurely drive back to the Andes, PN Los Alerces and Villa La Angostura, Patagonia, Argentina travel blog

Go West! A leisurely drive back to the Andes

A travel blog entry by idarich

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On the afternoon of Saturday 19 November, having spent a marvellous two days wildlife spotting on Peninsula Valdez, we dropped our travel companion Andrea off at the bus station in Puerto Madryn. We decided to take a leisurely drive west, back to the ...

Zzzzz, Rosario, Argentina travel blog

Zzzzz

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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I got to Rosario at you know which time of day, and checked into a basic hostel, refusing to be duped once again by the guidebook's dubious accommodation list. Fortunately I didn't encounter any of those irritating "backpacker" types - this wasn't that ...

Could be in the Alps, Bariloche, Argentina travel blog

Could be in the Alps

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... through getting our passports stamped). Eventally we arrived here in Bariloche, which is part of the lakes district here in Argentina. Its a pretty town, very touristy though, and very much like Swizerland or France, with the smowy mountains in the ...

Parque Nacional Los Alerces to Trevelin, Trevelin, Argentina travel blog

Parque Nacional Los Alerces to Trevelin

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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We woke early after the first night in our tent sore from the ground and tired, but looking forward to the first of our planned treks. We drove to the information centre only to be told that the trail we wanted to do was closed!  Apparently for ...

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