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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 ...

Argentine Falls - Lost for Superlatives, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina travel blog

Argentine Falls - Lost for Superlatives

A travel blog entry by florby

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... bandage from my first aid kit and taped over the hole, to serve as a lesson for time to come. A brilliant day ended with a careless mistake, but the falls were great nevertheless. Looking forward to the Brazilian falls tomorrow! Puerto Iguazu, ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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