Travel Blogs from Pinamar
... and basking in the sun. The waves were small but enough for a paddle boarder and some surfers. Vendors walk the beach offering kites, choclo (corn on the cob), beach wear, artesanias (hand made jewelry), and even watches, dvds, and gorras. There were several baleanarios (beach front restaurants) with paradores (metal frame tarp huts for people to use for refuge from the sun and wind) that stretch out onto the beach (even getting flooded when the ...
... areas rather than the international set. After we caught up with the bus outside of Iguazu, we continued on overnight into the main bus terminal in Buenas Aires. From there we caught a bus to a town named Mar de Ajo about 120 miles South of BA on the coast. There are a series of little towns along the coast in this area. Most of them saw their glory days in the '60s and '70s and are now somewhat seedy. Newer ...
... toward the environment in NZ. Wish we had more time to prepare!
We headed back to Buenos Aires in the afternoon, stopping in a Gaucho town to visit a shop selling traditional gaucho things. Then we travelled to Delores, the next town and stopped for lunch at a roadside restauran. There they are cooking meat outside by an open fire. We tried ‘Chiripan’, fresh chorizo in bread.
When we arrived back in Buenos Aires, Ananda, Graciela’s daughter ...
Today we headed out to Mar de Plata (Silver Sea), a marine town 100km from Villa Gesell. This time we passed fields of sunflowers and more fields of cows. Compared to NZ the fields seemed much wider because the fences between each field is greater and there were less animals per field. Jose Luis tells us that to own a cow in Argentina at least a 1km squared area of field per cow is necessary, this meaned for 100 cows you'd have to have 10km squared of field for ...
... and expected a light lunch since it was almost 5 pm. The sandwiches arrived and they were huge, the piece of meat (beef lomo) for each sandwich was tender and so big there was more of it over hanging the bread than on it. The rocket salad had more cheese than rocket... food was plentiful and full of everything. And on the way back from the restaurant, we forgot to release one of the quad breaks and we dragged sand a good 50 metres before the ...
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