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Travel Blogs from Mar del Plata
It's all about the beach baby. Leather skinned locals make the way every day to the beach. The golf club and other clubs 'own' areas of the beach and have little club houses at the top of their section. So I presume as a member of the golf club above you can also avail yourself of the beach facilities.
This is very upmarket, the views are …
We left BA early yesterday by Bus for Mar Del Plata which is about 5 hours south. It's peak holiday weekend (Carnival) here so everyone has gone to a beach place somewhere along the coast. The bus station was more like a small airport and well set up. It had over 70 bays to park these two-story, modern buses. Some were off to Chile, …
... that the first mention of Mar del Plata was made by Ferdinand Magellan 1519, who sailed the Latin East Coast in search of strait to make it to the other side of the continent. He named it "Punta de Arenas Gordas", after seeing the part of Mar del Plata, which is currently "Punta Mogotes" on the south of the city.
From the first mention to the arrival and settling of the Europeans, many years have passed.
The indigenous peoples of Las Pampas, ...
... also on our tour decided to head down as well but a day later.
Dion and I got on a bus the following day after say goodbye to the tour group who I had had a fantastic time travelling with over the past two and a half weeks. After asking for a few directions when we got of the metro as to where the bus station was we had booked our bus and boarded all in fairly quick time. The five hour bus ride seemed to drag on a bit but after arriving we jumped in a cab and made our way to ...
So after Buenos Aires, I stayed in Mar del Plata with a couchsufer named Sergio. He is a psychology student and works with trouble youth in a really bad neighborhood. I had the opportunity to go with him one day.
The kids are into Morga. Which is a style of street drumming music based in the Buenos Aires area. They showed me some of their rhythms and their instructor played guitar as well, and knew BLUES!!!! So ...
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