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... really energetic. When our feet and backs couldn't take any more, we decided to take a taxi back to pack and prepare for our trip to Iguazu. We had run out of cash, so we wandered through some sketchy streets, found a bank and hopped in a taxi... With an insane driver. Buenos Aires has a lot of one way streets, so making sure you are taking the right turn is important. What is interesting are the rules of ...
Today we flew back to Buenos Aires and had some time to explore the city. We wandered through the Recoleta area and enjoyed seeing all the fancy shops.
That night we had our final dinner with the tour group. What a great group they have been. We all got along really well. Many of them had traveled extensively and had great stories to share. What an inspiration for us to keep up our ...
... stay in a good quality hotel in central Buenos Aires.
Hotel for the night: Hotel Splendid
Concordia 12 Feb 2014
Today we drive roughly 415 kms drive towards Concordia where we bush camp for the night
San Ignacio De Mini 13 Feb 2014
A 560 kms drive takes us to the Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio de Mini. We spend the night at a camp site with facilities
Puerto Iguazu 14 Feb 2014
... there are 2 ways to exchange your US dollar. The bank and the "black market". The obvious choice would seem to be the bank.... however by going to the "black market" you will get a SIGNIFICANTLY better exchange rate.
For example, my $10 US dollar bill could get me 78 Pesos by going to the bank. But if I bring my $10 bill to the black market I could get around 110 Pesos. So obviously, this is a ...
... metrosexual than i had a tolerance for. It was getting hot hot hot, so we headed back for a siesta in our A/C room. Just as we were about to go out for a stroll prior to dinner, a little rain storm moved in and accomplished two tasks: 1) It cooled everything down nicely 2) It deposited lots and lots of leaves and branches all over the already broken and trashy sidewalks. Walking around in that stuff wasn't much fun. In general the sidewalks in BA aren't well kept, and the degree ...