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Things start to go a bit pear shaped in Mendoza

Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Views [591]

A Bolivian approached us as we waited to get our bags off the bus, touting the “Life House Hostel” and promising free transport. We had been contemplating other places but we decided to go for a bit of randomness, seeing as we had never planned to ... Read more >

Tags: bike, blood, rain, storm


Gallery: Argentina - Mendoza

Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Argentina - Mendoza
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Bingo-bus to Mendoza

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Views [660] | Comments [2]

I have already briefly described South American long distance buses as being quite luxurious and well equipped compared to many European bus journeys I've been on. We thought our last 12 hour plus journey in the continent deserved a blog of its own.... Read more >

Tags: bingo, bus


Gallery: Argentina - Bariloche

Saturday, 10 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Bariloche
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Biking around Bariloche

Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [406]

As it was high season we decided to book ahead in Bariloche and arranged to stay at a place a few km out of town (Alaska Hostel). We said our bon voyages to Aisling and Keith at the terminal and jumped on another ... Read more >

Tags: asado, biking, lakes


Hats off to El Bolson

Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | Views [1104] | Comments [1]

The first time I had heard of El Bolson was when a friend recounted a tale about a friend of hers when in Buenos Aires. It had been settled (if that's the right word) by a bunch of hippies in the late seventies ... Read more >

Tags: fair, hat, hippy, hostel, trekking


Gallery: Argentina - El Bolson

Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Argentina - El Bolson
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Gallery: Argentina - Parque Nacional Las Alerces

Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Argentina - Parque Nacional Las Alerces
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Gallery: Argentina - Puerto Madryn & Trelew

Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Argentina - Puerto Madryn & Trelew
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New Years and Old trees: Esquel & Parque Nacional Las Alerces

Thursday, 1 Jan 2009 | Views [557]

The night journey across the continent towards Esquel was pleasant enough, although I thought I had left a bag containing all my gadgets behind. A man got on selling hand-made wooden rosary beads which I bought as a sort of superstitious insurance ... Read more >

Tags: fireworks, lake, mountain, party, trekking


Dinosaurs, black and white dolphins and Welsh tea in Trelew

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Views [1007] | Comments [1]

In 1852 a number of Welsh settlers arrived in Puerto Madryn and worked their way south and west before they got to the Chubut valley which they decided was the spot for them and promptly irrigated, We arrived in the heat of the mid afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: cake, mad people, museum, tea, wildlife


Gallery: Argentina - Buenos Aires

Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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A Whale of a Christmas in Puerto Madryn

Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [842]

The bus was warm and smelt distinctlly of feet as we found our seats. It had been delayed for 2 hours and Retiro was packed with throngs of people heavily laden with Christmas miscellanea. Puerto Madryn, in Chubut province in Patagonia was 18 hours ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, fireworks, whale, wildlife


Old friends in Buenos Aires

Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [784] | Comments [2]

t was always going to be a challenge to meet Marcos. I had taken the precaution of trying to text him suggesting we meet at the train terminal but without a phone it wasn't going to be easy. We spoke briefly and arranged to meet outside McDonalds but ... Read more >

Tags: delta, old friends, package, parrilla, party


At home in Buenos Aires

Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Views [449]

It was a bit disorientating in the taxi at first. The street names didn't seem familiar and I had lost my sense of direction. Gradually Buenos Aires started to reveal itself as we approached our rented apartment ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, old friends, protests, theft


Gallery: Argentina & Brazil - Iguazu & Itaipu

Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Waterfallls and Hydroelectric Plant
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Iguazu Falls

Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [1643] | Comments [2] | Video

It was only a five hour bus ride from San Ignacio to Iguazu but it was jammers when it came along so we were wedged between the toilet and the stairs for a good part of it. My solution (as I already mentioned in the Paraguay entry) was to write the blog ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dam, hyderoelectric, power station, waterfalls


Gallery: Argentina - Old Cars

Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Old cars we found in Argentina
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Jesuit Missions in San Ignacio Mini

Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [1266]

In the 1600s the Jesuits created a large number of missions in the lowlands of contemporary Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay with a view to evangelising the local Guarani Indian population. Most of the missions were destroyed in the wars between those ... Read more >

Tags: hi, jesuit mission, pool, ruins


Gallery: Argentina - Misiones & Paraguay

Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Posadas, Encarnacion & San Ignacio Mini
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Cafayate and Posadas

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [569]

We got up early for a quick brekkie in the bus terminal and a minibus to Cafayate, one of the centre of wine making in the Salta region. Our mission was to be wine based for the day and shrug off the damage that Bolivian Rum had left in its wake. The ... Read more >

Tags: mate, meat, old cars, thermos, vineyards, wine


Gallery: Argentina - Salta & Cafayate

Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Trucks, town and wine (and Tucuman too!)
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