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Iguazu Falls...Again

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [491]

So what should we do? Get the 37-hour direct bus from Buenos Aires to Rio, or stop halfway at Iguazu Falls? You can see from the title, what we decided. OK it will delay us by a day, but it breaks up the journey nicely, and gives us the chance to see ... Read more >

Museums, Mate, and a Metal Flower

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Views [795]

At a push you can see all of Buenos Aires in about 3 days. We had 3 weeks... 3 tango dancing, steak eating, spanish speaking weeks. We spent our weekends in the various barrios and street markets. We spent our weekdays seeing the other sights. We ... Read more >

Gallery: Rest of Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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La Boca

ARGENTINA | Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | Views [523]

On the outskirts of the city lies the barrio of La Boca. The busiest street is called Caminita and this is where you can find all the multicolored properties for which the area is famous. We learn that the paint used for these houses is leftover from ... Read more >

Gallery: La Boca - BA

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Recoleta Cemetery - BA

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Recoleta Cemetery

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | Views [413]

We found a flat! It’s just a studio, but certainly big enough for the two of us. The location is perfect too – just behind Plaza San Martin, right in the centre of town. It’s also one street away from the famous Florida Road, a pedestrian only street, ... Read more >

Gallery: San Telmo - BA

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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San Telmo - BA

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | Views [630]

Although we only stay in San Telmo for a couple of nights, we return on a number of occasions during our stay in BA. It’s a very pretty, artsy area and it's the home of the tango. They say the famous dance was invented right here on the cobble stone ... Read more >

Buenos Aires - The Arrival

ARGENTINA | Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | Views [293]

We leave Puerto Iguazu and after eighteen more hours on the bus we’re in Buenos Aires (or "Buenos F**king Aires" according to a popular T-shirt slogan). We arrive very well rested after the trip on our luxury bus (our seats turned into beds ... Read more >

Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | Views [507]

So who's ever heard of Iguazu Falls? I know I hadn't (until we planned on coming here - one of Alicia's crackpot ideas). Just to give you a quick bit of info: They're on the shared border between Brazil and Argentina (and also Paraguay), and they're ... Read more >

Gallery: Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Steak & Malbec

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Views [684]

After my first hit of Argentina Steak, I'm hooked. Juicy, tender and full of flavour. It's delicious. If you're hungry, my advice is go to Argentina, eat some steak and fly home - it's worth the trip. A quick glance at the Rough Guide tells me it gets ... Read more >

On the road again

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Views [595]

Our Cruzero del Norte bus is a double decker and we have seats on the top level. Once again the seats are large and comfy. They even go back further then the other bus seats, about 180 degrees, which is great for sleeping. There are TV screens throughout ... Read more >

Ciao Rio

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [400]

Our luck continues! One reason we decided to come to Rio now was so we could try and find a place to stay during Carnaval. We had looked on the internet and almost everywhere was booked and the places that did have rooms were charging $300+ per night! ... Read more >

Rio as Locals

BRAZIL | Sunday, 18 Jan 2009 | Views [385]

We spend 4 days in total in Rio because, we plan to go to Buenos Aires and then return here for Carnaval. While we're here we don't do very much and certainly not many touristy things. We figured, while we can hang out with Aldri, who is a local, we ... Read more >

Gallery: First time in Rio

BRAZIL | Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Rio - First Impressions

BRAZIL | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Views [245]

First impression of Rio? Hot and humid! Second? I didn't realize it was so big. The cab ride from the bus station takes about 30 mins to get to the place where we'll be staying. The sights along the way are great; we see the Christ in the distance; ... Read more >

Road to Rio

BRAZIL | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Views [400]

This morning we woke up around 6am, even though our alarm clock was set for 7. Jetlag! This early start works in our favor though, because we're due to get on a bus headed for Rio. Now we can leave earlier than planned. The jetlag also hit Jason, who ... Read more >

Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Views [239]

As an American, it's a hassle to enter into Brazil. You have to apply for a visa at the Brazil Embassy before you get on the flight and you have to pay $100 for the application. As almost any other citizen, you can go to Brazil with no visa, no fees, ... Read more >

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