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Argentina

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Vagabonds Too

Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Views [2013]

To paraphrase the Car Guys on National Pubic Radio, "Well, you've frittered away another year" following our exploits.  World Nomads says we have exceeded our photo limit (Quelle surprise!) so we have had to create a new site; journals.worldnomads.... Read more >


Bariloche to Mendoza

Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | Views [1590]

We were both sick for most of our five days in Bariloche, nothing serious, just nausea and over-all blahness.  I didn't eat a thing for two days.  It might have been delayed effects from the scopolomine.  Or it could have had something ... Read more >


Back on Terra Firma

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | Views [1702]

El Calafate is 30-something hours from Ushuaia by bus but only an hour and a half on Aerolineas Argentinas for just a few pesos more.  But we suspect "aerolineas" is Spanish for "chaos."  There is no adult supervision at the gates, no visible ... Read more >


Photos: El Calafate to Mendoza

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Labor Issues

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [1370]

The lobby of Hotel Albatross was a beehive of activity when we arrived this morning.  Those returning from Antarctica had just learned of the strike and were scrambling for new flights and competing for hotel rooms.  We were feeling pretty ... Read more >


Out of Touch

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Views [1583]

Visiting Antarctica, a dream of ours for years, is about to become a reality.  Our ship, Akademik Sergey Vavilov , sails today and we will be out of touch until December 8 th .  Like astronauts on the far side of the moon, we will have no ... Read more >


Tierra del Fuego

Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [717]

The Aerolineas Argentinas office was crowded with would-be travelers waiting to exchange tomorrow’s tickets for flights today.  A national strike was just announced for tomorrow.  No one we asked could say why except that this is Argentina.... Read more >


Ushuaia

Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | Views [707]

We do everything we can to make things run smoothly.  With the high (and non-refundable) cost of our scheduled cruise to Antarctica we decided to travel to Ushuaia a few days early.  Argentina is long and narrow and flying is sometimes the ... Read more >


Photos: Ushuaia

Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Peninsula Valdes

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | Views [640]

A narrow causeway separates the Golfo Nuevo from Golfo San Jose and connects Peninsula Valdes to the mainland.  It is theoretically possible to rent a car and visit the World Heritage site on your own but when all is said and done a local tour is ... Read more >


Photos: Puerto Madryn

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Puerto Madryn

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | Views [535]

The twenty-hour bus ride from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn wasn’t as tedious as you might imagine.  The wide, soft seats, though not “cama” seats, reclined enough for a decent night’s sleep, snacks were provided and we stopped ... Read more >


Día de la Tradición

Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Views [3106]

Willie Nelson was on the right track when he warned, "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys."  The gauchos of Argentina, like their Norteamerican counterparts, are an endangered species.  Cattle ranching on the pampas is now big ... Read more >


Photos: San Antonio de Areco

Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Buenos Aires

Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | Views [626]

We have had time to walk around the city and explore a bit.  Buenos Aires, "good air," is a misnomer.  It's hot, humid and rife with exhaust fumes from too many cars, buses and motos.  And BA is not a great city for pedestrians.  ... Read more >


Photos: Buenos Aires

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Bienvenido a Argentina

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Views [705]

Argentina doesn't charge Americans for a visa.  But they do have a $130 "reciprocal" charge, good for multiple visits over ten years.  Whatever!  After fourteen hours in the air it was good to have our feet on the ground again.  A ... Read more >

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