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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 4th 2013

Well, we somehow managed to get all of our shit sorted on our final weekend in Oz, and get on the plane with hours to spare. We were driven to the airport by Jo's dad, and it gave us a taste of what to expect with the rides we will get in South America, as the usual 1.5 hr drive was done in under an hour... Flight left on time, and we can't fault Aerolineas Argentinas. There was no In Flight Entertainment, but that matters sfa when you are exhausted. The food was good, but like all airline food, makes you bloated and gassy. Waking up the next morning and getting up to go for a whiz you are inundated with the sulphuric smell of 300 odd people farting for 8 hours. Not only does it ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 3rd 2013

What a fabulous city! We arrived in a first class cama suite bus, which is basically like flying first class, but on a bus. The seats recline back to 180deg, we got pillows and blankets, we had our own tv screens with movies on demand, and they brought us dinner (along with scotch and wine) and breakfast. So we felt pretty refreshed when we arrived. We made our way down to the local market to do some gift shopping and check out a few sights. Our hostel was in Recoleta which felt just like Paris. Gorgeous Parisian architecture, patisseries and cafés everywhere. We have spent the last 9 days here, taking our time to check out all the sights. It's been really relaxing not having to cram everything into a few days. We did a graffiti ... read more
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Scotch on the bus
Even got a glass of Chandon!

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 2nd 2013

Our 18 hour bus journey from Puerto Iguazu had bought us to the Argentine capital feeling surprisingly perky and fresh faced. We'd heard a lot of good things about Argentinian buses and our first experience had been a pleasant one. We were in 'cama' class, meaning three spacious seats to a row, the chairs reclined almost all horizontal, on board entertainment with movies and music videos and we even had three meals; lunch, dinner and breakfast. It certainly beat flying Ryanair! We took the subway in the directions of our hostel but as we ascended the stairs we began to hear the pounding of drums, sharp whistling and chanting. Sonya and I looked at each other completely dumbfounded - had we arrived back in Rio for Carnaval? When we got the top of the stairs we ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 26th 2013

Well, to cut a long story short , I started travelling October 2011 and am still doing it and ma in Argentina now after going around the world east and then a bit west( I think). Just forgot to blog it all lol.... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 25th 2013

3rd day in BA. Have typed this once. But seems to have lost somewhere in the computer laberynth. After one of the best steak dinners last night it is pay back time. Have to work this off. The disappointment of the coach tour prompted me to get on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour by BA bus. Checked with Buenos Aires Bus regarding availability. Was assured that we can get on any of the stops to start the tour. First bus starting from stop 0 900hrs. Off we go to stop 25 . There was a huge board showing tour times and saying that we buy the ticket for the tour on bus. Had to wait 2 hours for the first bus to arrive (did not take into account that it is a4 hour tour and we were ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 25th 2013

This the continuation of my blog from BA. Had some confusion with the last blog as it was typed in 3 days later. Took the 1500hrs flight from Buenos Aires. It took 3.5 hours to Calafate Airport. Contrary to reports from from many bloggers I did not experience any problems with Aerolineas. It was on time and a good service except that the food package was out of date. In El Calafate Airport, the sun setting over Largo Argentina when we arrived. It was so beautiful. The Setting sun was over mountains beside the azul lake . The airport is ~30km from the town itself. They have an excellent way of getting you to the town for ~13 Euro they will deliver to the hotel door and collect you from the hotel and bring you back ... read more
Barren Land
The Glacier
Perito Moreno

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 24th 2013

On to second day in BA. The hop on hop off bus tour was excellent. May be because it was past the peak tourist season, I encoutered very little problems as reported by others, of not being able to get on bus, if the trip was brocken. The communication side of BA bus has a lot to be desired. We specifically checked with the company where we can board the bus and the reply was "at any stop". When you get to stop 25 there is a big notice giving details of the route and saying that " you can buy your ticket from the bus". When the bus arrived (first bus and we were the penultimate stop, hence waiting for nearly 2 hours, again our fault) we were told that we cannot buy tickets on ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 24th 2013

Originally I had been planing on spending the week after Rio recouping on a beach in the north of Brazil, however a random invitation to attend a two day music festival in Buenos Aires meant that my time in Brazil was to be cut short and I headed straight over to Foz de Iguazu for my final day in Brazil. I had heard from many that the Brazilian side of the falls were not as impressive as the Argentinean side, so I was glad to be doing them first. Iguazu Falls have actually recently become one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and from the very first view that you have of them there is no wonder as to why. They are absolutely breathtaking. From the Brazilian side you get more of the panoramic ... read more
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Brazil side
Ahh the humidity

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 24th 2013

What an unforgettable day! Que día increíble! Mitem Auto simmer vor de Huustür zBuenos Aires abgholt worde. Vom Ezequiel, liideschaftliche Poloplayer und personal Trainer für de hütig Tag. Sini Kollegin, dSylvia isch au mitcho, liideschaftlichi und wännd mich frögsch Profi-Fotografin, wo ois duet de Tag begleite und abknipse. Wänn ich scho voher gwüsst het mit wem mir no Training hetted, denn wäri aso nervös worde! Mir sind öpe e Stund us Buenos Aires usegfahre und während de Fahrt simmer scho flissig über de Polosport informiert worde. Zum Biispil hät de Ezequiel ois verzapft, das bime Polospiel (natürli die höchere Liigene) jede Polospiler (4 pro Siite) je 15 Ross hät zum ustuusche. Wänn sonen Wächsel stattfindet, stiigt de Riiter nöd mal ap, sondern gumpt quasi uf sis zueküntige Rössli. Das geyyt jo gar niid, oder? Ha den ... read more
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Lección de polo con Toto

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 21st 2013

Buenos Aires : Street Art We find a lot of Street art in Buenos Aires and decided to dedicate a page for it. Free expression on the street is great - well-done to the artists!!... read more
Street Art Buenos Aires
Street Art Buenos Aires
Street Art Buenos Aires




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