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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires January 6th 2017

I arrived at Buenos Aires airport at around 9.30am local time. I messaged Erin (a girl who responded to my itinerary that I posted on a lonely planet forum) when I landed and saw her in the security queue. We met after we both went through customs and arranged to get a transfer bus to the hostel together. The hostel we were staying at was called Milhouse Hostel Hipo and it was in a great location. It was very hot and humid when we arrived (approx 30 degrees). When we checked in to the hostel Scarlet was already there and it was really nice to see her! We had to wait till 2pm to check in. When we checked in we showered and went for a wonder around the area. It is a really beautiful city! ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires January 6th 2017

Scarlet, Erin and I were all in the same room in the hostel which was really nice. Erin is quite quiet compared to me and Scarlet but she is lovely. We wanted to go on a walking tour around San Telmo in the morning but we missed it. The hostel offer free breakfast aswell which is a spread of different cereals, bread, juices and fruit and it's very nice! We decided to walk around San Telmo ourselves and it was really interesting place. We found a little plaza that had lots of tango dancing and sat and had a coffee. We then decided to get a bus to another district called Palermo. The thing I love about BA is that there are so many different parts and districts to it and they are all so different. ... read more

South America » Argentina January 5th 2017

Bonjour à tous, Ce premier post pour vous donner le lien du blog. Le départ est imminent...:) Bises Tomtom et Nana.... read more

South America » Argentina » La Pampa December 27th 2016

My first time in Argentina was in Bariloche where I stayed for a whole week and it was Christmas week! I got to do a nice walk in Llao Llao park, a boat ride on the Lake to Puerto Blest and drink and eat delicious chocolate in the town centre. But the whole weekend of the Christmas Eve and day, everything was closed so we had a lovely quiet weekend with all the travelers in the hostal, à bbq and some sort of salsa dancing on the Xmas eve. The next day we all Skype our families to wish them a merry Christmas and then decided to watch love actually to feel the December vibe!! Great city, still so much to do there so will have to be for another time! ;) I am now writing ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires December 12th 2016

5.Dezember Um 8uhr sind wir los zum ZIP Linen bzw. Wild Water Rafting. Die Fahrt Dauerte ca.2,5h bis wir angekommen waren. Die Anlage war groß und lag direkt am Fluss. Das Klima war sehr tropisch & heiss. Monika freute sich über die zipline über den Fluss und Michi und Chrisi chillten in der Sonne. Nach den Aktivitäten folgte abschliessen ein BBQ. Nachdem der Besitzer uns angeboten hat unsere Zelte hier aufzuschlagen machten wir uns ans Werk und bauten unser Camp auf der Wiese auf. Nach der Arbeit folgt das Vergnügen. Wir gingen runter zum Fluss und holten uns eine Abkühlung. (Das Wasser hatte ca 18 Grad) Am Abend bereiteten Michi & unsere 2 Belgier die Bowle vor. Die Kochgruppe versorgte uns mit leckeren Vegetarischen essen. Jedoch eine negative Sache hatte dieser Ort- Sandfliegen! Wie aus dem ... read more
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South America » Argentina December 12th 2016

Geo: -54.79, -68.31This morning we had an early alarm set to be up and ready for our tour meeting on the dock at 7:45. Looking outside, we could see fresh snowfall on the nearby mountain. We have been warned that it will be cold and windy today, so we have layered up again. We took the "Train to the End of the World" tour. First stop was the Maritime Museum which is located in the old prison. Ushuaia was the location where Argentina sent its worst criminals. The city built up around the prison with only prisoners, guards, and the families of the guards living here for a long time. Prisoners were sent here before all the facilities were ready so the prisoners built their own prison. The conditions were difficult for everyone with the harsh ... read more
Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia
Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia
Museo Maritimo de Ushuaia

South America » Argentina December 11th 2016

Geo: -54.79, -68.31After a long trip through the Drake Passage, we made it to Ushuaia, Argentina this afternoon. The crossing was rough, but relatively easy compared to some Drake crossings. It was rougher on the return coming north than it was going south toward Antarctica. We arrived in the Beagle Channel sometime early this morning and docked at Ushuaia at 1 p.m. We are here a day early originally expecting to get here on Monday morning. Since we missed the port day in Stanley, we have been about a day ahead for everything. We are staying here for an unplanned overnight and will get back on schedule when we leave here tomorrow afternoon. Philip and I had lunch on board and walked off the ship around 3:30 to look around the town. The local tourist information ... read more
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Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia, Argentina

South America » Argentina » Salta December 4th 2016

29.11.2016 Laguna Colorado Am morgen machten wir uns auf den Weg Laguna Colorado - Bolivian Alteplano. Eine unebene Straße über Stock und Stein ging es ein paar Stunden durch den Nationalpark. Wir sahen die Blaue Lagune, viele Flamingos und vor unserer Übernachtung in einem "Hostel" gingen wir noch auf eine Aussichtsplattform um den Sonnenuntergang zu bewundern. 30.11.2016 Auf nach Chile - Atacama Wüste. Vorm Boarder machten wir kurz noch einen Stopp und legten eine Lunchpause ein. Kurz bevor wir zusammen gepackt hatten - kam ein Sandsturm. Nachdem wir startklar waren- fuhren wir über die Grenze nach Chile nach San Pedro de Atacama. Nach der langen fahrt wollten wir nur noch ein Dinner und dann ins Bett (ein sehr gemütliches Bett und schönes Zimmer) 1.Dezember 2016 Der erste Dezember steht vor der Tür - jedoch haben wir ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires November 28th 2016

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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires November 27th 2016

Geo: -34.6118, -58.4173A couple of weeks ago Erin and I had lunch together at the Chinese food stall in Coronado Mall. My fortune cookie said "You will go on a pleasant journey to a faraway place". I am considering that a very good omen for our trip. So here we go. We've had a fun day of sightseeing today all over Buenos Aires, but first I will bring you up-to-date on the travels so far. When we left home on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we found the parking lot at the airport as full as we've ever seen it, but yet there were still lots of spaces for additional cars. The airport was only moderately busy with quick access through the TSA pre-check line. On the first flight from Albuquerque to Houston, we were upgraded ... read more
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