argentina

Still just settling in, so hopefully more stories will follow soon......

el fin del viagem    (submitted on 20 November 2009 07:04)

After almost 7 and a half months (223 days to be exact), I am now on my flight home from Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires, where I landed at the start of my trip. The 8 and a half hour flight home seems a walk in the park compared to the mammoth bus journeys I've been on over the past months, the longest of which was 31 hours.....read more >>

 
sunshine in puerto madryn    (submitted on 17 November 2009 16:50)
sunshine in puerto madryn

On Tuesday the 10th of November at 5am we boarded a bus in Ushuaia, to start the first leg of the mammoth journey back north to Buenos Aires. The first major stop would be Puerto Madryn about halfway up. After several border controls, jumping between Chile and Argentina, a ferry across the Strait of Magellan’s we arrived in Rio Gallegos some 12 hours later.....read more >>

 
ushuaia, el fin del mundo    (submitted on 14 November 2009 10:42)
ushuaia, el fin del mundo

At 7:30am on the 5th of November, we boarded a bus to Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego, in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The main reasons people go to Ushuaia for are that it is the port where cruises to Antarctica leave from and also because it is considered to be the most southerly city in the world, hence the "Fin del Mundo" or "End of the world" slogan it has....read more >>

 
el calafate and perito moreno    (submitted on 6 November 2009 12:12)
el calafate and perito moreno

After hanging out in Buenos Aires for a few days pretty much just recollecting myself after quite an intense month and a half in Brazil, on the 24th of October I flew down to El Calafate, deep in the Argentine Patagonia. The plan was to meet Anna, whom I'd met in northern Peru, visit the Perito Moreno glacier and take things from there. The trip started off on a slightly bad note....read more >>

 
iguazu falls - completely mindblowing    (submitted on 22 October 2009 16:24)
iguazu falls - completely mindblowing

This entry is under Argentina because I visited the park on the Argentine side but really, it should be under Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay as the area is shared by all 3. Strictly speaking Paraguay doesn't share the falls, but it does share the Parana river which forms part of this Tri border area.....read more >>

 
quilmes and leaving cafayate    (submitted on 19 May 2009 19:41)
quilmes and leaving cafayate

Not only is Quilmes the name of my favourite Argentine beer, of which I have consumed a few litres over the past month or so, but it also happens to be the name of some indian ruins with a rich heritage, 1 hour outside of Cafayate. So, for my last day in Cafayate I thought I'd take it easy and visit the ruins. Not the most exciting of stories - writing this more for my own memories.....read more >>

 
cafayate - 48 km solo canyon cycle    (submitted on 16 May 2009 21:06)
cafayate - 48 km solo canyon cycle

Today has got to be the best day of my trip so far. I cycled 48km alone through a canyon, had lunch along a stream in the middle of the canyon, posed with a lama and saw amazing scenery. This story is pretty long, so if you decide to read it, it may take you a while.....read more >>

 
cafayate - day 1 - wine tasting    (submitted on 16 May 2009 05:58)
cafayate - day 1 - wine tasting

I arrived in Cafayate on the evening of the 14th of May after a 2 hour bus ride from Jujuy to Salta, then a 4 hour wait in Salta, followed by a 4 hour bus ride to Cafayate - the last 1 and a half of which was through winding canyon roads that didn´t seem to bether the driver (he was racing through them) but definitely bothered us. ....read more >>

 
andean argentina - this is south america    (submitted on 13 May 2009 19:15)
andean argentina - this is south america

16 hour bus ride from Rosario to Salta, more bus time getting to Jujuy, getting used to the completely different atmosphere in this part of the country, jumping into a cab with a rather interesting boot, hiking til my legs felt like jello, a really cold waterfall, landscapes from another planet, more hiking, more buses - this has been 3 days in the Northwest Andean region of Argentina....read more >>

 
rosario - kayaking and partying    (submitted on 10 May 2009 11:00)
rosario - kayaking and partying

Once again my travel plans have changed. I came to Rosario as more of a stopover because I hadn't really heard much about it, except that it is a student town and is the birthplace of Che Guevera. A one-night stopover has turned into 5 days of partying, kayaking and laughing endlessly at the expense of 2 Welsh dudes and a group of Israelis.....read more >>