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Argentina's pleasures - stunning natural wonders, an elegant capital with a European-flavored sophistication, and a passionate culture - are as tempting as ever. The silver lining to the financial cloud is that it's now one of the best travel bargains around. This is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously. An interest in soccer and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to blend in with the locals.

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Can't get the pictures to rotate.  Finished off the first leg of my trip, the six weeks went fast. On my way from BA to Athens.: by lipowcan8, Views[56]
 
After soccer game. They expected trouble. It seemed pretty calm to me, but I think there was some violence.: by lipowcan8, Views[60]
 
Monitor at BA airport: by lipowcan8, Views[55]
 
The World Cup continued to haunt me to the very end. The soccer team arrived at the BA airport about the same time as my flight to Rome. My flight was delayed two hours and I missed my connection to Athens.: by lipowcan8, Views[57]
 
I watched the game here, good steak and a bottle of red wine. I felt bad for the local fans: by lipowcan8, Views[60]
 
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Photos: Buenos Aires Argentina

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By lipowcan8 | Photo Gallery


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Buenos Aires Argentina

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By lipowcan8 | Views [61]

Buenos Aires is a big city. Some say there are 13 million people in the area. As you walk the streets, every few seconds you hear someone saying cambio,cambio, cambio. it's a black market money exchange. In retrospect maybe I should've taken advantage ... Read more >

Off the bike for almost a week and then a 50 hour bus ride to Buenos Aires

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 | By margitpirsch | Views [107]

The time has come, the time is now....we are heading back north on a bus. There were moments in time when I was hurting on the bike. I looked longingly at one of those big touristy busses (or any bus for that matter), thinking how wonderful it would ... Read more >

Iguazu Falls - Argentina and Brazil

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By lipowcan8 | Views [85]

Iguazu Falls is definitely a wow moment. It's actually 275 falls that straddle between Argentina and Brazil. I spent one day on the Brazil side and one day on the Argentina side. I did the boat ride on the Argentina side, definitely an A ticket ride.... Read more >

Argentina, Chile & Patagonia

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 | By coggos | Views [682]

  Ranking among the Seven wonders of the natural world it's not hard to see how Foz de Iguacu or Iguassu Falls earns it spot. We are absolutely mesmerised. Following all the excellent advice we receievd we view the falls from Brazil first ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, el calafate, el chalten, navimag, patagonia, perido merino, puerto iguassu, puerto montt, torres del paine

Photos: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 | By coggos | Photo Gallery


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the day after - few days at the end of the world.

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By margitpirsch | Views [304]

The friendly/funny young men who carried our bikes to the basement last night were no where to be seen the next morning and the person behind the desk gave us a look like: "you are kidding me, right?" when we ask for help to get our bikes out of there.... Read more >

Lucky break

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By valerialozito | Views [94] | Scholarship Entry

I usually "Enter to win" in Facebook, not very hopefully most of the times, but, well, you never know. And as long as I don't have to ask all my friends to vote for me, or my picture, or my comment, it's easy and it bothers nobody. Mugs, shoes, dinners, ... Read more >

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Travel Recipe

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By khanele | Views [86] | Scholarship Entry

Spanish is very easy, just say everything with "ere". If you were a tailor at home here you’re called "sastrere". Forty years in the country you’re called "extranjere”. Have a wife and children in Europe here you’re called "soltere". -from Jevel Katz’s ... Read more >

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A Train to Tucuman

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By jmj | Views [104] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day that I left Rosario, Argentina. I arrived at the train station and purchased my fare. “Usted quiere primera o normal?” the ticket man asked me. “Normal,” of course. My twenty-year-old self wanted nothing of luxuries, even though ... Read more >

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My 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip entry

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By juanmaiso | Views [85] | Scholarship Entry

The night train stopped in the middle of nowhere. No trainwreck or explanations: just a stop. Then raw voices telling us to get out. But there was something after all, a dark train station with a sign: “Azul”. A little town in Buenos Aires's province ... Read more >

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Mendoza Redux

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By ingano | Views [71] | Scholarship Entry

I am writing from Mendoza –Argentina, home of great wines, the “Sage of the Andes” known as Silo, the famous outlaw-out-of-love Vairoleto, and my father Ulises Manuel Rinaudo. I have been here for three weeks, but my journey began far before that, 37 ... Read more >

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El Campo

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By thetravelingseed | Views [72] | Scholarship Entry

Over the melody of two guitars José closes his eyes. He inhales and slowly exhales a poem. It's a Cantata Riojana, tradicional sang poems from La Rioja, Argentina. He is 70, hefty white hair, prominent belly, thick eyebrows. I don’t know what these words ... Read more >

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The trunk episode

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By startingthejourney | Views [62] | Scholarship Entry

I have learnt two important things in my life: 1:the unplanned trips turn to be the best ones;and 2:whenever you travel with friends, you always have great stories to tell.This story is about one of the best journeys I’ve ever made and it was with my ... Read more >

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Rain or Shine They're Happy

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By discoveringsouthamerica | Views [86] | Scholarship Entry

It was my first day volunteering in Argentina and I’ve never been confronted with such poverty in my entire life. After the two hour bus ride out from the city center of Córdoba we arrived in a small neighborhood. Suddenly the roads were dirt and most ... Read more >

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