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Iguazu Falls: Wonder

July 11, 2011


After an uncomfortable journey on another disappointingly poor Brazilian bus, I disembarked at Foz do Iguacu into surprisingly good weather considering the poor forecast. I was picked up at the bus terminal by a representative from my hostel, and spent the rest of the day enjoying the sunshine by the side of the pool. Klein […]

Buenos Aires: Metropolis

June 23, 2011


After arriving in Buenos Aires stupidly early and hence wasting away an hour at the bus terminal fortifying myself with coffee, I checked into Milhouse Avenue (which carried a reputation as being a party hostel) and immediately went on a walking tour of the La Boca neighbourhood of the city. The area has a reputation […]

Cordoba: Student Life

June 16, 2011


Thanks to the nasal acoustics of the Argentinian sat next to me on my bus from Mendoza to Cordoba, I was unable to get any sleep at all and thus spent my first morning in Argentina´s second city catching up on rest. I had checked into Tango Hostel, a friendly place with decent facilities with […]

Mendoza: Wineland (2)

June 15, 2011


If Cafayate was merely a starter in terms of our delving into Argentina´s wine region, then Mendoza was a main course to die for. It is barely worth mentioning the few hours we spent between overnight buses waiting in Tucuman, a city with nothing to offer travellers. The hours were wasted playing pool and snooker […]

Cafayate: Wineland

June 14, 2011


I am unsure if it was the mild hangover or the searing heat that made the short bus journey south to Cafayate massively uncomfortable, but in any case we arrived in the small winery town early and checked into El Balcon, a nice hostel with a large kitchen and a sunny roof terrace. It also […]

Salta: Into Argentina

June 10, 2011


Due to the ridiculous fact that the Chile-Argentina border shuts down overnight, we were required to waste a day on the 12-hour trip between San Pedro and Salta. Luckily, the bus was more comfortable than most, which boded well for the rest of my time in Argentina. The next morning in the city itself (nice, busy […]