Category Archives: Argentina

Argentina – The Bike Tour

I just arrived in Santiago Chile. The seven hour bus trip over crosses the Andes range which makes for some great scenery. The border crossing is about 11,000 ft in elevation (little over 3 km up) which was a lot … Continue reading

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Mountains, the Evil St Bernard, Shoelessness

Got into Mendoza today at 8:30 am. Like usual, I got lost and roamed around for a bit. It´s the Argentinian version of a Kelowna with respect to being the centre of wine production. But it has wide streets, European-style … Continue reading

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The land of amazing potential desktop backgrounds

Some people enjoy having a windows XP cloud scene or a photo of frighteningly close up flower for their computer desktop background. Fair enough. But for everyone else who likes a beautiful landscape, this part of Argentina is pretty amazing. … Continue reading

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The Cop Shop & Doppelgangers – Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Obviously guidebooks are not accurate, but that´s fine.  In Rio Gallegos, a somewhat large town at about 80,000 people, pretty much none of the few places identified proved to exist. Myself and Jonny and Jeanette who I met in Ushuaia … Continue reading

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Some Photos of Argentina

Buenos Aires – Plaza de Mayo Puerto Madero – Buenos Airies.  A lot like Vancouver here. A big protest.  It shut down the 16 lane main road.  Well, half of it.  Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to … Continue reading

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The Bus – Argentina

I´ve started from a great bus, moved to a good bus, and was mostly recently at a mediocre bus (i.e. worse than the Greyhound) for my 55 hours so far travelling south to Ushuaia.  The first leg was really nice – the seats … Continue reading

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Heading South – Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia

I am in Puerto Madryn now.  It am nice little town right on the Atlantic Ocean that seems to have everything bolted down due to non-stop gale force winds.  I just finished a 22 hour bus ride and was really … Continue reading

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The Expat Bar turns Hoser Hut – Buenos Aires, Argentina

I was talking to a group of Israeli people five minutes ago because they were curious about what would be fun to do in BA. When they found out I was Canadian, it was, Ahhh! Like Justin Beiber! Then the next chimes in, No, … Continue reading

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Cats in the Cemetary – Buenos Aires, Argentina

There are a lot of cats in the cemetary, just relaxing.  Seems to be the comoination of mice and no dogs (there are quite a few dogs being walked on the streets, or just hanging out on the sidewalk.) Cultuarally there … Continue reading

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Soccer, Mullets & a Deceptive Look – La Boca, Argentina –

I went to the southern part of town today called La Boca.  Lonely Planet describes it as “blue collar.”  The draw is that there are some really cool neighborhoods (barrios is the term – I´d remembered it from an old Offspring … Continue reading

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