Buenos Aires, Argentina – Arrival !

Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday was great. The Chargers beat Dallas. An easy 9.5 hour flight from Atlanta to Buenos Aires. We watched a bit of TV. Sitcoms we never have seen before because we don’t watch them at home – Nurse Jackie (wonderful), 30 Rock (we know – everyone loves it, but we […]
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Buenos Aires Tours – Eating Out, Bus Tours

For dinner on Monday night in Buenos Aires, we decided to go to this little place Lidia recommended – about 7 blocks away from the hotel. We decided to walk. We got cleaned up – I actually put on sandals with a bit of a heel, which I usually don’t wear – and off we went about 9:15pm. That’s right, starting at 9:15! The clock runs a little differently here.
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Buenos Aires – the Last Day

Tour Buenos Aires a Little More We started Wednesday with a subway ride and walk to the Athena Bookstore, just off Callao in Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. This is an old, very ornate theater that has been converted into a marvelous, huge bookstore with a café where the stage used to be. The balconies […]
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First Night in Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls Tours – an amazing sight in northern Argentina I wanted to pass along a poster that was on the side of the BA subway, but unfortunately I was not able to find a picture of it.  Roughly translated it says something like: “To step on dog poop will not make it lucky day.” […]
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Iguazu Falls – Wonder of the World

I read somewhere that Iguazu Falls is Natural World Number 9, and Niagra Falls is 7. Victoria Falls is somewhere in there. There are many such lists, all different. Now that I have seen Iguazu, I would put it above Niagra, but who cares. Victoria is on my bucket list for the next few years. Check your lists and make your choice!
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Iguazu Falls Butterflies – Surrounded by butterflies

Iguazu Falls Butterflies, the Invasion of Argentina! The whole time we were at at Iguazu Falls we were surrounded by butterflies. They fly in the air alongside the train. When you see the Iguazu Falls butterflies from a distance, you’d swear it was yellow autumn leaves fluttering to the ground and swirling everywhere – but […]
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Iguazu Falls – More Pictures

Here are some more pictures of our experience at the Iguazu Falls. I know there are a lot of them, but I couldn’t help it. It was just so spectacular. Some of these pictures were taken from the bridges and walkways up at the very top. The next group are panoramic shots taken from stops […]
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South to Bariloche – Onward!

Iguazu Falls, Leaving for Buenos Aires and Bariloche Being an expert planner, I had previously selected a flight at 12:40pm.  This is important because we have learned to get up no earlier than 9:00am or so because no restaurant even THINKS of opening until 8:00 pm.  This allowed us to have plenty of time to pack and get ready […]
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Huinid Hotel in Bariloche

Bariloche, Argentina – Spending Sunday at Ease Go Chargers!! Last night (Sat night), we arrived at the Huinid Hotel about 10pm – this is after our travel adventure yesterday – just outside of Bariloche, Argentina.  Don’t try looking up Huinid in the dictionary because it isn’t there. It’s pronounced (we – need) and is a […]
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Llao Llao Peninsula – Summer Solstice

Bariloche – Going to Llao Llao This morning we breakfasted in our room (ham sandwich, yogurt, grapefruit juice, banana and leftovers Gnocci dinner from the other night). The idea is that it is so easy to just spend a buck or two in the room rather than going overboard down at the restaurant. Then we […]
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Ceramics at the Hotel Huinid Pool

Huinid Hotel has Fantastic Ceramic Creations Those of you who know me know that I’m interested in ceramics. I think what they’ve done with this pool room – the combination of natural stone and ceramic leaves, flowers, trees – is just spectacular. I would love to do something like this. We took a bunch of […]
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Bariloche to El Bolson

Bariloche to the El Bolson Artisan Street Fair and the Hoyo Waterfall Yesterday we drove from Bariloche down to El Bolson – about 121km. It was a nice day to drive – overcast with some sun, windy but not raining. The road was excellent and once we got out of Bariloche, there was hardly any […]
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Bariloche Day of Rest – Time to eat

Hotel Huinid, Bariloche – Day of Rest Wednesday, December 23 We’re sneaking up on Christmas. We had been thinking that we wanted a day where we sat around and read, did little, or at least did not drive a lot. Well, today is that day because it is raining very hard outside. So we started […]
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Bariloche Christmas Eve – all 50 hours

Bariloche, Argentina – We Celebrate Christmas Eve Thursday, September 24 As I mentioned yesterday, breakfast is leftovers – share a roast beef sandwich — and some grapefruit juice.  Today will include hiking, a gondola ride to a mountain top, Christmas Mass and Christmas Eve Dinner.  We’re off and running pretty early, maybe 9:30 am.   First […]
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Christmas in Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche – Christmas Friday, December 25 We started off with a trip to the gym.  Then had a leisurely morning with breakfast in our room – yogurt and half a ham sandwich, and grapefruit juice.  And we’re off – ready for the day – at noon.     Our entire challenge for the morning, uh […]
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Villa La Angostura – Moving Day

Villa La Angostura – Moving to Hosteria Las Acacias Saturday – it’s time to change our place of residence! We checked out of hotel at 11am and checked out an artesan place nearby. They had nice things, but we didn’t buy anything. We drove up to our new home on the north side of Lago […]
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Circuito Grande – Bumping Along

Circuito Grande, a great Seven Lakes Drive in Argentina It’s still raining.  Our Tour in Argentina adventure for the day – starting to explore the Ruta de Los Siete Lagos – the Circuito Grande — (Seven Lakes Route) that goes from Bariloche all the way north to San Martin de los Andes – about 114 […]
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Villa La Angostura – R&R in the rain

It Rains Hard in Argentina – in Villa La Angostura Though it has rained on and off for most of the last 10 days, today is a real gully washer here in Villa La Angostura. So we more or less decided to make this pretty much a day of relaxation and rest. There is also […]
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El Bolson — Back for Gifts

El Bolson, Argentina, Street Fair A travel reprise today. I have not been able to find those exquisite wooden server utensils anywhere – and I was pining away. So, we decided since it was raining steadily and not suitable for walking anywhere , we might as well drive back down to El Bolson (a 3 […]
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Arrayanes Forest – Hiking 12km

Arrayanes Park and the Quetrihue Peninsula in Lago Nahuel Huapai, Argentina There is sunshine – amazing!  Thank goodness for the sun because today is a very important day. This afternoon we will tour El Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes (pronounced “a-ra-shaw-nace”) – hiking 12 km on a peninsula attached to the southwest tip of La Villa […]
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