Photo Friday – Hiking in Santa Cruz, Argentina

Backpackers hiking in Patagonia

The spirit of Backpacking – by Sathish J I cannot pin one reason as a sole motivation to backpack. It is because we yearn to get out of the physical world, get out of all the manifestations of mechanical life that seek to bind us to the ordinary, get out of the mundaneness…

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Photo Friday – Mural for Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo

Today’s Photo Friday is a section of a mural in La Boca, Buenos Aires, which is dedicated to Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. This group of mothers campaigned for justice during the dictatorship of the 70s, during which time 30,000 people went missing without a trace, kidnapped by the government. The…

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Photo Friday – San Telmo Musicians

The weekly antiques market in the San Telmo district in Buenos Aires is a great place to watch street performers and musicians, like this cool band who had set up right in the middle of the street. It was great to watch them play, especially the bandoneon, which is very popular…

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Review – Biking Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s beautiful capital city, is a fabulously metropolitan with such varied districts and so much history that you could explore it for days and still not see everything. With loads of incredible architecture, awesome street art, markets and plenty of green space, one of the best ways to…

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Photo Friday – La Boca

This week’s Photo Friday comes from the very cool district La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We visited with the Biking Buenos Aires bike tour, which I’ll review another day, and I loved it. Many of the buildings in the old port district were put together by newly arrived immigrants…

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Learning Spanish in South America: Argentina

When it comes to long term travel in South America, I honestly can’t stress enough how much easier your life will be if you learn a little Spanish. Many popular travel destinations, like Europe and Asia, tend to spoil us by having very good English as a second language, but in…

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Hostel Review – Hi Patagonia

Hi Patagonia  –  Puerto Madryn, Argentina  –  By Claudia Tavani I can easily say this is the place that changed my life, for the best. I had read good things about this hostel before arriving, but nothing prepared me for such a fantastic time. I arrived after a long day of travelling,…

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Hostel Review: America del Sur

America del Sur   –  Buenos Aires and El Calafate, Argentina  –  By Claudia Tavani America del Sur hostels are, possibly, the best ones I have ever been in South America. There are two: one located in the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires, and one in El Calafate, in the Patagonia…

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Iguassu Falls: Brazil vs Argentina

Iguassu, Iguazu or Iguaçu – what really is the difference between the falls at Brazil and Argentina? As I learnt from the World Cup in South America, Brazil and Argentina have something of a rivalry, and this is pretty well exemplified by their joint ownership of the incredible Iguazu Falls. For…

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Review – Chalten Travel, Argentina

Chalten Travel (Argentina) Can you really say that you have been to Argentina if you don’t go to Patagonia? The obvious answer here is “no”. While some readers will be independent travellers on a budget that have months to explore a place and search for the best deals, some others…

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Review – Salta Rafting, Argentina

Salta Rafting (Argentina) Salta is located in the North West of Argentina, in the spectacular Andean region. The setting is gorgeous and it is a great place to visit for adventure lovers seeking that extra kick. Salta Rafting (www.saltarafting.com) managed to make me live what I still considered one of…

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Photo Friday – Iguassu Falls

This week’s Photo Friday comes from one of my favourite places in South America; the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls. This shot was taken from the Upper Trail on the Argentina side. A post will come soon to outline the difference between the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls, and what…

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