Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

South America Trip Days 14+15 – Asuncion to Iguazu, Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

South America Trip Days 14+15 – Asuncion to Iguazu, Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reluctantly left Asuncion, this wonderful city stuck in a romantic time-warp dripping with some kind of romantic nostalgia, and caught the 11am bus in the nick of time to Foz de Igiazu in Brazil. We arrived at the border at night. I hate arriving anywhere at night. The bus dropped us off and left us […]

South America Trip Day 10 – Mendoza to Santiago, Chile

South America Trip Day 10 – Mendoza to Santiago, Chile

It was a beautiful sunny start to the morning in Mendoza, – our last in Argentina. We walked through town, and ate at Mr. Dog. We ate many a pancho here during our time in Mendoza. We were going to miss Mr Dog. We walked to the bus station and managed to get a refund […]

South America Trip Day 9 – Argentina – Mendoza

South America Trip Day 9 – Argentina – Mendoza

Woke at 6:30 after a huge 4 hours of sleep. Avoided breakfast this time and went straight to the ski shop for the trip to Penitentes. We had to wait around in the cold before someone came to open up the shop so we could get our kit, and Mr. Dog was too far away […]

South America Trip Day 8 – Argentina – Mendoza

South America Trip Day 8 – Argentina – Mendoza

The breakfast in Hotel Argentino is not recommended. Tiny pieces of bread you drop into the depths of the toaster, then have to use metal tongs to pick them out. Watered down orange juice. Lukewarm tea. Old pieces of watermelon. Nobody down here looked like they were enjoying the experience, and I felt like I […]

South America Trip Day 7 – Mendoza

South America Trip Day 7 – Mendoza

Woke up thinking I was still flying business class on my way to the Andes, such was the comfort of the Andesmar bus to Mendoza. The jolly waiter/bingo caller sprang up the stairs, pulled the curtains open at the front, and began slotting in our dining trays to our luxurious seats. Then we were served […]

South America Trip Day 5 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

South America Trip Day 5 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

After such a busy day yesterday, and a late night on the fernet, Alex and I rewarded ourselves with a late check-out of the splendid Moreno Hotel, and then went to a nice restaurant – Relax – for the Executivo Menu. It was the kind of old restaurant that hasn’t forgotten the most important rule […]

South America Trip Day 3 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

South America Trip Day 3 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

Checked out of the Mundial Hotel feeling ropey, and checked into Moreno Hotel instead, a classy, luxurious place set in an old building above a posh Italian restaurant, in a different part of town. It was a welcome change from the bitterly cold Mundial – in the Moreno, our fantastic, large room with enough space […]

South America Trip Day 2 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

South America Trip Day 2 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

Breakfast in the quaint dining room of the hotel was followed by a long stroll in the snappy cold air to bring us around. Everything looked better than it had last night, even the people looked to have more colour in their cheeks. The old man selling hot fresh roasted peanuts was doing a roaring […]

South America trip Day 1 – Argentina – Buenos Aires

4am. Alex and I stumbled from the little bar in San Telmo, Buenos Aires and out into the cobbled street into a very chilly Argentine night. We’d probably been awake for the best part of 2 days, and a night on the tiles after a punishing 26 hour flight from Hong Kong to Johannesburg, Johannesburg […]

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