Category Archives: Argentina

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Argentina by the Numbers

We spent more time in Argentina than any other country we visited during our year travelling through Latin America. And for good reason…this country is huge – covering everything from Andean mountains to jungle rainforests to wind-swept Patagonian plains. While we spent almost two months seeing the country, this time wasn’t consecutive. In total, we […]

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Last Stop – Buenos Aires!

From the glorious waterfalls in Iguazu, we decided to splurge on our last overnight bus in South America to our final stop – Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Onboard, we enjoyed a decent meal, complimentary wine and champagne and fairly comfy 175 degree reclining “beds.” But, somehow stopping in the middle of the night and being […]

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Into the “Devil’s Throat” – Iguazu Falls, Argentina

No trip to Argentina would be complete without a visit to the mighty Iguazu Falls, which straddle the border with Brazil in the far Northeastern Misiones province. Here, a huge volume of water rushes over a collection of nearly 300 individual waterfalls, some 1.7 miles wide, and up to 270 feet high. Upon first seeing […]

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The End of the World – Ushuaia, Argentina

We headed to Ushuaia with great excitement. After nearly 11 months of southward travel, we were about to reach the end of the world! Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city in the world. It’s a touristy town with a national park, lots of restaurants, outdoor clothing stores and travel agencies. Before reaching Ushuaia, we had […]

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Walking on a Glacier – El Calafate, Argentina

The journey from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate was our longest bus trip to date. Argentina is a massive country (it’s the 8th largest country in the world) and we knew we would have some mammoth bus trips in store for us. Our bus left Puerto Madryn at 7pm and we arrived at our transfer […]

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Argentina’s Gorgeous Lake District – Bariloche, Argentina

Our next stop after Valdivia, Chile took us across the border back into Argentina to a town we’d heard a lot about. Backpackers rave about Bariloche as its stunning landscapes and nature provide a spectacular backdrop for hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, horseriding, kayaking, skiing and paragliding. We were looking forward to soaking up the views […]

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Exploring Wine Country by Bike – Mendoza, Argentina

We left Cordoba heading West to Mendoza, situated in the high plains bordering Chile, with the towering Andes Mountain range in sight. Mendoza is, of course, famous for being the heart of winemaking in Argentina, responsible for nearly two-thirds of the country’s wine production. Having recently visited the white-wine region of Cafayate in the North, […]

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A Nice Respite in Cordoba, Argentina

The wines of Cafayate did not disappoint and I was sad to leave this white wine haven. After sampling the Torrontes and Malbec wine sorbets at Heladeria Miranda (yum!), we caught the bus to Tucumán. There, we had to switch buses at 12 midnight for the bus to Cordoba. It was a long night and […]

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