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Sep 24, 2004 - Return from Ushuaia

We were lazy again today and slept in a little bit. It was cold and rainy today in Ushuaia so we just walked around the city more. We went to the Museo Fin Del Mundo (Museum of the End of the World). It was small but had really nice exhibits. We had our lunch then headed back to our hotel to go to the airport. The view of the mountains surround the city is spectacular especially from the airport. We took off without incident and landed safely in Buenos Aires. We had a car from the hotel pick us up and take us downtown. Today is Friday so...

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Sep 21, 2004 - A bus through the Lake District

The first part of the bus journey to the coast was very pleasant. We hadn't really seen much of the Lake District when we were in Bariloche as we hadn't really seen much of anything. So, it was a nice surprise to be bussed alongside lakes and mountain passes until Esquel where we had to change bus for Trelew. The second bus was not as nice. Very reminescent of the Colca Canyon Sleep Deprevation Trek every time the bus stopped to let passengers get on or off the bus the lights would come on and music would come on. A very disturbed night's...

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Sep 19, 2004 - Return from Bariloche

Before we left Bariloche, we decided to try and fit in one more tour. We took a tram car to the top of Cerro Otto just outside Bariloche. It was beautiful. You had a panoramic view of the city and all the mountains. There was still plenty of snow left over from the previous days blizzard and it was quite cold. They had a restaurant on the top of the mountain that rotated so you got the complete panorama. We headed to the airport and left beautiful Bariloche for Buenos Aires. We landed and headed for our hotel for some much needed rest.

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Sep 14, 2004 - Leave for Buenos Aires

We had a nice trip to Buenos Aires. I thought we were going to be late for the plane but we had plenty of time. We almost had problems with our ticket in Miami because RDU had computer problems and had to do everything by hand. They could only check us in to Miami but we had boarding passes printed in Miami and didn't have any more problems. We got to Buenos Aires, went through immigration, and got our bags. We got a taxi and proceeded to the other airport in town to board our next flight to Bariloche. It made for a very long day of traveling.

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Sep 1, 2004 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Can it really almost be the end of our trip? We have arrived in Buenos Aires, the last stop on our world tour before flying home on Sunday. So we shall make sure that we enjoy these last few days. We shall eat Argentinean beef, try the tango and relive the golden days of Buenos Aires! We'll let you know how we get on in a few days time. P & W

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Aug 25, 2004 - A crazy night of metal mayhem with Dio in Buenos Aires

Well, it all started at Santiago airport. We were in the queue at WHSmith (they have them here) and Sarah said that she thought she had seen a bloke that looked like Ozzy Osbourne. He wasn't though. Denis then noticed that the bloke in front of us was wearing a "Dio" tour jacket, remembered that they played in Santiago last night and deliberately said out loud "I wonder were Ronnie James is ?". The man in front of the one wearing the tour jacket then turned around and said "Here I am" and shook Denis' hand. A star struck Denis then...

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Jul 26, 2004 - Buenos Aires again

Written by Karen: On our last day in Buenos Aires, we visited the Museum of Fine Arts, which is conveniently located near my new favorite restaurant! (see previous Buenos Aires entry for details). So that's where we had lunch, just so I could get the same salad again. We also took a tour through the famous Teatro Colón. Teatro Colón is a beautiful and incredibly large theater complex. It can seat 2487 people and has 7 or 8 levels of balconies that all overlook the stage. The complex also extends underground for 4 floors of workshop areas,...

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Jul 10, 2004 - Buenos Aires

Finally some time to explore the big city of Buenos Aires! It was very cold and windy upon our return, even though the hotel clerk told us that it had been 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) only 2 days earlier. On Sunday, we took the subway to a northern neighborhood (barrio) of the city called Palermo. The subway has pretty good coverage, and costs only about a US quarter for one trip to anywhere in the system. What a deal! We went to Palermo specifically to see the Jardín Japónico (Japanese Gardens). On the way, we walked past...

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Jul 3, 2004 - Tigre and the Delta (Argentina)

This section is written by Karen... From Puerto Iguazu, we flew to Buenos Aires and spent the night there on July 2nd. Since we were headed to a wedding reception in the northern suburb of Tigre, we didn't have much time in Buenos Aires (but we plan to return in a week or so). My first impression is that Buenos Aires looks a lot like Paris but without the river (our friend, Facundo, later told us that this is because many of the downtown buildings were designed by French architects). Ted spent some time shopping for cold-weather clothes on...

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May 12, 2004 - Montevideo, Uruguay

From Rio to Uruguay was from the mid-80's to the mid-50's with the snap of a finger. You folks are enjoying spring, while we're enjoying fall. This little country has a lot of flavor to it. Its a pleasant cross between south american and european cultures. Cobblestone streets, old world architecture, and it has a fall season like the american northeast. Crazy colored falling leaves and plenty of cold. Who would have thought? They have a lot of taverns and pubs along alleyways and little parks with statues every other block. The national...

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Feb 12, 2004 - Our first stop, Buenos Aires

Well, we arrived in BA safe and sound, and checked into a lovely hotel as a treat, to help us get into this whole travelling malarky.On our first day we met up with a couple of canadian guy's who we ended up hanging out with for the whole week. We went clubbing,played pool (lost to the bloody Canadians!),wandered the streets sightseeing, saw a footy match (Boca Junior's), oh, and got robbed at the bus station (on our last day !!).

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Oct 4, 2003 - Buenos Aires, Argentina (text)

8 SEPT -- 22 SEPT Wounded Pride After only a short time in Buenos Aires, Helen and I noticed a unique "sense-of-self" among Porteños ("port dwellers" - what residents of the city call themselves) distinct from Cariocas (Rio), Limeños (Lima) or Ticos (Costa Rica). Guidebooks describe Buenos Aires as the Paris of Latin America and I think Porteños perceive themselves as societal kin to Parisians, Londoners or Romans - really any major cosmopolitan city. Certainly we did not feel as if we were in a Latin American city during our two-week stay....

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