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The first thing about Argentina that you may notice are the European influences all around you! The Argentinian people love to eat dinner after 10pm and enjoy partying until dawn. It is a great place for enjoying food, wine and nightlife!

I have been in Argentina many times now, Iguazu Falls twice because it so beautiful there and many other cities. In April 2016 I was in Argentina again, this time in the north/east. Here are my experiences and story.
Read more about Buenos Aires

First Impressions, Zoo Visit, La Recoleta Cemetery - Buenos Aires

 » photoset (253 photos) « I arrived in Buenos Aires on my first trip not knowing what to expect apart from tango dancing and cheap steak. After getting a taxi to the San Telmo district knowing there were some hostels there, I found a good one and booked in for 2 nights initially and extended it 2 more nights after a couple of days. More   date: Mar 2008, Jul 2008, Oct 2008, May 2012, Sep 2013, Oct 2015
Read more about Salta to Cafayate

3hrs 30mins By Bus (197kms) - Salta to Cafayate

 » photoset (34 photos) « From Salta to Cafayate is 197kms, takes 3 and a half hours by bus and costs around $100 pesos. It's a great journey, especially the last 90 minutes through the Quebrada de las Conchas (ravine). The trip through the Lerma Valley (Valle de Lerma) south of Salta passes firstly through open green pastures, crop fields and cow grazing land with mountain ranges in the distance around the towns of Cerrillos and La Merced before crossing the Rio Rosario (river). More   date: April 2014
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Fantastic Day Tour to Quebrada de las Conchas - Cafayate

 » photoset (95 photos) « Cafayate is one of the special places to visit in northern Argentina, a place to get to know it's streets and to explore the amazing ravine / gorge - Quebrada de las Conchas. Cafayate has existed since around 1840 and was mainly developed in the decades after around the wine industry. More   date: April 2014
Read more about Resistencia

154 Sculptures, 7 Museums and Culture - Resistencia

 » photoset (58 photos) « Argentina is a country already full of statues, monuments and busts. Restistencia is a city in the north / east that has taken this factor a step further with 154 works (mainly sculptures) commissioned and scattered throughout its parks, plazas, streets and avenues. More   date: April 2016
Read more about Mendoza From Santiago

Border Crossing In A Spectacular Setting - Mendoza From Santiago

 » photoset (28 photos) « This blog is the 2nd part of the journey between Santiago Chile and Mendoza. From the top of the mounatins at Cristo Redentor all the way down to Mendoza. See Part 1 for info and photos of the ascent up from Santiago. We crossed from Chile into Argentina, the official border is about 10mins before the passport control building. More   date: April 2014
Read more about Mendoza

Wine Tours Include An Olive Oil & Cheese Factory - Mendoza

 » photoset (82 photos) « Mendoza is the center of winemaking and adventure tourism in Argentina, there is so much you can do here - snow sports, mountain climbing, wine tours, hang gliding, parachuting, kitesurfing, rock climbing, trekking, zipline canopy, horseriding, kayaking, longboarding, rafting and biking to name just a few. More   date: April 2014
Read more about San Juan

A Leafy City 2 Hours From Mendoza - San Juan

 » photoset (84 photos) « Arriving in San Juan from Mendoza took 2hrs 15mins by bus, it was the morning and I planned to spend the day in the city having a look around and getting to know the place a little. From the bus terminal it's about a 15min walk into the center of town. More   date: April 2014
Read more about Cordoba

Top Must See Is The Gothic Church - Cordoba

 » photoset (40 photos) « I have visited Cordoba twice now, it's very much the same as any other Argentine city in the way it looks. In fact, while here I was thinking to myself that I could be in Buenos Aires, Rosario or Salta. Argentinian cities tend to start looking the same after a while with their abundance of statues, monuments and grid pattern streets. More   date: July 2008, April 2014
Read more about Rosario

Che Guevara Was Born In A House At 480 Entre Rios - Rosario

 » photoset (37 photos) « Originally I came to Rosario in 2008 for 5 nights but didn't do much outside the city center where I was staying. I visited the bars, clubs and shops mainly. I returned in 2012 to discover much more about Rosario, not all of it appealing. It has been said that Rosario is Argentinas pretty girl capital, this could be true, but I can't say for sure. More   date: July 2008, May 2012
Read more about Santa Fe

Do You Know The Way To Santa Fe? - Santa Fe

 » photoset (23 photos) « I had heard the famous song called 'Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe' sung by Dionne Warwick when I was a child, at least that's what I thought it was called. When I was in Argentina again in 2012, I decided to visit Santa Fe. I vaguely remembered the melody but not really the words to this song, only the part that goes 'do you know the way to Santa Fe, wo, wo, wo, wo, wo...'. More   date: May 2012
Read more about Parana

Day Tours Of The River In An Attractive City - Parana

 » photoset (46 photos) « I spent a great day in Parana after I visited Santa Fe the day before, it's on the eastern side of the Parana River 1hr from Santa Fe. Parana is a place I would recommend visiting if you like attractive cities and peaceful walks along the riverfront. I was here on a weekend and there was lots of activity down beside the river, the locals are very lucky. More   date: May 2012
Read more about Colon

Hot Springs, National Park & River Camping - Colon

 » photoset (35 photos) « I came to Colon from Parana 5hrs west and arrived at the bus terminal in the middle of the night. I spent the rest of the night there until the morning. I stored my belongings while I had a walk around town for a few hours before heading across the border to Paysandu - Uruguay later in the day. More   date: May 2012
Read more about Salta

A Backpackers Favorite & Gateway To Bolivia & Chile - Salta

 » photoset (198 photos) « Salta is a special place for me because I have been here many times on my 7 trips to South America, sometimes by default. But I always have fun here. It is the main city in the north of Argentina and is an easy place to get to from the south and east and also the prime place to head north to Bolivia or west to Chile from. More   date: Mar 2008, Aug 2008, May 2009, May 2010, Nov 2011, May 2014, Oct 2015
Read more about Salta to Paso de Jama

5hrs (443kms) To The Border Of Chile - Salta to Paso de Jama

 » photoset (33 photos) « The journey from Salta to the border of Chile which I have now done 3 times takes at least 5 hours (443kms) and passes through some amazing terrain in the north-west of the Jujuy province, make sure you do this journey in the day. The bus leaves Salta and heads north through San Salvador de Jujuy and up to Purmamarca on highway 9. More   date: May 2009, May 2010, May 2014
Read more about La Quiaca Border Crossing

Buses To Salta & Tupiza (From Villazon) - La Quiaca Border Crossing

 » photoset (9 photos) « La Quiaca is the border town in Argentinas far north at Bolivias border and town Villazon. I have passed through La Quiaca twice now, once in each direction. La Quiaca is 7hrs north from Salta and 4hrs 30mins (289kms) north of Jujuy by bus. Passport control is simple and the border crossing quite straightforward in either direction. More   date: March 2008, November 2011
Read more about La Quiaca to Jujuy

A Region Worth Exploring - La Quiaca to Jujuy

 » photoset (37 photos) « The 4 and a half hour journey by bus (283kms) from La Quiaca to Jujuy is an amazing drive amongst rocky red terrain, colorful canyons and open green valleys and spaces. Sometimes quite desolate, but very beautiful. The first main town south after leaving La Quiaca is Abra Pampa founded in 1883. More   date: November 2011
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Between Salta & The Quebrada de Humahuaca - Jujuy

 » photoset (34 photos) « Jujuy is 2hrs 15mins north of Salta and 4hrs 30mins south of the Bolivian border. I visited Jujuy as a stop-off point between these 2 places and to have a look around the city. Jujuy has a similar feel to Salta but is a little shabby around the edges. More   date: November 2011
Read more about Posadas

Points Of Interest & The Bridge To Paraguay - Posadas

 » photoset (37 photos) « 2016: This was my 3rd time in Posadas. I arrived at 5am after 8hrs on a bus from Concordia southward on the border of Uruguay. I spent the night and had a decent look around town. It's a pleasant city but there is not that much to see, it's a good place for shopping and eating in my opinion. More   date: March 2008, June 2012, April 2016
Read more about Iguazu Falls

Amazing National Park & Utterly Beautiful - Iguazu Falls

 » photoset (19 photos) « I have stayed in Puerto Iguazu on 2 occasions and been to the waterfalls both times, it's a very beautiful park. The town center is a nice place with lots of accommodation, restaurants, shops and the bus terminal. There are a couple of ATM machines in town, be careful that the bank called Macro's ATM doesn't eat your card like it did mine. More   date: March 2008, May 2009



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