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Feb 11, 2007 - Argentina, Mar del Plata - 9-11 Feb

Our first coach trip from BsAs to Mar Del Plata, a coastal town five hours south of BA for a weekend of sun, horseriding and waterskiing - estancia life, tourist style. We were able to remember enough Spanish to find our bus and get comfortably seated in very spacious coche cama seats. A quick kip and five hours later we were in rainy Mar Del Plata, Argentina's premier seaside resort. Unfortunately no beach resort looks good in the rain, so after a quick bit of sightseeing with Alex we headed to a relaxing late lunch. Over a lunch of fresh...

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Nov 13, 2006 - Mar del Plata - BEACH

We came...we saw...IT RAINED! Yup...seems like every time we hit the beach towns...it rains! There also seemed to be a lot of seniors around...Cory was a little dissapointed in the eye candy...but I vowed to get a photo of LEATHERWOMAN! There is always one on every beach....due to the rain I was unsuccessful...but my quest continues! Oh...to explain that last picture...yea were not sure what they are. They are little rubbery eggs that wash up on the beach...they are good for throwing at one and other because they explode like water...

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FATH WORLD TOUR!

Nov 1, 2006 - Mar del Plata - The City by the Sea

Mar del Plata seemed quiet when I arrived. A siesta time taxi took me to the hostel through sleepy roads languous with the heat. I dropped my bags at the hostel and walked to the beach, thinking how this would be my first sight of the South Atlantic. The beach is deserted except for a few locals taking the oppurtunity to soak up some sun on a beach which is so crowded in high season you cannot walk on it - let alone find sufficient space to lay down you towel. I skirt the sea, it quickly becomes clear to me just how big this resort is....

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Andy's Wanderings

Apr 23, 2006 - Un dimanche paresseux à Mar del Plata

Nous sommes bien contents d'êtres venus à Mar del Plata pour la fin de semaine. Le prognostic météo nous avait annoncé des nuages et possiblement de la pluie, mais finalement nous avons eu du soleil, quoique le temps était venteux. Il fait autour de 20 degrés, mais avec le facteur vent, cela nous semble plus frais. En ce dimanche après-midi, nous sommes assis sur un banc en bord de mer à lire et à regarder les gens passer. Ils marchent paresseusement le long de la promenade. On voit des gens avec des manteaux d'hiver, et d'autres en t-shirt...

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Mar 30, 2006 - Mar del Plata - The Largest Shell Collection We Have Ever Seen

30/3 Took the bus at 8am. One of the longest trips, well it felt like it. We got in at 3pm. Took a cab to a hostel recommended by LP. Don't know why - long way from the town, weired owners, sloping beds, bad showers and the list can go on. Decided just to stay the 1 night and look for somwhere else. The place is cool. Busy town right on the sea, lots of tourist shops, people hanging out on street corners, sitting in cafes, drinking coffee, just enjoying life. Found a cinema that served food with the films. Decided to try it. Bad idea - the...

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Tripping 2005/06

Feb 18, 2006 - Mar del Plata

OK folks, I'm at the beach again only this time it's in Argentina and it's real nice. My friends Fernando and Delores live here. We met while I was working in Steamboat Springs in case you were wondering. Fernando is a Phys Ed teacher and Dolores teaches English. Today I slept in and then we went to the bech. They have a great beach here. I am not a beach person but I know a good beach when I see one. It was not so hot today (in case you were wondering Mrs. Smith). Fernando's friend Leo manages a Balnearo so we got in for free and get to...

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Argentina 06

Jan 21, 2006 - Mar Del Plata and Miramar

After enjoying the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires for a few days we picked up a rental car and headed south. Our first destination was the favourite beach destination of the 13 million people living in B.A. Unfortunately, that was quite apparent when we got to the beach. Although it clouded over just after we arrived, we decided that there were far too many people on the beach for us to enjoy it, so we pressed on further south looking for a place to stay the night. We stopped in a much smaller and less popular town called Miramar, where...

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