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Feb 19, 2010 - Cordoba

Probably the most spontaneous trip of my life! Decided to go and see Solly in Cordoba for the weekend, so took a ten hour bus to there on the Friday. Okay ... ten hours is a long way! Especially when the air con doesn´t really work and you are sitting next to a woman for three hours WHO TALKS TO HERSELF REALLY LOUDLY. so uncool. However it was totally worth it. I don´t really know what was so funny but we spent the entire weekend laughing. I stayed with Eliza´s host family there and so met lots of her friends- her roomate Noor is so lovely...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Cordoba

I don’t really know what to say about Cordoba. It’s a town of about a million people, but its downtown area feels much more like New York City than it does Columbus, Ohio-—the streets are congested, the sidewalks full of people walking around at all hours of the day. I suspect white flight and the growth of the suburbs did not hit Argentina like it did the states, so the downtowns maintained their mixed residential/commercial character rather than turning into business districts that empty out at night. It's a lot nicer this way, and feels...

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Oct 21, 2009 - Cordoba

Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina after Buenos Aires. There´s an array of beautiful old churches and colonial buildings in the city, but this is spoilt somewhat by the fact that there are ugly, dated, rectangular tower blocks filling all the spaces in between these old buildings. That said, it is a pleasant city. I only came here to break up the journey as I head further north and into Bolivia, so I had no plans when I got here. I visited a number of the old churches, and they really are spectacular. And I found it extremely...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Cordoba, Argentina

3 nights. Arrive from Tucuman, about $18, 7 hours by bus. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/northwest-argentina/cordoba Fabulously reviewed hostel, 8/9 dollars per night http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/Baluch-Backpackers-Hostel/Cordoba/19686

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Feb 27, 2009 - Cordoba & Buenos Aires

Our whirlwind tour around Argentina has come to an end with the final days spent in the 2 biggest cities - Cordoba and Buenos Aires. We spent our time in Cordoba walking around the city looking at the colonial architecture and churches. The Jesuit square was a particular highlight. Unfortunately many of the places we wanted to see were either closed or being renovated and it was really disappointing to miss out on the Jesuit crypts and the museum dedicated to the memory of those that ´disappeared´ in the 70´s. . We stayed in a hostel...

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Feb 20, 2009 - Cordoba

An overnight bus from Mendoza in a ´Cama´is relatively comfortable, saves a night´s accomodation and also provides a decent dinner. I´ve heard the buses in Argentina are great...can´t wait for the champagne to be included. We reserved a hostal through a hostal world website, but there was a glitch and there are in fact no rooms. They´ve directed us around the corner to another hostal, which turns out to be even better. The ping pong challenge is on.

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Nov 28, 2008 - Córdoba, Argentina

Ravi -- Córdoba was great! The second-largest city in Argentina, with a population of a few million, it was the start of our week-plus cities tour in Argentina and Chile. One reoccurring theme as we traveled amongst these cities of Argentina and Chile was how we felt transported back to Eastern Europe. What a striking difference compared to the rest of South America, especially Paraguay and Bolivia. I knew before getting here that Argentina and Chile have a higher standard of living and are more developed than other countries in this...

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Aug 21, 2008 - Cordoba

Cordoba is the 2nd city of Argentina and is place where the Jesuits have a special importance as they are responsible for the creation of the city. They arrived in the late 16th century and founded ¨estacias¨ (ranches) and then the University of Cordoba in 1610. The university is the focal point of the town and the people here are really proud of it. We visited the Historic Museum of Cordoba where a very well educated former student of the University gave us a very thorough and informative tour of the Jesuit church, university and library....

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Apr 11, 2008 - Cordoba: The return of the españolas :-)

Back with the españolas :-) Keeping my promise to not leave the country without coming to visit them I take an overnight bus from Buenos Aires to Córdoba to catch up with the españolas, Ione and Jurema, again. I was glad to see that they haven't changed a bit when Ione answers the door at 830am still smiling but having only just had one hours sleep. Jurema rolls in half and hour later having been up all night, just how I remember them from the great nights out in Bariloche living life to the full, para siempre (always). When midday swings...

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EZ Duz it!

Mar 19, 2008 - Córdoba!!

From San Juan we took a night bus to Córdoba where instead of going to yet another hostel to cook yet another dish of pasta and tuna and to meet yet another British/German/American gap year student, we decided to go COUCHSURFING! In brief, it's a webpage for finding people that are willing to accommodate travellers on their couches. From the webpage (www.couchsurfing.com): "CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance, and facilitate cultural...

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Mar 12, 2008 - Cordoba and Alta Gracia

After we left our family, we decided to fly to Cordoba because we didn't want to subject ourselves to a measly 10 hour bus ride. This, in retrospect, was a mistake since now we are completely used to an easy 10 hour bus ride. Cordoba was really enjoyable because it was very old in some ways and very young in others. The central plaza—they sure can do plazas in Argentina—dated from 1577 with many churches and of the Franciscan and Jesuit orders. It was bustling with activity since Cordoba is also considered the educational center of...

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Mar 9, 2008 - Córdoba

Gisterenavond een serieuze stortbui meegemaakt toen ik op weg was naar de hostal en een halfuurtje moeten schuilen tot het ergste voorbij was. De staten rond de Plaza San Martin stonden grotendeels blank met zakken afval die met het stromende water kwamen meegedreven als exponent. Het dient gezegd te worden dat van zodra het wat minder hevig begon te regenen de rioleringen het water terug aankonden en het water dat tot een dikke 10 cm hoog had gestaan in een kwartiertje volledig verdwenen was. Córdoba is de 2de grootste stad van Argentinië...

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