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Feb 19, 2008 - Córdoba

Nach 21 Stunden Busfahrt haben wir Patagonien definitiv Richtung Zentralargentinien verlassen und sind in Córdoba angekommen. Dies ist eine alte, vom Kolonialismus und dem Jesuitenorden geprägte Universitäts-Stadt (älteste Uni Argentiniens, heute rund 150'000 Studis) mit vielen Kirchen und Strassenkaffees. Allerdings konnten wir die gar nicht so gut ausnutzen, da es jeden Tag mindestens einmal regnete. Die Strassen verwandeln sich dann innert kürzester Zeit in Bäche, die Stadt wird zur Sauna, denn es herrschen Temperaturen um die 30ºC....

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Jan 21, 2008 - Cordoba

Cordoba is Argentina's second largest city at over 1.5 million people. Yet, the city has a much smaller feel to it. The city center has a number of interesting colonial buildings and churches that are all within walking distance of the main plaza. There are seven University's throughout the city, which makes for a young crowd while out and about. We definitely prefer the feel and look of Cordoba over Buenos Aires. We have spent the last few days walking around visiting churches and plazas. Annika has been pretty good except yesterday when...

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Nov 1, 2007 - Cordoba - The Geographical Heart of Argentina

Cordoba, Argentina's 2nd biggest city apparently. We were looking forward to seeing another Argentine city and also to meeting up with Rodney again for a couple of days. Getting there from Buenos Aires had required another overnight bus trip. Distances are so huge in this colossal country that it is impossible to get anywhere in less than 10 hours, or so it seems to us anyway. Our bus ride wasn't quite as comfortable as previous ones, mainly because we didn't have flat beds, but it was still pretty good with the usual large meal, wine,...

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Oct 16, 2007 - Lessons learned and all that...

So...we're happy to be back in Buenos Aires. That two days took a great deal more from us than originally expected, and a good nights rest and some retail therapy in the city has totally rejuvnated the two of us. But lessons have been learned, and we have gome back to the lovely and helpful travel agent we used to get to Patagonia...and wouldn't you know it, we've planned the rest of the trip. Yes...you read right. We've opted for the conventional approach of actually having an intinerary...rather than simply an idea. We have bought and...

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Oct 12, 2007 - Beef sundaes & ice cream steaks - Vegans beware!

Tuesday 09.10.07 As the precipitation in Buenos Aires turned torrential (for not the first time since we arrived), we left the capital, en route to Cordoba in the heart of Argentina. On the same, apparently treacherous stretch of dead-straight highway where i had seen an accident going toward the capital, we encountered yet another while heading the opposite way. This time it was an overturned hauler reposing obliquely in the median ditch amongst its spilled payload of perhaps a tonne or two of sand. All day and into the evening, we cruised...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Cordoba

It was raining (again!!) when we arrived in Cordoba - and very early in the morning. We dumped our bags at a nice central hostel (with a very cute resident dog!), and then scuttled between some of the many beautiful churches here - including the oldest one in Argentina. They were all stunningly ornate inside, but not stunning enough to keep us sightseeing in the rain for long! We spent most of the day with other backpackers in the hostel, and then (when the rain had stopped!), went down to a local milonga (dance hall) called El Arrabel. We...

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Mar 19, 2007 - Puesto Viejo

I woke up with pain in my back. The seats weren't very comfortable. Slowly the bus came to life. We were close to Cordova now but however just a few stops before we arrived the bus broke down....It seems to be my misery. On the other and this will just prepare me for Bolivia. After waiting for 2 hours at the bus stop sitting waiting and drinking Mate, finally a bus cam to get us into Cordoba. I decided to contact the Hostel in the Country side that the Canadian in the hostel had recommended and to make my way there. It took me a while to...

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Feb 8, 2007 - Cordoba - University town on summer hols.

We stopped in Cordoba to split the trip up on the way back to Buenos Aires. It is Argentina's second biggest city and also home to 7 universities. As it was summer hols it was relatively quiet but you could tell it would be a great place to go to uni - good weather, lots of cheap restaurants, bars, clubs and parks. Since there were parks then Heidi used this as an excuse to get Sam out on to the running track - cause Ricky Lake says "fat don't take no holiday". Actually, we do have a 1/2 marathon to look forward to in Reading so getting...

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Jan 3, 2007 - Cór.... atchooooo...doba

Yep. The cold I had in Rosario just got a whole lot worse, after the 6 hours long, FREEZING bus journey to Córdoba. I thought it had been chilly in the bus to Rosario, but this one was way worse. Everybody was freezing, even the people with blankets. And what was even more horrible, was that people went over and over again to the bus driver and his colleague and told them they were cold, but they would not listen. Then one time I went downstairs to go to the bathroom, and when the assisstant driver saw me coming down, he just said to me in...

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Dec 17, 2006 - Cordoba

Bid farwell to one of the lads the day before and then Fri night caught the bus with ollie and harry to Cordoba. Wasn't as bad as the other night bus trip as we got in at 0800 which makes it a bit better. Got in yesterday to the hostel then for a walk around town, then i went back to the bus station to arrange my travels to brasil. After about 40 mins we finally got there, surprising difficult to get the bus tickets you want when there's over 40 bus companies over here, with their own set routes and you can hardly cummunicate with any of...

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May 6, 2006 - Rally starts for real TOMORROW .....thank goodness

Only 650km today !! as a test. It appears, having studied tonights results sheet , we are too fast !!!! I have to be honest and my navigator told me so....all the time ! His brown trousers will testify. We were okay on the road stuff it was the OFF road stuff that we stuffed up. All very complicated starts and finishes and time controls BUT we are getting the hang of it ! Started in Rosario at 07.24 and are now in Cordoba....enjoying a well earned beer. The wildlife was great en route. Hundreds of huge eagles, millions of dogs and lots of...

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May 3, 2006 - Cordoba et environs

Cordoba est la 2eme ville d'Argentine et la circulation est en conséquence. Nous habitons dans un appart-hotel au centre-ville à proximité du carré jésuite. En effet la ville s'est articulée autour des établissements jésuites du XVIIeme siècle. Le collège Monserrat, l'université de Cordoba et l'église sont tous contigus et datent de l'époque coloniale. Aujourd'hui nous sommes allés à 35km de la ville à Alta Gracia visiter une Estancia jésuite dont le but était entre autres comme 5 autres Estancias de subvenir aux besoins des oeuvres des...

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