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Sep 2, 2011 - Gualeguaychu, briefly

On our way to BA, we stopped at Gualeguaychu. We intended to have one night here but it didn't look too pleasing. So instead we did what we had stopped for and had a look at the open air train museum. It turned out to be one train and a carriage, but as bare as it sounds the carriage was filled with very genuine relics of an industrious era (specifically Englands) Another 3 hours on our last bus and into BA.

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Mar 13, 2008 - Colón

Das einzige Kleidungsstück, welches wir bis jetzt ungebraucht im Rucksack mitschleppten, waren die Badehosen. Aber dies haben wir nun geändert. Bei angenehmen Luft- und Wassertemperaturen verbrachten wir die letzten Tage in Colón am Rio Uruguay. Neben Strandleben (lesen, Mate trinken, sünnele) waren zudem noch Ausflüge entlang des Rio Uruguay und in den Parque National El Palmar angesagt. Hier wachsen Palmen, die sonst nur noch in Afrika vorkommen (die Wegenersche Theorie der Plattentektonik lassen wir hier mal weg). Was in dieser Gegend...

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Feb 26, 2008 - Concordia

Gisteren zoals gepland met de bus de grens over gestoken tussen Uruguay en Argentinië. Ook hier enkel registratie van het paspoort in de computer bij het binnenkomen van Argentinië en de nodige stempels en klaar was kees. Ook hier gebeurden de douane aktiviteiten van beide landen op Argentijns grondgebied, idem als toen ik naar Colonia ging, broederlijk naast elkaar hoewel er toch wat spanningen zijn sinds de grote papierfabriek vorig jaar in bedrijf ging op de oevers van de Rio de la Plata tegenover Buenos Aires en sindsdien de brug over...

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Mar 20, 2007 - Across Argentina

Mendoza I must say is one of the most beautiful cities I have been too. The place just kept getting better as the sun went down. It has the most amazing atmosphere with a beautiful plaza, parks, restaurants and shops. It felt like I was in a coastal town but I was infact inland and near some of the best vineyards in the world. I truly love this place and I'll make it back some day to spend more time in this peaceful city. I spent St Patrick's Day here and hoped to find an Irish pub, well without any information I walked and walked around...

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Trip Journal

Mikey's World Trip

Feb 26, 2007 - Rosario

From Iguazu we took a five hour bus to Posadas and from there a ten hour bus to Rosario. Rosario is approximately 300km west of Buenos Aires, with a population of approximately 1 million people. It is not a typical backpacker stop but we'd some time so we spent a couple of days here. It is really a small Buenos Aires, with some nice old buildings and alot of roaming dogs! There are meant to be some nice river beaches which we didn't make due to some torrential rain falls - but not to worry plenty more ahead to occupy us!

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Nov 5, 2006 - Tigre

Tigre is a little river town about 30 miles north of Buenos Aires. It serves mainly as a weekend home destination for the high-falutin ''Portenos''. We took a train up to Tigre, then boarded a wooden water taxi to ferry us up the river. While in the taxi, we passed many beautiful waterfront homes. Very nice. We got off the taxi about 30 minutes into the trip, where we heard there were some walking trails. That's when Tigre got very interesting. The year-round residents in Tigre live on tree-lined embankments. There are no cars, and instead...

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May 9, 2006 - Rossario

Hola, So here we are, in the birthplace of the Mighty Che, Castro's Obi-wan, the Americans Darth Vader, liberator of the Capitalist Enslaved and promoter of gorilla warfare everywhere. What a fantastic little city. Sitting pretty at a population of about 1 million people, this quaint place is likely the friendliest, greenest, most laid back city we have seen in South America. It really is much nicer then we had expected. It is full of some impressive monuments as well. In particular the monument to the flag with the undying flame. I would...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Uruguay: Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos, this is something we have both been looking forward too. The guide book says it is one of the most gruesome tourist attractions where you walk through the abandoned slaughter warehouses of the El Anglo meat company who changed their name to Fray Bentos. This is where apparently all processed meat and meat pies owe their history too, they even invented OXO here. We get a taxi to the site and are dropped off at what resembles a ghost town. We find a security guard on duty who seems surprised we are there but takes us down to a...

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Dec 12, 2005 - Uruguay & San Ignacio

As you have probably guessed from the title we have arrived in Uruguay, the home of the first ever world cup, and as we only spent four days there (two of which were in Montevideo) this should be short entry you'll be pleased to hear (unless Heidi gets carried away writing about the history of the place!). Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America which probably accounts for why our trip only has three nights there, in Montevideo the country's capital, and in Salto. Shaun and I decided that we also wanted to also see the...

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