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a friend of mine is driving a rented car coming from Buenos Aires. At the moment he's in Puerto San juan. The rent car office didn't give to my friend the insurance policy to can drive the car in to Chile.
At the moment he's planning to leave the car in Rio Gallegos and get the bus to Ushuaia. I read that at the border office you can insure your veichle: something like a temporary insurance that cover you and the car in Chile.
Do you have any informations about that ?
It's just a "urban legend " ?
If you know something, please answer asap
Maurizio aka Momi
Hey! I am studying abroad next semester (end of July through mid- to late-December) at UBP. I am wondering what kinds of things I should pack..? I have heard there are outdoorsy activities to do there, which is great because I love adventuring outdoors. I like to party also, but I am not particularly fond of visiting museums...
How will the weather be? I don't have a lot of room to bring my whole closet, so I would really love some guidance for type of clothes I should pack since I will be there through winter-ish through summer. I get cold easily by the way :)
Also, can somebody who has stayed in Córdoba for a while tell me what it is like? I have read about it a lot, but I don't feel like I have a good grasp on the lifestyle. Are the people nice? What does an average day for a local consist of? What sort of traditions and customs should I be prepared for?
Looking forward t... more »
It's been confirmed that Alec Zimmerman has been found, and has safely made her way to Peru. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word.
Recently we travelled 4 weeks in the northern provinces Jujuy and Salta. And Iquazu and Buenos aires.
Jujuy and Salta were nice and save.
We were 2 days in BA. And had 2 times lunch and dinner each. Two of the 4 restaurant bills were wrong, items wrongly listed and quantities too high. According local Argentines on purpose. So verify your restaurant bills , before paying!
Also in Iquazu and BA ( Florida street) attempts were made to rob us. Young guys eject dirt on your cloth , then want to help you and take some of your belongings. Be aware and blow a whistle, then they run away.
Can anyone recommend a budget oriented tour guide company in which I can sign up for trips around Argentina starting from BA? What was your experience?
I am going to be travelling in Argentina for a month or so starting in June. I really wanted to go to Patagonia although I know that in June- July it is winter and most of the trekking routes are closed I have heard. It is good for skiing in these months but unfortunately I can't skii. Can anyone advise on if it is still worth going that south in the winter, I know it will be extremely cold but hoping there would be some trekking opportunities still available? I'd love to see the perito Mereno Glacier and visit Ushusia. I am finding many different views on the internet so wanted to ask.
I will start in BUenos Aires - Puerto Madryn - El Calafate then to Ushusia and then head up to Bariloche and explore the northern parts.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Sunni Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org 206-734-7002)
Marie Lincoln (email@example.com 360-551-8187)
April 13, 2013
***American Female Backpacker Missing in Argentina***
A young American woman backpacking through Argentina en route to Peru has not been heard from since early morning, Tuesday, April 9. A missing person’s report has been filed with local police in Buenos Aires, and the FBI has been notified.
Alec Zimmerman, a 27-year-old native of Whidbey Island, Wash. was last seen leaving a private residence in the Buenos Aires region of Argentina and entering a cab at 4:30 a.m., en route to South Port. She was last believed to have been meeting up with a Chilean truck driver named “Angel” to begin hitchhiking her way to Peru.
Argentina border patrol has a record of Zimme... more »
I'm in Santiago at the moment, heading back over to Argentina tomorrow. I was considering taking out some extra cash from an ATM here and change it into either dollars or Argentinian pesos (depending on the rates) before crossing as both could save me quite a bit of money. Then I discovered that pretty much everything seems to be closed on Saturdays, all banks, lots of shops etc. Walked around the center for a while and didn't find a single money-changer that was open. I assume they definitely wont be open tomorrow, on a Sunday.
So my question is, should I still take out a bit of extra cash and change it in Argentina? Does anyone know what you can get for the Chilean peso at the moment - do you get more than 10.9 Argentinian pesos for 1000 Chilean pesos, which seems to be the official rate now? I know you usually can get pretty good rates in Chile (how good I d... more »
We are going to Argentina in August - never been to South America before. We have 15 days. There will be me and my husband and our two sons (aged 10 and 6).
We are planning to rent an apartment in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, for 8 days and then wonder what we should do for the remaining week?
We'd like to venture into the countryside a bit, but don't know where to go and what we should do. How do we travel etc.
Your tips, advice and top destinations would be welcomed.
Thanks, in advance.
We will be taking an Antarctica cruise in December. Will it be worth visiting El Calafate after that considering we will be seeing glaciers during our cruise as well?
I'm thinking about visiting Esteros del Ibera around the beginning or middle of July. Anyone have any experience at that park in July? Might that be a decent time to visit? Too cold or too wet?
So my partner and I will be traveling by bus between Posadas and Concordia. But we've got about five days free and would like to make a stop or two along the way. Can anyone recommend some interesting small (or smallish) towns that are "between" those two places that might make for nice stops? Not looking for anything too exciting - just slice of life sort of places.
Since we don't have a ton of time we're mainly looking for places that are relatively accessible via public transportation.
We'll certainly visit San Ignacio before leaving Posadas, so that doesn't need to be mentioned... and I do have plans to visit Esteros del Ibera when I've more time.
I recently returned from a trip to Argentina and Uruguay. The trip was absolutely fabulous! The people of both countries are very warm and friendly. The Mendoza region of Argentina is a must see. In fact, when I go again, I will make it the end of my trip so decompression will be in full swing after the excitement and activity of Buenos Aires. The vineyards of the region are right outside your hotel room, have stayed at the Club Tapiz. The wineries have dining rooms and the meals were spectacular. Plan on taking time to enjoy your meal and scenery - 2 to 3 hours minimum! Buenos Aires was so much fun with lots of tango, shopping and tour sights. I confess, being an older traveler, I did not book anything myself. I did rely on a small company out of Missoula, Montana called Adventure Life. The folks there were extremely detailed oriented and all of their bookings went off witho... more »
I'm planning to fly into Argentina with with a return flight booked for 8 months later that we'll use after we've visited other countries in south America. I'm wondering if the airport authorities are concerned about people with a return flight booked further than 3 months in the future (more than the 3 month tourist Visa).
Has anyone else flown in with a return flight so far in advance? Was there a problem?
My husband and i will be leaving Corrientes on April 11 and were hoping to arrive at Colonia Carlos Pellegrini the same day. Can anyone help to see if this is possible?
There is a bus (Crucero del Norte) from Corrientes at 13:00 and arrives at Mercedes at 15:45. But this where i can't find more information.
Any options would be appreciated.
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