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Were stuck in Esquel, I was sick, now Chantelle is sick. When we are feeling better we’ll cross the border into Chile. Futaleufú is a tiny remote town in Chile which doesn’t have much in the way of medical supplies etc… Esquel is not the most exciting town to be in. 1AUD = 1USD = […]

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El Bolson

Still travelling with the Argentineans we met on our journey from Refugio Frey to Jakob we spent a couple of days dilly dallying around. A day at Lago Puelo Puelo and the nights cooking at the boys campsite. Javiar is a chef in Buenos Aires and made awesome asado chicken burgers and we smashed out the […]

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Bariloche – Hike to Frey and Jakob

So while in Bariloche we decided to do a trek in the Andes for a few days. Easy we thought. There are Refugios in which you can sleep at in various places and we chose to stay at Frey and Jakob on advice from the local climbing club called Club Andino. They recommended an easy […]

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Bariloche – Circuito Chico

The Bike Ride We booked our bus ticket to Bariloche from Buenos Aires. The trip is 20 hours so we spoiled ourselves and bought Cama Ejecutivo – which means your seat goes back blah blah degrees (which is actually very important!) and you get fed, like on a flight. The tickets cost $AR 677AR / […]

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Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo We awoke a bit seedy from the night before and lucky we weren’t injured…. Richard went to jump into the top bunk a little tipsy around 3am and smashed straight through, I was supposed to be sleeping on the bottom bunk! So we broke the news to the hostel owners and checked […]

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Punta del Este

Punta del Este – The Gold Cost of Uruguay Yeah it’s expensive, so we stayed a few days. Pretty cool, we checked into this dingy hostel initially called the 1949 hostel, which is ‘sposed to be really cool. It has a bar downstairs and is meant to throw good parties. Sadly we were too destroyed […]

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Montevideo – with the Kiwis

So we bussed it from Colonia to Montevideo with the Kiwis we met the night before. We managed to catch a public bus from the terminal and despite luggage we made it to a hostel for less than $10 each. Due to the shite weather we only did a little amount of site seeing but […]

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Schools out for Summer!

Being the excellent and attentive students we are, we decided to go on a little jaunt to Uruguay to see the coast etc after school finished. We caught the ferry over to Colonia in Uruguay, which is an hour on a fast cat from BA. Colonia is a small town that started in the old […]

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School almost over!

yay school is almost over!!! We still suck at Spanish but now we have a few verbs up our sleeves and can conjugate in first tense. yay. Can even bust out a little future tense but definitely no dwelling in the past! In case you don’t know, Spanish has verb conjurations for he/she/we/you/they times by […]

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Car park extortion

Car park extortion.. Argentina says “Fuck Yeah” When you park in a popular place here in Argentina, such as near the beach, shops, clubs and resturants you need to pay for protection for your car. There is always a seedy looking dude near the street corner which you must pay so that your car remains […]

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La Boca

We did a day trip to La Boca. We wandered around for ages (I would estimate we probably almost walked the full distance to La Boca) until we found a bus we could catch to get there. You must have coins to catch the bus here. It’s  $1.20 AR for any trip. it’s so hard […]

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Chantelle turns veinticinco, anos!

As I am every year, I was sad it was going to by my birthday. I don’t particularly like getting older. But alas, it happens!  So there we were, December 2, 2011, me turning 25…… in Buenos Aires!!!! Shit yeah! We started seeing the clock tick over to Friday, drinking wine and getting rowdy at […]

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Weekender to Rosario

As it was a long weekend here and we decided to rock out to Rosario. Saturday 26th November 2011 On Saturday we bused it out to Rosario with a friend named Adi who we met at the Israeli hostel. With Adi’s Jewish powers we managed to get a bus for AR$80 / AUD$20 each. We […]

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1st Hostel in Buenos Aries

First hostel Monday 21st November 2011 On Monday we checked into a Spanish school which is in Centro / San Telmo in Buenos Aries. We arrived at midday and jumped into a course that started at 10am, so we missed the first two hours, so consequently I cannot say Hello, Goodbye, thanks and please. Ah […]

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Another day – but with highlights!

We enrolled in Spanish classes today and had our first 2 hour lesson. We now speak Spanglish and randomly throw out Spanish words during conversation. We then walked around to find a hostel…. we didn’t know at the time of booking but we are staying at Estoril which is full of Israeli’s. We are the […]

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Buenos Aries – Hanging with Arturo

For the past few days we have been hanging with Arturo, and staying at his pad in Mataderos in Buenos Aires which is in the capital city in Argentina. Arturo has been able to translate and look after us while we have been here, but we must learn the language starting tomorrow. We are going […]

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Finally in Buenos Aires – 3 days late

Sorry no photos! Soooonnnnn……. We finally arrived in Buenos Aires about 3am local time this morning (Friday), we were supposed to arrive Tuesday but got screwed over by Aerolineas Argentina aka Do NOT fly with us. We flew 14.5 hours from Sydney to Dubai, a 5hr stop over in Dubai, Dubai to Sao Paulo 14.5 […]

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Day 15 – 16: Flight to Buenos Aires… Cancelled

So we were meant to fly from Sydney to Buenos Aries via Auckland on Tuesday the 15th of November… however those Argentinean fellas in BA started striking over the old too much work, not enough safety check blah blah blah… So here we are again in Sydney Airport. yay. Instead of traveling in a relatively […]

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