- Posted September 28, 2011 by
San Francisco, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Argentina: Peaks and penguins
A Circle Around Argentina- Counterclockwise!
Last November and December I made a counterclockwise circle all around Argentina
by long distance bus! First stop, marvelous Buenos Aires, next up to Iguazu, then over to the NW, Salta, Cachi etc.& then down to Cordoba which is an architecturally astonishing city, the structures somehow more of a landscape rather then a metropolis, Alta Gracia, next Bariloche, then to Perito Moreno, then down to the bottom Ushuaia, then up to Puerto Madryn, penguins, back to Buenos Aires with a side trip to a town called 'Tigre' (how could you not go to a town on a river called 'Tigre', haha?) I think that there was some compelling need to go from the sublime and powerful waterfalls of Iguazu down to the frozen ice poetry of the Perito Moreno glaciers!
Great museums throughout! Get some 'alpargatas', traditional Argentine shoes that look a bit like espadrilles and are quite comfortable!
p.s. Upon arrival US citizens must pay a fee of around $150 USD which is good for the life of the passport. This is due to the fact that the US charges them the said fee!
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(Currently in Bali)