Monthly Archives: January 2012

New direct flight brings relief to Bariloche –

New direct flight brings relief to Bariloche –

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Flags of South America part 7 – Paraguay.

Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina, this enigmatic country roughly the size of California and the population of 6.5 million people does not make news regularly on the international stage. Paraguay gained its independence from Spain in 1811, similarly to … Continue reading

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Dakar 2012 – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

This legendary yearly adventure rally which originally started in 1978 with a route from Paris to Dakar is in its 33rd edition and for the third time in South America. The adrenaline packed race through remote desert regions takes place … Continue reading

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Mustard bandits from Buenos Aires.

In all the years of travel to Argentina I have never had a bad experience as far as pick-pocketing or a robbery. I have been warned many times and I have read the stories of tourists being robbed. One of … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine National Park reopens!!

Chile on Wednesday reopened a national park scorched by a major wildfire that broke out last week, the country’s president said. The fire, which has consumed some 36,000 acres, more than 14,500 hectares, is extinguished in most places, and the … Continue reading

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