last minute trip to argentina

Old Nov 10th, 2007, 08:06 AM
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Unless you think you would enjoy a horse ride, it doesn't make much sense to go to Estancia Los Dos Hermanos.

I takes an hour to cross to Colonia. Check out:

http://www.buquebus.com/BQBWeb/servl...g?par_pais=ARG

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Old Nov 10th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Obviously meant: "It takes....."
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Old Nov 10th, 2007, 10:30 AM
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Avrooster,
I have read that you do tours around BA--non tourisy things. Please tell me where you go and what you do.
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Old Nov 10th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Sox: I'm afraid you need to read ALL this LONG thread: The REAL Buenos Aires
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Old Nov 10th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Just returned from South America 11/02. Loved the whole trip. It was fun going over to Colonia on the buquebus resounding with the cheers of 2 soccer teams.
There is a neat local restaurant across from the church in old town. I wished we had eaten there. We ducked in to get out of the rain and spent the rest of the time there.
Be sure to go over to the Brazil side of the falls. Great walkway with good views. We stayed at Das Cataras and the view from the veranda and tower were awesome. Walked out to Devil's Throat in the midst of a downpour. Arrived in BsAs with a satchel of wet clothes after changing in the airport.
We stayed at the Edelweiss and liked the in town location as well as the hotel.




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Old Nov 10th, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Avroster,
Sorry, I have not been able to find the site you referred me to.
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Old Nov 11th, 2007, 01:43 AM
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Sox: click on my screen name and on the left side you'll get a list of all my posts. Scroll down until you find The REAL Buenos Aires, which is near the top of the list.

Have a great time in our country.
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Old Nov 11th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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Thanks Avrooster. We were in the South two years ago. We are returning because we loved every minute of that trip.
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Old Nov 11th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Jumping on this great thread...

Has anyone done a trip from Buenos Aires to Machu Piccu (Peru)?

We're planning our first trip to South America (woo-hoo!), and wonder if we need to arrange this by a travel agent or do it ourselves?

We'll have about 2 weeks total.

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Old Nov 12th, 2007, 04:52 AM
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Visa--As Americans, do we need a visa to see the Iguazu from the Brazil side? Also, where can I purchase good leather goods at reasonable prices?
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Old Nov 12th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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Sox: According to what I have read in many, many posts on the subject, the answer seems to be that IN THEORY you need a visa, but in practice, you don't, if you go across the border with a reliable driver. However, the border authorities COULD one day wake up in a bad mood and decide that you cannot go across without a visa.

As far as leather goods are concerned, there are also many, many posts of the subject. Murillo street in BA is often mentioned.
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Old Nov 12th, 2007, 06:15 AM
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A Visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter Brazil. This is the law, enacted by Brazil in response to the U.S. requirement that all citizens of Brazil must have a Visa to enter the U.S.

As AV notes, while it is the law.. enforcement is lax in Iguazu. I have been to Brazil three times without the required Visa, crossing when the Brazil station was closed. I was turned back at the border once because I did not have a Visa....The tour guide I worked with told me stories about people who entered Brazil when the station was closed and who were stopped trying to return. Illegal entry carries a stiff fine...reportedly US1000.


So, you can take your chances and odds are good that you will not have a problem...or you can obtain a Visa in advance and be assured of legal entry.
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