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rhkkmk's visit to South America as reported on the SA board

rhkkmk's visit to South America as reported on the SA board

Old May 13th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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lets try it another way


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Old May 13th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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R, I got through the 233 photos, and now I'm looking at the batch of 168. Are there any other batches?

It is funny with your BA pictures (at least the ones in the 233 batch) that I recognized every single location, except possibly a few restaurant interiors. Paraguay was very interesting to see. I liked seeing the pictures of the falls in the rain, as it was completely sunny when we were there.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Hola Bob,

Welcome back...and thanks for the report - Love all the food detail.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:02 AM
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Great photos. Thanks
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:52 AM
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yes will there are 3 groups of pics....just try clicking on each group---one is a dupe as you will see....follow my last directions...
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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bookmarking to come back to later
Thanks Bob!
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Now I really want to go to BA. Looks like you had a great time.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Argentina is a very interesting country. we enjoyed our time there and the differences of differing areas of the country....remember we did not go south at all which offers a wide range of different experiences.

I must admit however that the potential security issues in BA were very off-putting. Once I had two potentially bad experiences, i found myself always looking over my shoulder. locals are outraged by these happenings but governments seems to do little to stop these petty crimes.

And these constant demonstrations would drive me nuts. Even on our way to the airport the driver had to take a route to avoid yet another huge demonstration near to independence square where one of the main streets was closed for these clowns.

But, having said all that, we trully enjoyed out visit and the people we met there.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Stellar report as always Bob. Thanks for all the details. Will use as one of our primers for our BA trip

Aloha!
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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Bob - this is one of your best reports - fantastic job!
Sorry you had an "incident" in BA - I know how you feel however it wouldn't stop me from going back.
Glad you met Alberto - sounds like a perfect gentleman.
Didn't have a chance to look at the pics but I will in a day or two.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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rhkkmk:

I just had the pleasure of viewing your photos. Wonderful! They brought back excellent memories of very satisfying visits to BsAs - and Paraguay does look appealing.

Many thanks for the trouble you took to shoot and post them.

~Marnie~WDC
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Old May 16th, 2009, 11:30 AM
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Bob and Karen...going to visit your pics in a moment ...great report..brings back pleasant memories of our exciting visits to SA

Las Nazarenas,
wouldn't you know...this was one of our favorites in BA..had our going-away meal there also...not a steak eater, ut how can you pass it up in Argentina!!

Now, to the pics..

happy travels..

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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Superb pix..I really enjoyed them...especially to see "the Rooster Coop" and the Roosters..(some home!)...and many sights with which I'm familiar...I kept yelling to Roz...
" come and see these"...the tango dancer with the long black pigtail was the same guy we saw in San Telmo...maybe the same female, also...It was nice to see Paraguay..made me rethink why we didn't take the opportunity to go to Asuncion from the Brazil side of the falls...at least to add another country. Thanks for sharing! Where to next kids?

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Old May 17th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Stu..we are off to South Africia in the fall for 3 weeks. Have to stick around here and do the family thing for the summer. k
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Having been to Paraguay twice and never having to pay more than a few dollars to correct whatever bureacratic problems we ran into, I have this terrible feeling that you may have been taken advantage of, either that or our friends there bargain better. It's hard to imagine having to pay $200 for anything there. We got into and out of Brazil to see the Falls w/o visas simply by driving over the bridge during rush hour. It also seems that you may have missed some of the best places, like the old Jesuit Mission ruins.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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atp--we may have been taken advantage of but i blame both myself and the agent in nyc at the consulate...i need to write her a letter, btw...

we chose not to go to the missions..
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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this is a fantastic report....i really enjoyed reading it
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Well, I guess that's normal. LOL!!!
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rooster...since I like the looks of your B.A.home so much, maybe we ought to consider a trade when we next go to SA..as Bob can tell you, I have a neighbor here in L.A. that might make it interesting for you to swap houses....right, Bob?

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Bob: LOL!
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