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Old 07-20-2008, 07:37 AM   #1
 
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Hi There:

I am a local from BA. It's extrange, but I don't see many post of travelers planning to go to Argentina.
Maybe you don't know Argentina continue being one of the cheapest and safest countries in South America.
BA have a lot of cultural life, and also many places to have fun. Of course you should know our meat + the way we cook it brings you the best dish in the world. And also I could talk of our wines, our football, our women, etc...

In this wide country, from Iguazu falls (2nd world biggets falls) to Ushuaia (the end of the world town) you have maaaany "Must" places to visit, and a very comfortable bus net.

Other nice places to visit are Mendoza province (where 80% of argentine wines is made), or Salta (the beginning of the total Inca trail).

In the city, there are more than 120 hostels (you can see them in the site).
Or, if you like to stay long term and/or be in touch with local people to better know our culture and way of life, I reccomend a guesthouse (One of the 1st gusthouses for foreigners is lodging4all.com.ar).

From the city you can cross in 3hs to Uruguay, a small, nice and quiet country.

If you need some extra info, don't hesitate in email me.
I will make my best to reply.

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Hi Juan, welcome to the boards

We have had several tpunks head down to Argentina (even one of the moderators is down in BA). In fact, a few days back there was a thread on studying at the University of Buenos Aires.

So while European and Anglosphere travel does tend to make up a majority of the board topics, we certainly haven't overlooked Argentina!

With some luck, maybe I can spend next summer (well, I guess it would be winter for you ) down in BA.

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Vamos Buenos Aires!!! jajaja

So now there are two Porteños on the boards. Bienvenido Juan Carlos!!!
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I just noticed the amazing amount of time from joining to posting! Juan, ojala que no seas tan timido en el futuro amigo!

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Lol a little Spanish lesson Joe? Do you know where "ojalá" comes from? (PERFECTLY used in this sentence, btw) It comes from the time the Arabs lived in Spain and it means "God willing" (Alá). But perhaps you already knew that one... Jajaja, I culdn't resist, I love how we have a lot of words that come from that time!
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Yup, I did happen to know that one! I am glad I spit that out correctly. I really have a hard time using the subjunctive so I am trying to force myself to put it out there more often.

Since you were away for a bit, I am not sure if you knew I went to Spain for a few months to study castellano a bit. We need to revive the Spanish thread in the language forum

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