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Nightshooting in Buenos Aires

Floralis Generica is a beautiful sculpture located in United Nations Park in Buenos Aires.  This Park is right next to the Recoleta district (actually across the street from the Recoleta flea market on weekends) and is next to the Law School. Floralis Generic is a giant, 23 meter sculpture made of steel and aluminum (its weight is 18 tons). The …

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Taking taxis in Buenos Aires – a general guide.

This should be easy right? You just hold up your hand and a taxi stops. You jump in, taxi takes you to your destination and you pay. End of process and go on with your day. If you came to Buenos Aires and you believe this, then I have an island to sell you. Know when to grab a taxi: …

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What to do in Puerto Iguazu at night??

Someone just asked me what does one do at night in Puerto Iguazu? Like most places that is situated close to the jungle, there isn’t a ton of things to do? Pffffffttt yeah right!! I was amazed at the fact that on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night there were bars that were open to 5 or 6am. It really …

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I finally figured out the secret to staying thin in Buenos Aires…

Since the beginning of this trip, I have been trying to figure out the secret to how the Portenos stay so slim and in shape while eating some of the richest food around. After walking Buenos Aires all day and all night, it was obvious to see – they are all runners and play soccer in the evenings. Yesterday, my …

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Back in BsAs….and I still think the Brazilian side was better

I don’t know why I think that but overall I preferred the imaginary Brazilian side better – I like seeing the entire panorama’s of the falls. However after doing the Devil’s Throat, the power and the fury is amazing. Anyway time for Pizza…. let’s see what adventure awaits in BsAs tonight

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Mighty, awe inspiring, frightening waterfalls make me thirsty.

Iguacu means “mighty waters” in the language of the Guarani people who inhabited this area before European settlers arrived in the mid 16th century. When Spanish explorer Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca discovered the falls in 1542, he wanted to call them Santa Maria. The falls are indeed “mighty” though, and locals didn’t care a heck of a lot about Santa …

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Why it pays to have things go wrong, sometimes!!!

In our everyday passages, we spout idioms and cliches; “It is, what it is”, “It’ll work out for the best”, blah blah blah, thinking that sometimes a misstep or misadventure will some how work out for and have a completely positive result. I typically find that one must set and put things in motion for positive results to occur. Tonight, …

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Two days in Buenos Aires and waiting for Iguazu

First impressions do go a long way anywhere in the world, but after two busy days in Buenos Aires, I’ll add and expand to my impression list. There is quality food all round, even in the tourist ghettos of Florida St. The Marriott happened to be at the end of this long pedestrian corridor filled with tourist shops, street performers, …

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