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Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

After a couple of very cold, windy, rainy days in Patagonia, we could finally enjoy the sun on January 1st, 2019. Instead of staying at home eating all day long, we prepared our small backpacks, our poles, sunscreen etc, and we took the road to Circuito Chico. On Arroyo López, starts the path (sendero?) to Refugio Cerro López, one of the first huts bilt on this area, now a full day hike, but years ago, it was very common to…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow… It is this time of the year again, Thanksgiving, family, friends,cheering, being thankful… This year at Eureka Travel we are very thankful of being able to celebrate 10 years in business, with ups and downs we keep moving and improving to be able to offer the best experience in South America for our clients. Our work is a challenge sometimes, when solving problems for clients, and it is very rewarding on other moments when travelers come back happy and…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th! As we prepare ourselves for the long Holiday weekend  celebrating  our Independence day in the USA I just wanted to share a little of info about the “independence” day. Since I am a pretty “new” USA citizen ( I became a USA citizen in September 2013) I am glad  and proud to enjoy this celebration with my family and nice general atmosphere. The typical BBQ, amazing fireworks, pool parties or any other Summer get together  are already characteristic…

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Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Since Father’s Day is approaching in majority of countries around the world ( 3rd Sunday of June) I started to think about it and my personal family celebrations. So, why not plan a small trip, a day excursion, a breakfast together, a dream trip for hiking in Patagonia or a camping trip around your area?  I personally think that spending time with him would be a much better experience than just a gift. The reason why I am suggesting this is…

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Mother’s day in South America

Mother’s day in South America

This Sunday is Mother’s day in the US so I am sure all of you saw a lot of “sales” and promotions are happening around specially in “things” and gifts for Moms. Since my mom lives in Argentina, and Mother’s day there is the 3rd Sunday of October it is pretty strange for me to celebrate it here, without her and then when she celebrates in October there is no “mother’s day” in the USA. So, I decided to do…

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Argentine futbol magician in Barcelona

Argentine futbol magician in Barcelona

In an epic, ancient rivalry of Spain’s two most prominent teams in futbol (that’s soccer for us Yankees:) Real Madrid and Barcelona, Lionel Messi showed the fans again why he may be the greatest player ever. There are some who disagree but more on that in a moment. In the April 27th game between Madrid and Barcelona, Messi scored both and only goals advancing Barcelona to Champions League final in Europe. His second goal was from the standpoint of a…

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Resolutions for 2011

Resolutions for 2011

Well, we are already 2 weeks into the New Year and it’s a good time to set some goals or resolutions as the tradition goes. Of course this being a travel blog our resoultions need to have something to do with venturing out this year. In the recent issue of Westways, the AAA travel magazine I came accross the kind of list I’d had in mind. I will paraphrase it here as a list of suggestions for You travelers out…

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Our typical day in Buenos Aires

Our typical day in Buenos Aires

Monday, August 09 Hotel Own, Palermo Hollywood 7:30 am – we are supposed to be awakened by the hotel staff, but we’re not, so we’re still  sleeping 9:14 – I wake up and decide to look at my watch; O shit! it’s late, Ana, wake up! Speed shower, pack light and leave the hotel. 9:42 – We taxi off to La Pharmacie for breakfast, cafe con leche con medialunas, yum! I have been waiting for this a whole year. We…

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My birthday gift!

My birthday gift!

It was 6 years ago when my future husband called me on this day and announce to me that he reserved a domain for me as a birthday gift. It was called www.eurekatravel.net. He told me he could not reserve .com as it was already taken. The gift was supposed to inspire me to start my own travel company. I was still living in Buenos Aires, and he was in Los Angeles. I thought he was crazy! But here we…

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In search of Piranhas and a perfect Caipirinha.

In search of Piranhas and a perfect Caipirinha.

Well, it’s that time again. In few weeks we’ll say good-bye to our co-workers, pack our backpacks and head south of the Equator. It has been almost a year since our last trip South America in October 2009 and we feel the travel bug itching us again. We had an awesome time meandering our way through the highlands of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. The theme of the last trip might as well have been high altitudes, lost tribes and…

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