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Flight news in Argentina-Mendoza airport

Flight news in Argentina-Mendoza airport

Mendoza Airport Closed Mendoza Airport will be closed for three months from the 7th of September until the 7th of December 2016 for resurfacing. Due to this situation and as an alternative, the airlines will offer to make the trip to/from the nearest airports: San Juan (UAQ), San Luis (LUQ) and San Rafael (AFA). If you have already booked a flight, it is most likely you will be flown to San Juan, 2 hours north of Mendoza and transferred by…

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Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

When sometimes people as me why should they use a travel agent in the digital age of book it and do it yourself online sites I have a favorite response. But before I give the example I want to be objective and say that using a travel agent is not for everyone and may not be necessary for some travel arrangements. If I just need the rental car locally (I mean in the US) when I arrive in the airport,…

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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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Pizza time Porteño style.

Pizza time Porteño style.

Every city has its classic culinary hangouts, from snobby to gritty, from quiet to rowdy. A place where the locals go and relish and the out-of-towners stick out like a carrot nose on a snowman. Pizzeria Güerrin is one of those places in Buenos Aires. It definitely belongs to the rowdy and gritty type. Located on Avenida Corrientes, one of the busiest arteries of this city. It caters mostly to the local crowd who need a quick and tasty meal…

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Retro Buenos Aires aerial photos, part 2

Retro Buenos Aires aerial photos, part 2

Here is a gallery of the historic pictures taken by the two young and brave men. For those of you who have traveled to Buenos Aires before this will be a fun treat as you compare your photos and memories to these photos taken 90 years ago. You can click on each photo for a full size. All of the photos were used with permission of Borra Family Collection/Collecion Familia Borra; pictures were taken by Enrique Broszeit and Juan Bautista…

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Buenos Aires from the air, 90 years ago

Buenos Aires from the air, 90 years ago

adapted from the  original article which appears in laNacion.com In the 20 and the 30 Juan Baptist Borra and Enrique Broszeit, two young pilots and adventurers, flew over the city in a two-seater and registered in photos their routes; 90 years later their crazy adventure turned into an invaluable collection of photographs. They were two audacious Bohemians who took any chance to fly over Buenos Aires learning the craft of aerial photography. It was the 20’s and little was known…

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Crossing Rio de la Plata.

Crossing Rio de la Plata.

On Monday morning Cecile and I left Buenos Aires to cross with Buquebus ferry to Colonia in Montevideo. We crossed in one hour and it was literally another country! I have been there in 2004 with my husband but the town has changed and grown a lot. There is a new visitor center in Colonia where we enjoyed a short video about Uruguay, its history, culture, people, etc. It was a great way to welcome the visitor to the country! We had…

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Rojo Tango & mi Buenos Aires querido…

Rojo Tango & mi Buenos Aires querido…

I arrived in Buenos Aires last Wednesday and my sister Silvia was waiting for me at Ezeiza airport. To my surprise, Argentina started a new immigration control system, which much more modern including fingerprints and photo, very similar to the US. For the clients that always ask me about how to pay the entrance fee (reciprocity fee) when you enter in Argentina, you could pay with almost anything:) US dollars, credit cards or even travelers checks. They do accept AmEx…

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Cafes Notables of Buenos Aires.

Cafes Notables of Buenos Aires.

Visiting Buenos Aires is a dream come true for any coffee lover. Almost on every corner you will find a place to enjoy an espresso in one of its forms. And if you ask any porteño , he or she will tell you that they have a favorite hangout. When I lived in Baires in 2004 I once stumbled upon an informational flyer promoting Cafes Notables. It was a list of cafes designated as notable for its cultural and historical…

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