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Mine Boutique Hotel - Wonderful
hotel in Palermo SoHo!
1551 Palermo - Just a bit outside of
Palermo SoHo, this place was
loft-like with excellent service.
Hotel Canal Beagle - Our hotel in
Ushuaia across from the port.
Hotel Cesar - Where I stayed for my
final days in Ushuaia.
Argentino Hotel - Wonderful hotel,
great price and great location in
Penthouse 1004 - Great hostel with
private rooms with amazing views
Las Rejas Hostel - Perfect location in
Salta, great price ($13 for my own
room and bathroom) and great
Damajuana Hostel - I didn't stay
here in Mendoza but it was a
beautiful hostel in a good location.
Sheraton - Iguazu Falls - 'What a
view!!!' is all I can say...
BoBo - Buenos Aires - This was
Clarke's (much appreciated) gift to
me. How can a person not love this
La Otra Orilla - A cute B&B just
outside of Palermo SoHo in Buenos
Aqua Vita Medical Spa - Can't beat
the treatments and atmosphere in
BsAs...and for an excellent price!
Bodegas Baudron - One of the
wineries where I took a tour.
Finca Vina Maria - A great little
place I found while walking around.
I bought some Malbec balsamic
Thermas Cacheuta - For an
oh-so-relaxing time at thermal
baths smack-dab in the Andes.
Capricho - A wonderful bakery/cafe
in Salta. Beautiful atmosphere with
Allure - A great restaurant I went
to in Mendoza.
Vines of Mendoza - One of the
greatest 'tasting rooms' I have been
Don Molina - excellent parilla in
Restaurants (and a few other
things) in Buenos Aires that I
more than enjoyed:
Ummo - in Palermo Viejo
Olsen - in Palermo Hollywood
Bar 6 - in Palermo Viejo
Ravello - in Palermo Hollywood
La Cupertina - in Palermo Viejo
Social Paraiso - in Palermo Viejo
Bar Uriarte - in Palermo Viejo
Sucre - in a neighborhood I forget
Tikal Chocolates - in Palermo Viejo
Freddo, Persicco, Volta, Froilan -
artisan ice cream places in Palermo
La Esquina de las Flores - great
place in Palermo SoHo for
Juana M - restaurant in Recoleta
Mott - in Palermo Viejo
La Cabrera - in Palermo Viejo
Divina Patagonia - in Palermo
Cluny - in Palermo Viejo
Omm - in Palermo Hollywood
Acabar - in Palermo Hollywood
Pampa Picante - in Palermo Viejo
Park Hyatt - We had afternoon tea
there. In a palace in Recoleta yet
High tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel.
Havanna - One of the main places
in Argentina to stock up on
alfajores (this is like the Starbuck's
of alfajores shops).
Vasalissa - An absolutely beautiful
chocolate shop in the Recoleta area
of Buenos Aires.
Bettina Rizzi - Place for
custom-made leather jackets in
Other shops: Ciara, Tienda Tres,
Tribu Urbana, Lares, Doma, Qara,
Nik Nok, etc.
Chocolate shops in Bariloche:
Mamuschka, Rapa Nui, Fenoglio
and a few small ones in Villa La
La Finca - A boutique wine shop
Andesmar - Excellent buses and
service within Argentina!
Via Bariloche - Excellent 'executive
cama' bus service to/from
Bariloche and Buenos Aires.
BuqueBus - Ferry company to
My Argentinean Experience...
Highs: Perito Moreno Glacier; abundance of chocolate in the Patagonia region; Malbec wines; how
inexpensive the country is; Thermas Cacheuta; drinking wine at the Vines of Mendoza; Salta; eating,
drinking and shopping in Buenos Aires.
Lows: Stray dogs.
Best Moment: Really hard to say. Iguazu Falls was incredible. So was the Perito Moreno glacier.
But does it really get better than shopping your you-know-what off for the first time in over a year???
Craziest Moment: Playing 'Bus Bingo' on my way to Salta. Not only that...being the winner of Bus
Bingo! I came away with a bottle of vino tinto.
Smells: Whiffs of chocolate upon entering shops and cafes in Patagonia; wines in Mendoza.
Sounds: The sounds of thunder and gunshots as you watch the Perito Moreno Glacier break apart;
dogs yapping away in the parks and on the sides of streets.
Sights: The town of Ushuaia; El Calafate; Perito Moreno Glacier (160 Argentinian Pesos for full day
trip inc. park entrance); Mendoza; Maipu (and some wineries); Iguazu Falls ($10 US); Eva Peron's
grave site in Recoleta in Buenos Aires; David LaChapelle exhibit at the Malba museum (entrance is a
donation); dog-walkers with about 15 different dogs in tow; the Evita Museum (10 pesos); a Boca
Juniors 'football' game (200 pesos); horses races at the Hippodrome; Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.
Tastes: Dulce de leche; alfajores; queso crema (spreadable - kind of gooey- cheese that is much tastier
than it looks); 'bife de lomo' cooked 'medio crudo'; empanadas (even a pumpkin and cheese option!); ice
cream (in Buenos Aires at places like Freddo and Volta); provoleta (an amazing baked cheese
appetizer); goat cheese ravioli with fig sauce; dulce de leche creme brulee; pumpkin and chicken ravioli;
the best smoked salmon sandwich of my life.
Purchases: A penguin made out of local stones; chocolate; wine; thermal underwear; a blazer; small
purse; pair of shoes; balsamic vinegar. In Buenos Aires: seven shirts, five purses, two jackets, a
leather jacket; five dresses; a shawl; some earrings, necklace and a ring; strappy shoes; a visor.
Street Food: Empanadas; sweets like alfajores, 'mate'.
Fun Food Finds: Paso del los Toros Light soda (pomelo flavoured - sooo good!); oreos with dulce de
leche filling; calafate flavoring; McDonald's having empanadas and wine on their menu (and dulce de
Western Companies Out Here: McDonald's; Burger King; Curves; Tiffany; Blockbuster.
Other General Info...
Visa needed? Not for Americans.
Type of currency? Argentinian Peso. $1 US is equivalent to about 3 pesos.
Things Argentina Is Known For: Tango; dulce de leche; wines (especially Malbec); Andes;
Costs: $530 + However much Buenos Aires is going to cost me
February 1-3, 14-16, March 9-15 and April 27 -
May 15, 2007
The amazing Perito Moreno glacier.
In Caminito in Buenos Aires.
Vineyards outside of Mendoza.