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Mira
Mira Hola, I am planning a trip to Argentina next year starting in Buenos Aires. I am interested in hearing from anyone who has been there or is planning on going. I am learning to speak Spanish which I've been informed is a must. I'm planning to stay for a month. Looking to go during the Argentine spring or fall. Mira
Region | Latin America Travel Forum 4 years ago
comehikewithmike
comehikewithmike Hey Mira, I'm learning French at the moment and just found a site called LiveMocha.com. Looks good. I've done a few courses. But I think the real value with be talking with locals.
4 years ago
mtlmike
mtlmike Argentina is wonderful. Went to Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, El Chalten, Puerto Madryn, Salta, and Mendoza regions. If any of that interests you, let me know and I'll give my thoughts on it concerning what I liked or didn't like. By the way, you'll love it!
4 years ago
Mira

Mira Hello to comehikewithmike and mtlmike.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

mtlmike, I am still pouring through lonely planet and other guides mainly focused on areas to stay, how to rent a place, guest houses, etc. Any advise on BA would be helpful. I would prefer a quite barrio to stay in. I am more into cafes, parks, walking, art galleries, tango, plus I am vegetarian. I'd be interested in knowing what you did not like. Did you spend any time in Palermo? I'm not sure of the other places you mentioned although the Mendoza region appeals, as well as El Calafate. Iguazu Falls is also on the list.
I've been told that it is best to go during the Argentine spring or fall and to avoid summer.

4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Mira. We just arrived in Montreal and were able to rent an apartment within three days. It was good to stay in a hostel and check out the different areas of the city before settling on a place. It turns out our first hostel was in the worst part of town, so it paid to arrive before choosing longer term accomm. Interesting wat you say about summer too, since we were planning to go then. hmmm.
4 years ago
Carla
Carla Hi all - anyone had much experience with working holiday through Europe? I am interested to backpack around Europe and work along the way (to fund travels, but experience the local culture) but not really sure how easy/hard this is. Unfortunately I am not fluent in any other languages, so I realise this rules out a number of countries, but interested to hear others experiences. I have a British passport so as far as I know that opens up the EU. Thoughts...?
Region | Eastern Europe Travel Forum 4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike It can be tough not knowing the language, but the flipside is that you learn the language very quickly. If you're interested in learning another language (highly recommended), maybe it's worth jumping in the deep end :)
4 years ago
comehikewithmike
comehikewithmike Yes, I agree. Immersion can be challenging, but a great way to learn a new language.
4 years ago
Hannah
Hannah I think if you are going to want to work in a non-English speaking country it would be best to know someone already living there so they can help you out, hopefully they have connections. If you don't know anyone you should really look into a group or club or something that can hook you up... otherwise you might get very frustrated and lonely and end up hating the place. It is hard for some people but maybe you'll be lucky :) Oh a great idea is to go to one pub or bar whatever every night and get to know the owners (hopefully English speaking) and act really sad that you don't have a job... this might guilt them into offering you one :P
4 years ago
stuarth
stuarth Eastern (EX BLOC) Is full of very well educated young folk, with great work ethics, witness this by looking at how easily Poles Czechs get work in UK over the masses of semiliterate young there but if you have a good personality and I am sure you do, then thats a big plus, hotels in Austria, near main airorts are a start. Working in a pub in Germany or france or any other country you to need to speak the language On BBC there are free lessons in German, French I encourage you, same as I encourage my sons, so far they have not made effort:)) so they are in for a shoch, Also you may try crew on superyachts, it is hard work, look for English boat, plenty of websites on that topic
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey mike. We spoke about this before, but I forgot to ask what you're packing. Will we still need our own tent? We've just sold ours, but can hire or borrow one.
Todd
Todd I've just realised this is only a week before we leave. No problem, but can you let us know if you're set for those dates. We can't do later.
4 years ago
comehikewithmike
comehikewithmike Already booked the accomm for those dates, so not changing. Would be great for you two or three to come.
4 years ago
overlander
overlander Wish i could join. will be in aust this year, but too late. I've heard about the track from my aussie friends.
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Would love to do this before we leave Australia, but it's probably cutting it a bit fine. Hope it's a great trip.
4 years ago
nightrider85

nightrider85 hii there
iam thinking to travel nortindia near tibets(china)border doing trekking and mountaineering.Moving further to leh in kashmir state along the snowy road which opens only in mid may and close in october due to climatic conditions.
My trip will be something like this
starting from delhi
going to shimla not stopping in delhi
take a bus from shimla to reckong peo
start trekking and riding bike ,enjoying beauty of himalaya .
Trekking all the way through ribba spello puh ,khab,sumdo,lara,kaza, spiti reaching manali .
it will take about 5 to 10 days
then trekking again from manali to leh via rohtang pass which will take 5 to 10 days
spending 3 or 4 days in leh and moveiam thinking in mid june about this trip back to delhi
let me know if u r intrsted

4 years ago
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