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Todd
Todd Hey Mike, off to Cuba hey? How's life in MTL? We've been putting your 'Bueno' tip to good use down here in Sth America :) How's everything otherwise?
mtlmike
mtlmike Not so bad on my end, though that crazy job didn't work out. I am #19 gone since May. Says a lot. Good to hear about South Am. Seems like your plans changed. Let me know if you need any info for south am ... Am looking forward to Cuba, should be good.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Sounds like the job was creating more stress that it was worth. Must have been something in the tap water :) Yeah, plans change every week depending on opportunities that pop up. We've been in Cusco now for 6 weeks and exploring all over Peru. Heading to Bolivia on Monday (if the strikes in Puno subside), then down to Argentina. Would love to hear about Cuba when you get back.
4 years ago
mtlmike
mtlmike Go for chocolate brownies at a place called Qosqopolis Cafe, found on Carmen Alto 202 in San Blas (which is a nice neighbourhood anyway to stroll through). Tell the dude, who is terribly nice and speaks english well that Mike from Montreal Canada sent you, though it has been two years now. I did send him a lot of people. He makes a decent brownie, south am standards.
4 years ago
mtlmike
mtlmike i'm trying to copy and paste a Montreal visit write-up for a friend here for you but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a word count max for this?? I tried putting a chunk at like 290 words and it still didn't work ....
mtlmike
mtlmike well, this part worked, but is of no help concerning Mtl :-)
5 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey mtlmike. Seems it's too many words. But leave it with me for a moment, we're trying to find a work around and/or fix. Alternatively, send me the text to todd[at]globetrooper[dot]com and I'll add it into the main Trip description. If it's very long though ,we may need to link to it or just include an excerpt. Many thanks.
5 years ago
Daniel
Daniel Toddskies to the rescue!!
4 years ago
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 5 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.
5 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!
5 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.

5 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.
5 years ago
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