Argentina What to Pack

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Argentina What to Pack

  • Cloths in general

    Buenos Aires What to Pack

    I found traveling in Argentina was much easier because the cost of having laundry done is minimal, hence you can travel much lighter than you would in other places! a good windbreaker, there is a lot of wind, especially in Patagonia. a roll of toilet paper good sunscreen filters

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  • Health and body care

    Buenos Aires What to Pack

    I always forget to bring meds with me. I have been very very sick the first two times down here and have had trouble finding the meds I want, even with a local who is fluent in both Spanish and English to help me.

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  • Toilet Paper

    Travel as light as you can. Laundry at the hotel is very cheap so you don't really need to bring as many clothes. Pack a roll of two-ply toilet paper. Usually the hotels (from smaller pensiones to a 4 star hotel in Buenos Aires) supplied very thin paper.Make sure to get good sun block if you are going to higher elevations. Good hiking boots if...

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  • For Altitude

    Good hiking boots in case you are going out for an extended walk or hike. - sun block- at altitude the sun is especially strong. Do NOT forget this- altitude sickness- you might want to consult your physician before leaving, get some medicine for altitude sickness. Use this only if you are from a place near sea level and have had difficulties...

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  • Dress for comfort.

    Dress light for really hot muggy weather. Take your own prescriptions, but there were lots of really good drugstores or pharmacies. Good walking shoes a must. Most of the roads and sidewalks are cobbled and can be tricky to walk on.

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  • Dress in layers

    Try to travel light especially if you plan to fly on a small plane. Even the penguins wear a warm jacket here. Just kidding but you may need one especially if you are out on the water. Be prepared for rain because you will probably see plenty. It seems to always be breezy here also so bring a scarf and hat. Casual dress is good here Bring plastic...

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  • Keep it Simple....

    Your bag is your life. The smaller it is the less it sticks outs and the less vulnerable you feel. The closer you can stick to it and less cumbersome it is the happier you will be. No more than two T-shirts or similar. A shirt and/or a polo shirt (at least one with long sleeves). Two pairs of trousers (pants). Bathing suit. 3-5 pairs underwear....

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  • Take everything!

    Depends upon where you go. If in the north of the country, then it can be hot and steamy; in the far south, it can be snowing and in the east, you can be blown off your feet by the wind. Best bet is lot of thin clothes that you can layer, depending upon how hot or cold it is. Take a hat that can be used as a sun hat or to keep your head warm. A...

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  • History

    Carlos Pedro VairoUshuaia ISBN: 1-879568-47-0 1998The history of the city of the End of the World, since the aborigines to the great migrations. Old photographs and testimonies.

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    Collins Illustrated hecklist.Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica ISBN: 00-02200-77-5 1998The first field guide to illustrate every species of bird found in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and Uruguay. 1140 species are illustrated in colour and appear on pages opposite the text for quick and easy reference. The...

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    E Couve and C VidalBirds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula ISBN: 9-568-0070-40 2003Comprehensive field guide to all the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula, including the Falklands and South Georgia Islands. This is a unique region on the planet including the frozen...

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  • Guidebook

    Lonely PlanetTrekking in the Patagonian Andes ISBN: 1-86450-059-X 3rd Edition november 2003

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  • History

    Charles DarwinVoyage of the Beagle ISBN: 0-1404-326-8 1989Dutch translation:De reis van de Beagle ISBN: 90-254-1177-0 1993Abridged version of Darwin's account of his famous voyage with an introduction from Janet Browne and Michael Neve. A fascinating record of Charles Darwin's activities whilst on one of the most scientifically important journeys...

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  • History

    Nick HazelwoodSavageThe Life and Times of Jemmy Button ISBN: 0-34073-911-8 2000Dutch translation:Een wilde uit vuurlandHet ware leven van Jemmy Button ISBN: 90-295-2224-0 2001Tale of the young Fuegian canoe indian brought to England and returned to his native land via the second voyage of the Beagle.

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  • overpacking

    One of the best things we found was the laundry service. It was only a couple of dollars to have a load washed and dried. Makes packing light very easy! While our apartment in BA and our hotel in Bariloche both said they had wireless internet- neither did.

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  • Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock!

    Plan on buying a extra suitcase or leave a lot of room for all the goodies you'll bring back. Remember that the seasons are reversed from the northern hemisphere. It's really hot in the summer there and rains quite a bit in the afternoons. Bring enough sunblock with a high SPF for a few applications a day. Because of the thin ozone layer down...

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  • Not So Lonely After All

    While virtualtourist is great you can't pick it up and stick it in your rucksack. Time for the lonely plant.The Argentina guide is one of the group's better offerings. It's suggestions were always accurate and pointed me in the right direction several times when my first choices of accommodation turned out to be fully booked.If you aren't...

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  • Ladies...Bring an extra Bag for all...

    There are so many great deals on leather shoes, coats and bags, wallets and belts that you will want to bring an extra bag to bring them home in! If you are a contact wearer (and even if your not!) bring eye drops and tissues! The pollution really takes it's toll! Bug spray for Iguazu Falls and the Pampas! Postcards of your hometown- people here...

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  • peanut butter nuts beware...

    PEANUT BUTTER!!!do NOT leave home without it. here in buenos aires my friend and i spent an entire day searching for peanut butter. after a train, two subte rides, and walking many blocks, we found very expensive, too runny peanut butter in an arab grocery (they had good hummus...). just bring your own.

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  • Iguazu : Good legs ! De bonnes jambes ?

    Why ? To avoid the other tourists of course !Pourquoi ? Mais, pour eviter les autres touristes, bien sur !

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  • Different climates

    Buenos Aires is very hot and humid in the summer. If you want to visit all of the country, you must bring warm clothes for the south and the mountains, as well as comfortable light clothes for the tropical north.

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  • Packing List

    Windproof jackets, warm pullovers, scarfs, gloves, sleeping bags, which stands temperatures below zero °C (even in the southern summer). Be sure to have enough proviant, when you travel Ruta 40, as the settlements in Patagonia are very scattered. Be prepared of quick weather changes, especially in the Andes mountains. Camping

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  • Packing List

    What a silly question! Just the normal things... And a rain coat for BA if you go in their autumn! Nothing special. Don't forget your SmartMedia adapter! I did once... Devil of a job to find one out there - managed it, after two hours searching BA, about twenty shops, the help of a local friend, and forking out three times the price available in...

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  • Packing List

    Large Duffle with wheels is my prefered luggage as it holds so much and is easy to store. Light cotton mix clothing, smart/casual. Comfortable shoes and sandals. Sunscreen, 3 in 1 wipes to keep you fresh, and water. They have it all. Brazilian thong bikinis if your body is up to it and a sarong if you are not sure. (Ladies)

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  • Packing List

    Backack - whatever type you're comfortable with. Wet weather clothes and cold weather clothes are needed for southern Argentina (Tierra del Fuego) all year round, but bear in mind that it gets especially cold in the winter months. I was there over Christmas/New Year and encountered snow on many occasions. Nothing special. Just take what you...

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  • Packing List

    Remember: that while we have Winter in the States Argentina is enjoying a very hot, very, very humid Summer; and, while it is Summer here it is a very cold Winter there due to the fact of the high humidity and winds; the cold seems to penetrated through everything. Just like traveling anyplace else be prepared for some rain, especially in the...

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  • Packing List

    Narrow pack is good for Cathedral as you have some maneuvering around rocks. A sombrero to keep the intense sun off your pretty face. Lip balm! Pictures early in the day, the sun is high for about 15 hours a day in the summer. Bring a tent. Not necessary for some of the walks, but makes it a nicer experience.

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  • Packing List

    Patagonia is one of the windiest places on Earth, so keep that in mind when you're packing your clothes. Even moderate temperatures can feel like it's freezing cold because of the windchill. In continental Patagonia it doesn't rain allot, but you could always be in for a surprise, as we were, when experienced a freak snowstorm in what was the...

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  • Packing List

    Take your usual luggage and put clothes for all stations. It depends on where you would like to travel. Don´t use big bags in Buenos Aires! You can be robbed. It´s better to use a little bag or a little bag on your waist. And don´t take a lot of money with you! Major credit cards are well accepted at most restaurants,holtels and places. Only take...

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  • Packing List

    DESPITE this picture: do take US Dollars, in cash and......lots because the country is awfully expensive.......

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  • Packing List

    LOTS OF DOLLARS (CASH!!!!) because even with my American Express Traveller Cheques I couldn't get money at the banks...........

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