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Montecarlo Things to Do

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    by Rebecca_jp Written Sep 10, 2002

    I like big labyrinths made by plants, so when someone told me here you have the biggest labyrinth in south America, I decided to try it, it took us (I went with a friend of mine) one hour to get out of that place. The thing is you can know when the end is near because you will find a 'yerba mate' plant, but don't do like me, I was looking for a little tiny plant and guess what, it was a big huge tree. You can also have fun looking at your friends trying to get out of there.

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Montecarlo Nightlife

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    by Rebecca_jp Written Sep 10, 2002

    Well, there is not much to do in Montecarlo at night. If you like dancing you should go to El Dorado city, it's near and bigger.
    Here you can enjoy a beer while talking with friends or play pool if you like it. Sometimes is nice just to take a walk.

    Dress Code: No dress code at all, whatever you want to wear is fine, nobody cares

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Montecarlo Transportation

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    by Rebecca_jp Updated Sep 10, 2002

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    You can take a bus from Buenos Aires but you should know it will take one day. Other option is to take a plane to Posadas or Puerto Iguazu, then you can take a bus to Montecarlo, it's about the same distance from both cities, 3 or 4 hours by bus.
    Montecarlo is a small town so you can visit all by foot. To reach some places in the mount you should get a car.

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Montecarlo Local Customs

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    by Rebecca_jp Written Sep 10, 2002

    Here you drink cold mate tea, it is called 'terere' and is very refreshing in summer days. Mate is a drink for sharing with friends, you serve the drink in a pot and drink it with a straw, everybody drinks from the same straw, it's a custom in this country to drink 'mate' hot or cold.
    With terere you will eat 'chipa' which is a little ball made of mandioca flour, grease and cheese.

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Montecarlo Favorites

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    by Rebecca_jp Written Sep 10, 2002

    Favorite thing: Montecarlo is a small town but is near many interesting places. It is located close to El Dorado city in Provincia de Misiones, northern Argentina.
    Being there, you can reach eather Posadas city or Puerto Iguazu city. The first one is famous for its triple frontier (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay), the second one for its Iguazu National Park. Between Montecarlo and Posadas you will find San Ignacio ruins, it was one of the first spanish settlements in the country and where they tried to teach the catholicism to the guarani indians.
    All along of the Parana river you will find many little falls and nice places to spend the day.
    Montecarlo is also the national capital of orchid, you will find many places to see them.

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