San Juan Travel Guide

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    Hector & Manny
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San Juan Things to Do

  • Argentine Auto

    Argentina has the coolest little cars. I wish I was able to take this little one back home to the States with me...

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  • El dique de Ullum in San Juan...

    El dique de Ullum in San Juan province is a large lake thats been formed by the water that comes down from the Andes mountains. In this area they have made a summer resort with lots of water sports,restaurant and hotel. Its about a 20 minute drive from the city of San Juan...

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  • If you can try to go up to...

    If you can try to go up to the bell tower of the cathedral of San Juan. for ! peso you can get a great view of the town and the Andes.

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  • Lots of the buildings in...

    Lots of the buildings in Argentina have a very European style. This was the ceiling of a galleria shoping center in the center of town.

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  • Thats me at the lake. I'll...

    Thats me at the lake. I'll never forget that day was about 45 degrees cel or 110 faren and it was very dry. This region in Argentina is very desert like topography therefore very dry,nothing like Miami.

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  • mannymiami's Things to Do Tip

    All the streets in the city of San Juan are tree lined. All these trees have been placed in this town because this city is in the middle of an arid area in Argentina.

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San Juan Hotels

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San Juan Restaurants

  • My Favorite Little Cafe

    This is a little restaraunt that I found and everytime I go to San Juan I eat here alot. Great food and very, very inexpensive!!! If You go tell the heavy set waiteres that the Cuban from Miami sent you... This place has the best Lomo Sandwiches for 5 argentine pesos , almost nothing. A Lomo Sandwich is a Steak and Egg Sandwich with Russian...

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  • Ice cream, Gelato, Helado!!!

    This is Hectors favorite Ice cream Parlour. Its directly across the street from the Tequila Cafe.They make there own Ice cream there and other frozen treats. Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

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  • Same day I arrived in San Juan

    This picture of me looking like a mess was the same day I arrived from Miami . I was dead cause I cant sleep on a plane. Imagine Miami to Buenos Aires then to Mendoza and then a van ride north to San Juan for two hours and all I was thinking about was that Super Lomo Sandwich with Fries and a bottle of Wine. Can you kill me or what???

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  • La Rosa Restaurant

    La Rosa RestaurantVery inexpensive, great lomo sandwiches,

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  • Paraiso Parrillada

    Paraiso ParrilladaAnother inexpensive restaurant with great food and wine.

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  • Bigotes

    Bigotes This place was very inexpensive,when you order the parillada or grill you can eat all that you wanted. ribs,pork,chicken. I will never forget that when we arrived around 10PM and we where the only table there , but around 11:30Pm and 12 midnight people where coming in and the place was packed and there was even a line to be sat. Argentines...

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San Juan Nightlife

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    by mannymiami Written Sep 12, 2002

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    For me I loved going out to dinner with my friend and just strolling down the streets of the center, or even just hanging out at home in the back yard grilling a parrillada. San Juan is a very slow and lay back sleepy town so you try to make the best of it. I can defenitly say that I had great evenings with my buddy. Gracias Hector.

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San Juan Transportation

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    by mannymiami Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This is the only place where to rent an inexpensive car. Most places charge you also for the km or miles that you drive so renting a car might be more expensive then renting one in the States.

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San Juan Local Customs

  • One thing I loved about...

    One thing I loved about Argentina is that almost everyone has a big grill in there back yard. Thats my friend grilling all kinds of steak and meats. That was a great treat...

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  • Typical San Juaninian House

    This view is from the Jose Marti Street. The architect in this city is very rustic, and there is also a law where it is not allowed to build tall high rises because this is an earthquake zone. In the 1940's a massive earthquick rocked this city and all of the original buildings built by the Spanish in the 17 century were flatened because of this...

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  • Typical San Juaninian House

    This is another angle of that house made out of adobe. This house was on the same block where my friend lives on.

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San Juan Warnings and Dangers

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    by mannymiami Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Be careful of getting lost in the mountains outside of San Juan, it is very arrid almost like a desert and you can encounter wild wolves. This is my consorte at a mountain site outside of the city. As you can see it is very dry and arrid.

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San Juan What to Pack

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    by mannymiami Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Take advantage of the fine wines and licours that San Juan The Wine Country has to offer. I came back with 12 bottles of wine. I stuffed them in my socks and passed them right through US Customs,No problem at all.This Santa Ana Cabernet was only .35US cents and this bottle of Cognac from San Juan was only $3 Argentina is a bargains paradise!!!

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San Juan Off The Beaten Path

  • Valle de La Luna " The Valley of the...

    This place is a very arid dry desert national park. It almost has a moonlike feel to the atmosphere.

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  • Ullum Vally San Juan Province Argentina

    This picture was taken in June 2002 which is winter in Argentina. This is what the landscape looks like. Its a very dry area and its the ultimate topography for grape growing for the wine industry . This was on the way to the park in the Ullum Valley.

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  • Picnic and Barbque Argentine style.

    One thing I really enjoyed about the Ullum Valley is the grilling steaks out in the open the Argentine way. Argentine beef is excellent and very inexpensive. That day we drank great wine from this region and ate lots of steak.

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San Juan Favorites

  • Chile to Argentina in 35 minutes

    I will never forget my trip to Argentina on my way fron Santiago Chile. This picture was flying over the Andes I will never forget that site, it was like Heaven. There are no direct flights from Miami to Mendoza , so I had to fly to Santiago Chile and then take a connecting flight to Mendoza...

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  • Nerves , and more Nerves

    This picture I took as the plane was landing in Mendoza. Coming from Miami June 2 2002 it was COLD!!!! Temp was about 32 degrees or 0 cels

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  • Majestic Mountains and Blue Skies

    I love the drive from Mendoza north to San Juan Province cause on the left side you have the Andes mountains and you go by all these vinyards. This is all Wine country...

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