While there is a very large number of companies offering paragliding in Argentina, only a few offer hang gliding and the information for these are very difficult to find online. While in Argentina, I have found the information about a hang gliding pilot offering hang gliding in tandem.
I reserved with him and met him when he picked me up at the bus station. We discussed the flying conditions in details. This pilot, Carlos "Paco" Castro from Tucuman, has a lot of experience and allows a great deal of importance to safety. He has the licences delivered by the national and international organizations that are related to hang gliding, which also means that he has all the required insurances (always make sure you pilot has the required licences). He designs and sells his own harnesses. They include a parachute. He provides the harness and the helmet for the passengers and test the strenght of the harnesses before each flight. He spent some time explaining what we could or could not do as well as making sure I was conscious of the risks that really exist.
My flight did not start well because of a mistake I made but the pilot reacted fast and accurately so we finally took off and had a very pleasant flight. From my experience, I think flying with this pilot is probably as safe as hang gliding can get.
Here is the contact info: Carlos "Paco" Castro, Tucuman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to see a Boca Juniors game
Boca Juniors are one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. They have won the Copa Libertadores six times and been World Club Champions three times. Their notable players have included Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Maradona, Juan Román Riquelme, Martin Palermo and Carlos Tévez. Maradona has his own seat at the stadium and can be seen at all of their big games.
The home of Boca Juniors is officially called the Alberto J. Armando Stadium, but everybody knows it as La Bombonera. It's in the La Boca barrio of Buenos Aires and has a capacity of around 60,000. Nearly all tickets are taken by socios (season ticket holders) so if you want to go to a game it is best to go with an agency, such as Go Football (see Other Contact below). They advertise at all the hotels and hostels in the city. You will have to pay more than the face value of the ticket, but they will transport you to and from the stadium in a minibus and an English-speaking guide will go inside with you. I paid A$200 for my ticket and transfer and it was definitely worth it.
Boca fans, nicknamed Xeneises (the Genoese), are said to be the most passionate in the world and the atmosphere at games is incredible, with bands playing, spectacular tickertape welcomes, fireworks, flares and non-stop singing. If you are lucky enough to be in Buenos Aires for a Superclásico - the big local derby game with River Plate - then you will see the most intense atmosphere in the whole world of sport.Related to:
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Local game of Paddle
Several times, I was invited to play the ever popular game in Argentina, Paddle. It is a cross between racquetball and tennis. You hit a tennis ball with an over-sized paddle, similar to a ping pong paddle, there is a lined court and net like tennis, but walls like racquetball. Service is cross-court like tennis. Your cross-net hit must land in the playing field, but your subsequent return can be played off of your own walls like racquetball.
Invite a friend/local to play, or ask them if there is a place nearby. It is a good, cheap way to break a sweat and to socialize with your friends!
The game is becoming less common due to city growth and cost of the facilities. But it is nonetheless a popular past time. If you are in the outer suburbs or smaller towns, facilities will be easier to find than in Bs.As. for example.
Equipment: tennis shoes, tennis balls, and "Paddle"
Football(soccer) in Buenos Aires
Games are played either Saturday or Sunday depending on the team and their schedule. The best stadium for the atmosphere in my opinion is the Boca Juniors stadium, which is affectionately called "La Bombonera". Second would be Racing's stadium and third River Plate's stadium.
If you have never been to a game in Argentina, I would highly suggest using a tour service such at Gofootball(www.gofootball.com.ar). I've used them on 3 different occasions and have been very satisfied. Cost is between $100 Pesos - $120 Pesos. A few of the big rivalry games are more like the Boca vs. River game. Tagol is another service that some other VT-ers have used.
Polo.....little Ball hit with a longhandled Stick from a Horseback...Argentina is the current Worldcup Holder.....and has its origin in the Gaucho tradition, as well as Pato.
these days it's more a Game played by the Upperclass, the Horses are expensive and the travels cost a bob or two.
I have seen one game..I felt for the Horses!!
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have a look at Local-Custom tip ^..^....Basketball on Horseback!!
but of course the National Passion..Religon you could call it too. ...Football. Argentina has been the Worldchampion two times,Related to:
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Si vous aimez le rafting
Si vous aimez le rafting, rien de tel que les chutes d iguazu, au nord de la region de misiones
petio debit de pres de 50 000m3 a la seconde
chutes diaboliques dans la foret tropicale
un avent gout de l aventure amazoniene
..... avez vous vu le film MISSIONS ?......
si te gusta el rafting, nada mejor que iguazu faltz, en el norte de Misiones argentina
50 000m3 per seconda
en el bosque tropical.... muy bien juste antes de comencer la aventura amazonas
......viste la peli MISIONES?..........
Equipment: Une bonne bouee.... je croi que ca s impose.... pas de maillot de bain, il n existe plus en bas lol
Una buena cosa para flotear.... pienso que nesesitas....no calson de bano, no exista abajo...
When I say "football", I mean "soccer"; this sport is a national passion (although Argentinians stand out in several sports). And who is the maximum football idol? Diego Armando Maradona, also known as "la mano de Dios" (God's hand). This controversial but genial player was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1960; he played in his country and in Europe (he is a hero in Naples!), and he was World Champion with the Argentinian team.
There are many teams at first division; the most famous are from Buenos Aires: River Plate and Boca Juniors; both teams have impressive stadiums in Buenos Aires, but there are some other important teams and stadium all over the country.
El fútbol es una pasión nacional (aunque los argentinos destacan en varios deportes). ¿Quién es el máximo ídolo del fútbol? Diego Armando Maradona, también conocido como "la mano de Dios". Este polémico pero genial jugador nació en Buenos Aires (Argentina) en 1960; jugó en su país y en Euroapa (es un héroe en Nápoles!) y fue Campeón Mundial con la Selección Argentina.
Hay muchos equipos en primera división; los más famosos son de Buenos Aires: River Plate y Boca Juniors; ambos equipos tienen unos imponentes estadios en Buenos Aires, pero hay algunos otros equipos y estadios importantes a lo largo de todo el país.
Football....on a table
As I am an avid table foosball fan, I could not resist but take a picture of this lovely metal table foosball.
It was in one of the gaming arcades that I wandered into. I've never seen such a table as the tables I'm used to playing is a Tornado T2000 table which are made out of a lot of wood.
Well I did try to play alone.... lol. It was no fun to play alone. So, this goes into my collection of strange foosball tables.
Bring loose change and a bottle of hand ointment. ☺
Ushuaia is becoming a winter sport area known for its downhill and cross-country skiing. A major annual ski event is held here.Related to:
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For youth soccer players, they may improve their skills enjoying the best Argentina soccer, this is the ultimate experience!
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