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    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

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    Tierra del Fuego National Park

    Created by the Argentine government in the year 1960 to protect the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the country's only park with an ocean shoreline.
    With an area of 63,000 hectares, this National Park is situated in the southwestern area of Tierra del Fuego, along the international border with Chile to the West and the Beagle Channel to the South.
    It boasts a typical glacial landscape, with a mountainous area and deep valleys washed by rivers and lakes, and mountains ranging from the North West to the South East.
    On the coastal area, Lapataia and Ensenada bays intercalate cliffs and small beaches which offer the ideal environment for the coastal bird fauna.
    Lenga and coihue forests cover the most humid regions and the coast of the Beagle Channel.

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    Ushuaia (Beagle Channel)

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    Beagle Channel

    Sailing the Beagle Channel can be the experience of a lifetime, particularly in autumn because this is the time when the southernmost city in the world and its surroundings offer a breathtaking view from the boat, wrapped in forests that have not lost their leaves yet.
    There are various circuits with destinations such as the sea-lion colony at Isla de los Lobos and Isla de Pajaros with its extensive cormorant colonies.

    Tern-colonies Cormorant-colonies Sea-lion Faro
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    Ushuaia

    by worldtraveler55 Written Dec 29, 2005

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    Ushuaia

    Set between the Beagle Channel and jagged glacial peaks rising from sea level to nearly 1.500 m., Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, boasts a dramatic location that few places can match.
    As the most important gateway to Antarctica, port for cruising yachts and coveted destination for belt-notching travelers, Ushuaia caters well to the growing numbers of tourists, offering myriad activities in and around town, and enjoys a national park for neighbor.

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    El Calafate (Icebergs)

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    Icebergs

    Spread over the Lago Argentina you can find Icebergs.

    What makes them blue ?
    Areas of a glacier that are not compacted have air bubbles into which the long wavelengths of white light are absorbed; thus we see simply white.
    In the areas where the ice becomes more compact, due to the weight on the top pushing ice particles together, blue light (short wavelengths) is still transmitted.
    The more compact the ice, the longer the path the light has to travel and the bluer the ice appears.
    Where the glacier melts and calves into lakes, it dumps with it glacial flour comprised of the ground-up rock, given the water a milky, grayish color.
    This same sediment remains unsettled in some lakes and diffracts the sun's light, creating the stunning turquoise, pale-mint and azure colors that spckle these otherworld glacial regons.

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    El Calafate (Bahia Onelli)

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    Bahia Onelli

    The Onelli, (45 sq. km/ 18 sq miles) Boliado (16 sq km/ 6 sq m) and Agassiz (31 sq. km/12 sq m) Glaciers are surrounded by the typical patagonic forest of the Andes.
    They flow into the Onelli lake and fill it with countless Icebergs that highlight the dazzling of the scenery.

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    El Calafate (Los Glaciares)

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    Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

    Situated in the southwestern tip of the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, and covering an area of over 600.000 hectares, this National Park stretches from the wind-swept steppe in the east to the Andes Mountains in the west, which mark the natural boundary between Argentina and Chile.
    Stretching over 350 km from north to south along the Andes Cordillera, it includes a National Reserve of approximately 180,000 hectares.
    Its 47 glaciers are the main attraction in the park, namely Marconi, Viedma, Moyano, Upsala, Agassiz, Bolado, Onelli, Peineta, Spegazzini, Mayo, Ameghino, Moreno and Frías, all of them belonging to the Atlantic basin.
    There are also 200 minor glaciers, independent of this ice field.
    Although apparently immobile, these glaciers are constantly moving which causes the ice on the front edge to break into big chunks which fall into the water and float away as icebergs.

    Glaciar Perito Moreno Glaciar Spegazzini Glaciar Upsala Bahia Onelli
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    El Calafate (Perito Moreno Walking)

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    Walking on the Glaciar Perito Moreno

    Just as sailing near the glacier offers a unique visual perspective, walking on the glacier is an unforgettable experience.
    The journey starts when you're taken toward the Bajo de la Sombra pier, where you embark on a vessel which takes you across the Rico arm of Lake Argentino. After a twenty-minute trip, you disembark at the foot of Mt Moreno.
    Once on the ground, travelers make incursions into the Magellanic forests during half an hour always in the company of a specialized guide.
    Next, crampons are given out in order to walk on the surface of the glacier.
    This takes one hour and a half and it is highly attractive due to the direct contact with the glacial ice.
    Here you may see many crevasses, drains and superficial watercourses, as well as small inner blue lagoons.
    As weather can change fast, it is suggested to wear sports footwear (trekking shoes if possible), thick socks, long pants, a jacket, an anorak, a sweatshirt, a sweater, sunglasses, sun-block cream, gloves and a cap.

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    El Calafate (Perito Moreno)

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    Glaciar Perito Moreno

    The well-known Perito Moreno Glacier, owes its popularity to the continuous movement of its ice mass, resulting from a cyclical forward and backward pattern.
    Thus, pieces break off its front which is 5 km wide and 60 m above the lake level.
    This surprising and curious passage brings about the accumulation, fracture and breaking-off of massive blocks of ice. With thunderous noises, these blocks break off and float away as icebergs along the Témpanos Channel (Iceberg Canal).
    From a series of catwalks and vantage points on the Peninsula de Magallanes visitors can see, hear and photograph the glacier safetly as these enourmous chunks crash into the water.

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    Parque National Iguazu (Flora & Fauna)

    by worldtraveler55 Written Dec 27, 2005

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    Parque National Iguazu (Flora & Fauna)

    The large variety of species is one of the reasons that the flora and the fauna are, almost as much as the waterfalls, some of the main attractions of the Park.
    Along the journey you will be amazed watching the many, brightly-coloured birds, mammals, flowers and lush forest vegetation.
    On the catwalks, you can frequently see groups of coatis who have become very accustomed to humans.
    Please do not feed them however as it is very unhealthy both mentally and physically for them. The great tucan is always popular, it?s one of five different species inside the park.
    On the trails you can see a huge variety of butterflies, a common species has exquisite yellow colouring mixed with red and black.
    You can see them almost anywhere you can find a puddle, as they absorb the dissolved salt in the water.
    Towards noon on the sunny parts of the trails you should be able to watch Trodipurus lizards, which nimbly climb tree trunks and stones to the catwalks and stairs.

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    Parque Nacional Iquazu

    by worldtraveler55 Updated Dec 27, 2005

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    Parque Nacional Iquazu

    Iguazu National Park was created in 1934 by the 12.103 law,and covers an area of approximately 67.620 hectares.
    It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 owing to its beatifull landscapes and large biodiversity of the subtropical forest.
    This natural sanctuary is located in the far NE of the Republic of Argentina. With large amounts of precipitation, warm temperatures (15C on average in winter and 30C in summer) and the thick vegetation acting as a windscreen, it experiences extremely high levels of humidity.
    The Iguazu river flows for approximately 1320km until its outlet in the Parana.
    Its width generally varies between 500 and 1000m however within the park it broadens to 1.500 meters and it twists to the south, then back to the north, forming a huge U which contains the outlet.
    A sudden drop in altitude here is the reason for the impressive water falls which form the main attraction of the park.
    In this large curved path, the rocky landscape fragments the river into a multitude of channels, each of these in turn become its own waterfall.
    This long fragmenting effect results in the fan of falls which gives the park its name.

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    Buenos Aires (Puerto Madero)

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    Buenos Aires (Puerto Madero)

    The newest and least conventional barrios is Puerto Madero. It's a wonderful place to stroll, boasting cobbled stone paths and a long line of attractive brick warehouses that have been converted into titzy new lofts, business offices and upscale restaurants.
    In the Darsena the Fregata Sarmiento, wich sailed arround the world 40 times between1899 and 1938. On board are records of its voyages and plenty of nautic items.

    Fregata Sarmiento Fregata Sarmiento Opera Bay

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    Buenos Aires (Microcenter)

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    Buenos Aires (Microcenter)

    Buenos Aires is a huge city, but most places of interest to travelers are concentrated in just a few easily accessible neighborhoods.
    At the heart of the city is Microcenter, the downtown business center.
    here you'll see endless cowds of buisness suits and power skirts speaking into cell phones as they hasten about the narrow streets in the shadows of skycrapers and old European buildings.
    Here is also Plaza de Mayo, often filled with people resting on benches or taking photos of historic buildings.

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    Buenos Aires

    by pepples46 Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    the argentine Capital, of course you have to see BsAs. would be a shame missing out on one of the world finest Cities. the Athmosphere in BsAs is special, the cradle of Tango belongs to daily life like food and drink. a yes the food, for meateaters..heaven, assado.
    visit Recoleta Cementery, where the mother of the nation found her last rest..Evita Peron.
    go to a football game, played with passion and exuberance, colourful and fast..Independente or Boca Juniors are great teams.
    or visit the many museums on a rainy day perhaps...yes the climate has four seasons, winters can be chilly.
    buy a map and be enchanted when discovering this beautiful City and its architecture for yourself or mingle with the locals at the many plazas

    argentines architecture.. world famous Palermo
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    Cataratas del Iguazu

    by pepples46 Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    Cataratas del Iguazu..in Brasil..Foz de Iguacu. I might be bias, living and working for so long in Brasil, I found the brasilien site more attractive and accessible then the argentine site...., the National Park around the Falls a very scenic and full of Flora and Fauna.
    the amazing natural beauty of the Falls are the roaring 275 Cataracts, of around 85m of height, an imposing natural wonder....which gives the best performans around April to June, a short span of the rainy season
    and it used to be easy walking across the Borders of the three Counties. Brasil-Argentina and Paraguay

    Cataratas del Iguazu
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    Football tickets

    by Porteno Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Lots of people seem to ask about gettting tickets for futbol matches in Buenos Aires. This is probably the easiest method. This company provides escorted groups to the games, so you have tickets and transportation.
    http://www.gofootball.com.ar/

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