Argentina

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Incredible Delta Availability on Aerolíneas Argentinas New York-Buenos Aires New Nonstop – Starts 12/15 and Parties through 2014!

Christmas in Argentina courtesy of a Delta low award? No, I am not hallucinating. I saw a news item that new SkyTeam member Aerolíneas Argentinas launches daily nonstop Buenos Aires to New York service on December 15. The flight is daily: AR 1300, Buenos Aires (EZE) – New York (JFK) 23:59 – 09:04 (1) AR…

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Argentina’s reciprocity fee online prepayment now required

Argentina’s reciprocity fee, currently US$160 for US citizens for 10 years, US$75 for Canadian citizens per visit, and $US100 for Australian nationals for 1 year, must now be prepaid prior to travel. The Argentine Embassy in Washington issued a notice that links to the payment website. Delta issued a press release on Dec 28, the…

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Iguazú Falls in 1 day (part 1): Argentina and Brazil logistics

Argentina has the most extensive and varied trails included with Iguazú Falls park entrance and if only seeing one side, Argentina is the way to go. Completists wanting to also see it from Brazil have a logistics challenge unless multiple days are available. My original plan was to be based in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, the…

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Sleeping pill, ear plugs and eye mask defeat turbulence, children and lots of vomit

In a small pouch that  The Rapid Traveler carries on every flight, there are three items: Sleeping pill, OTC generic, half a pill for flights 6-10 hours, full pill for 10+. Eye mask with raised eye areas, the are several brands, currently using Mack’s Dreamweaver Sleep Mask because a two-pack is a steal on Amazon…

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Double -guay and Iguazu – the plan

“How are you today, sir?” “Darn happy to be skipping town.” Friday: JFK, Lan check-in terminal 8, lounges at terminal 4 (The Lounge, weak, with Diners Club, The Oasis, excellent, with Delta Sky Club), fly to Santiago, Chile. Saturday: Connect on Pluna to Montevideo, Uruguay. Overland to Sierras de Mahoma, stay overnight. Maybe squeeze in…

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Daytrip from Buenos Aires: San Antonio de Areco’s ranches and chocolates

The Rapid Traveler is an obsessive planner so it was an odd day last week when Mrs. Rapid Traveler’s day trip to San Antonio de Areco rolled around. She and her colleague had planned it all, and The Rapid Traveler was under strict instructions to cooperate and not interfere. San Antonio de Areco is a…

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Hermes rivals Hyatt’s white ginger for toxicity

Mrs. Rapid Traveler gets to sample the creme of luxury hotels in her business travel and occasionally The Rapid Traveler is allowed to join as long as he behaves. He is generally indifferent to hotels and their amenities, but Hyatt’s departing white ginger line from Portico is to him particularly loathsome. Rubbing ginger on sunburn…

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“Don’t go to Argentinian restaurants when you are already hungry,” and the triple leche-burger

“Don’t go to Argentinian restaurants when you are already hungry, because when the food finally arrives you will be starving,” pronounced Mrs. Rapid Traveler after another hour-plus wait for food. Her prime travel pleasure is food, and Argentina immediately became one of her favorites.  She joked at the relief of seeing women tucking into overflowing…

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Flying Pluna, a non-review: it was fine

Pluna is a (relatively) low-cost airline based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Yesterday’s post described its uses to fill in southern South America trips in a region of large distances and sky-high airfares. But what is it like to fly? It’s just fine. Check-in at Santiago (SCL) took ages. It was difficult to suss out the reasons…

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