Archive for Category: "Adventure"

3Jan
2014

Backpacking Across South America? Here’s Your 3-Week Itinerary

Three friends are planning separate trips to South America in 2014 (one is World Cup-related!) and asked me for suggested itineraries after my six months on the continent in 2008. To help them out, I list some suggested sights, a list of bus times as I know them (really hard to find!), and a few other tips and tricks for spending a month in South America.

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13Sep
2013

On the Bus: Dubrovnik to Kotor

Because we’d heard Montenegro was a not-to-miss destination, we hopped on the bus from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro to begin the next leg of our adventure. We had set up a rental car, but after talking to our hostel in Dubrovnik (Villa Divine) we decided to forego the EUR$1600 rental car pick up and instead take the 10:30am bus to Kotor, where we could rent a car there for EUR$40 per day to later drive to Budva. (Taking a […]

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29Jun
2012

Moving to Argentina: What You Need to Know About the Visa

Aside from a favorable exchange rate, Buenos Aires is attractive to many people looking to move or live abroad for some time because of its relatively lenient visa policy. As a disclaimer, I must state I am in no way schooled in the legalities of immigration or visa policy. This blog post, if anything, should serve as a source for general background information about navigating or better understanding how the visa process works in Argentina, specifically for those from the […]

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13Jun
2012

So, You’re Thinking About Moving to Buenos Aires?

After fielding a number of inquires of late from people in the U.S. considering a move down to Buenos Aires, I’ve decided it might be helpful to put together a series of what-to-expect posts on a variety of subjects of interest to the potential Buenos Aires transplant. As of now, I have the following subjects in mind, each of which I’ll expound upon in an individual post and will eventually be linked to in this launch post. Visa Housing Work/Jobs […]

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26Apr
2012

Shot of the Week

Another from the very extensive penguin library.

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5Mar
2012

A Penguin Live Stream to Make Your Day

In case you haven’t noticed, TKGO has a slight penguin obsession. Which is why we have been playing this live stream throughout the work day (with the sound on and headphones in for the full effect, of course).

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6May
2011

Visiting El Chaltén, Argentina

A three-hour bus ride from El Calafate is the teeny hikers’ and climbers’ town of El Chaltén. While very (very very) small, the town of El Chaltén with the jagged Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains rising up behind is an iconic image of Argentine Patagonia. Getting there The most common way to arrive in town is to take three-hour bus ride from El Calafate. Some people choose to stay overnight, but if you are a more casual hiker—file […]

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2Mar
2011

The Bolivian Army

Training recruits, that is. Bolivian army recruits ran through the streets just after sunrise in the border town of Villazón, just steps from Argentina. Everyone pauses to greet them as they jog past. We walked across the border to Villazón before jumping on the train to Uyuni to explore the famous salar, or salt flat. –Tara for TKGO

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2Feb
2011

Visiting an Estancia Outside Buenos Aires

Even if only for a day, a popular getaway for porteños (Buenos Aires natives) and visitors to the city is to an estancia outside Buenos Aires. Argentine estancias are located in the countryside, which is a term used loosely to describe anything outside the — or any — city. The properties are essentially really classy dude ranches that channel the gaucho lifestyle. Though all vary, most offer horseback riding, bike riding, outdoor activities and entertainment and have a restaurant on […]

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