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Volleyball Team in Buenos Aires

A May 2004 trip to Buenos Aires by Kauai Boy

Tango anyone? Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: Argentina: the land of tango, incredible steaks, and yerba mate. I've visited this incredible country five times since my first in July of 2003, all as a lone traveler... until this trip, when I decided to invite my entire non-Spanish-speaking volleyball team from Hawaii on a trip-of-a-lifetime!

Volleyball Team in Buenos Aires

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Tango anyone? Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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By my standards, this was a relatively short trip. Yet, being the first international trip I've taken with some of my closest friends, it was certainly one of the most memorable. HOW WE GOT THERE: From Lihue (LIH) to Buenos Aires (EZE), one-line service is offered by American Airlines or United Airlines. Either way, it’s a very long trip! Our choice was American Airlines due to award travel availability. We left LIH on Friday evening, flying a 6-hour red-eye to LAX w/ a 2-hour layover, a 3-hour hop to DFW w/ a 7-hour layover, and finally the 11-hour haul to EZE – arriving early Sunday morning. Quick Tips: Once you arrive at EZE, like at many foreign airports, you need to be wary ...Read More

ByT Argentina Apartments

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ByT Argentina Apartments Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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ByT Argentina is an online agent with a wide selection of furnished condominiums that at very affordable rates (by US standards, of course). ByT provided us with a 2BR, 1.5 bath condo with living room, dining room, kitchen, and breakfast area -- for just US$250 per week. HUGE, a whopping 100 square meters, this apartment is actually a 3BR, but the wall between the master bedroom and the living room was removed--I guess to give the illusion that the place is even bigger than it already is. An excellent location, this seventh floor penthouse fronts Avenida de Santa Fe, half block from the Aguero station on Subte Linea D, in the posh Recoletta/Barrio Norte neighborhood. Walking distance...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 4, 2004

ByT Argentina Apartments
Paraguay 1571
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 (11) 4876-5000

Toronto

Restaurant

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One of many "tenedor libre" or "all-you-can-eat" restaurants that are popular among locals. Perfect for group dining with samples of Argentinian fare along with representative dishes from all over the world. For some reason, the standard buffet line in Buenos Aires is made up of a variety of Oriental dishes. There's even a sushi bar. However, there IS a grill from which you can order from a wide selection of meats. At only AR$10 for lunch and AR$14 for dinner, this is the ultimate "bang for your buck" dining experience. HOWEVER -- be careful! Prices at ALL tenedor libre restaurants DO NOT include drinks. Not even water. All drinks--water, soda, and beer--typically go for AR$3 eac...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2004

Toronto
Avenida Rivadavia y Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Megatlon Athletic Clubs

Attraction | "Jugamos a voley!"

Megatlon Athletic Clubs Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ok--we're a volleyball team, so it's only natural that we would seek out and challenge anyone willing to play us! The Megatlon clubs in Congreso, Caballito, and Floresta (all boys club) were more than willing to set up "juegos amistosos"--literally "friendship games". After the match, we'd hand out boxes of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts from Hawaii, and we've made friends for life! Of course you don't HAVE to be a volleyball player (or any kind of player, for that matter) to check out these clubs. If you need to keep up your excercise regimen while away from home, all these clubs have one-time, weekly, or monthly membership rates that are quite reasonable. All of the clubs are well-equip...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 3, 2004

Megatlon Athletic Clubs
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 4854-0595

Goa's Free-Drink Saturdays

Attraction | "Goa's Free-Drink Saturdays!!!"

Goa's Free-Drink Saturdays Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Nightlife in Buenos Aires is VERY different from most US cities--discos like Goa don't start heating up until after 2:30am, with non-stop dancing lasting 'til the sun rises. Goa is especially attractive to the budget-minded college crowd--AR$12 to get in with free unlimited drinks Saturday nights (actually Sunday mornings) between 3am and 6am. Music is mostly high-energy dance, with various other local genres (Cumbia, Brasilero) as well as pop and electronica thrown into the mix. One word of warning to those hard-core conservatives: most young Argentines are pretty open-minded, and Goa certainly reflects this liberalism. Aside from the free drinks, part of Goa's draw are the strip shows......Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2004

Goa's Free-Drink Saturdays
Congreso
Buenos Aires, Argentina 7421 040

La Recoleta Cemetery

Attraction | "Cemetario de Recoletta"

La Recoleta Cemetery Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Smack in the middle of the luxurious Recoletta neighborhood (officially part of Barrio Norte), the Recoletta National Cemetary along with La Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar (church) was built in 1822 by the Recoleto monks, serving as the final resting place of many of Argentina's most famous personalities--most famous of all being Evita Duarte Peron. But don't just stop there! Fact is, Evita's tomb falls short of being impressive when compared to others. Strolling through the maze of mausoleums, one marvels at the extravagant architecture and the incredible effort put into housing the deceased. Entry into the cemetary is free and, as I had visited here before, we walked right in without a guide...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2004

La Recoleta Cemetery
Junín 1790 Recoleta District
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116
+54 (11) 4804 7040

Argentina National Military Museum Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We just stumbled into this place to relax after a long walking tour through Microcentro, ending at Plaza de General San Martin. Large collections of military/arms paraphernalia that were somewhat, but not very, impressive. Heck, for AR$3, what did we expect? It took us about half an hour to comb through the entire museum.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 5, 2004

Argentina National Military Museum
Pellegrini and Padre Elizalde
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(54) (011) 4653-1818