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Jun 10, 2010 - nachtbus

na 1 nacht in salto waar ook geen bal te beleven valt, klaarmaken voor nachtbus naar iguazu. ik had eerst nog een hoop te regelen op het internet omdat mijn vlucht van BA naar el calafate gewijzigd is, aangezien het internet op sommige plaatsen nog voorhistorisch is heeft dit meer dan 2 uur tijd gekost. Op de bus had ik een upgrade naar cama gevraagd maar ging niet omdat de bus al volzet was, werd dus een semi cama maar had wel een plaats op de eerste rij, en dus kan er niemand voor mij zijn zetel plat leggen , dus dat viel dan nog redelijk...

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Apr 30, 2010 - Salto, Uruguay

Hola Before heading to Salto and leaving Iguassu we crossed the border to Parguey Sab wanted us to experience a "real flea market" well what an experience that was it was so hot and people we attacking us from the time we got there with everything you can imagine, unfortunately, I got separted from the group and was lost I swear for about an hour - it was pretty scarey. I was walking in circles - everything looked the same. We did have a central meeting place just in case anyone did get lost. I went into a shop inside the flea market to...

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Apr 5, 2010 - Salta

Today is another travel day after breakfast we head off to the bus station for the local bus that takes us to Salta a 6 hour ride. Getting there in the afternoon, a small van to hotel where the guys share one room, the ladies another one, out for some dinner, a little exploring but is a small town not much happening, basically just a stop over place on the way to Fos Do Iguazu Falls.

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Nov 16, 2009 - Montevideo to Salto

Today we slept in, wandered a bit, and than headed to the bus station. Believe it or not, it did not resemble NY Port Authority at all. It's actually more like a small multi-level mall, just with extra close parking spots. They actually had a better grocery than the one by our hotel, so I was able to find nice apples etc for the ride. The 6 hour bus ride wasn't too bad. Seamus and I watched a movie called "The Contract" that I had bought off of iTunes. Turned out to be a dog even though it starred Morgan Freemen and John Cusack. At least it...

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May 3, 2009 - FR : L´Uruguay me plaît

Il est temps de quitter Buenos Aires et de retrouver nos vies de routards, nos sacs a dos, les lessives sous la douche, les dortoirs, les salles de bain communes et bien sûr les heures de bus. A peine 1h15 de ferry et le Rio de la Plata séparent Buenos Aires de l`Uruguay. Voilà un pays grâce auquel je n`aurais pas marqué de points au Trivial Poursuite. Cette ignorance me garantit donc 100% surprises. Je découvre un pays qui vit au ralenti, un contraste appréciable après le chaos de Buenos Aires. Les petites villes font la sieste de 14h à...

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Feb 16, 2009 - Salto

it's 5.30 am... I'm just trying to find a more comfortable position to sleep in (not easy on a bus...) when someone on the bus yells "Concordia!" damn it! that's our stop... so after an estimated 7 mintues of sleep for that night (due to a CRAZY argentinian bus driver, a freezing cold bus and too much latin vocabulary flash cards) I found myself standing in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night... nice! (o; so we got a cab to take us to across the border into Uruguay... and after quite a while of waiting for the people at the...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Day 11: Salto

After yet another overnight bus, we succesfully entered a new country: Uruguay. Around 5:30 this morning, we exited the bus and took taxis to the border. We filled out new immigration cards and then we were on our way to our hotel. After checking in, we slept for about 2 hours. We then made arrangements to visit a local spa and the thermal baths in the area. Jill had her first massage, while Kelly had her first pedicure. Neither were comparable to treatments of the same names in the States, but it was nice to relax. We were also able to sit...

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Apr 14, 2008 - Salto and the Spa

(MF)The night bus down to Salto was an interesting experience. Apparently the locals were noisy and the bus stopped loads of times. In true Melissa style I missed all this as I was asleep! (GG) Yep Melissa hit the jackpot during the night by being next to the window. Besides the locals knocking into me every half an hour when we stopped so they could have a cigarette, I had a chap play rubbish music for an hour on a radio behind me and the lovely Melissa taking one and a half seats up whilst sleeping. (My options were half a seat or a tired...

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Apr 10, 2008 - Salto

The bus dropped us off on the side of the road where we were met by a couple of taxis. 4 to a taxi including our luggage is a very tight fit. The taxis took us through the boarder crossing into Uraguay and on to our hotel in Salto. We were going to spend the day at the waterpark but it was closed so we spent the day by the river drinking beer (shandys for Cat). David hurt his shoulder and back throwing a vortex around. He seems to think he is still 20 like the rest of them. Sandy who is 10 years older than me also had the same problem as...

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Feb 24, 2008 - Salto

Gisterenavond in Salto aangekomen. De verbinding in Montevideo was perfekt, slechts een kwartiertje moeten wachten, juist voldoende voor een snelle hap. Salto ligt op de grens met Argentinië aan de Uruguay rivier, aan de andere kant van de rivier ligt Concordia. Salto en zijn omgeving zijn bekend omwille van de termen, warmwater bronnen en meertjes, die ontstaan zijn in de jaren 50 toen men in de streek op zoek ging naar olie en vanop 2000m diepte warm water naar boven kwam. Er zijn meertjes met een temperatuur van 39gr en van 45gr en ook...

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Dec 31, 2007 - Salto

Arrived in Salto - a pleasant low rise town. After sorting a hotel room (lovely and quiet and managed to get some laundry done too) we took a bus to a pool complex with flumes, etc for the afternoon. We were surprised by the very warm temperature of the pools (like a warm bath) - eventually the penny dropped - the complex was one of the thermal spas located in the area. We were expecting something a lot more natural with pools set in rocks. Had a great afternoon enjoying the flumes, wave pool (plenty of inflated rings to add to the fun),...

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Nov 12, 2007 - salto- Uruguay

After again a sleepless night on the coach we arrived at the Uruguay border. As coaching hardly ever cross border I always feel like an illegal immigrant trying to enter the country in a dodgy taxi. We had 4 taxis waiting for us on the brazillian border, which of course one of them broke down after 10 min. By now I am so use to it that you just have to laugh. About an hour into Uruguay we arrived in Salto. Apparently it's a SPA resort, although I've seen better ones. We have a day and a half here, which is actually enough. I think GAP uses...

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