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Patagonia

Travels without a Donkey: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Many place names in this part of the world help to tell the history, especially that of early interactions between the European world with the area´s indigenous. Patagonia, for example, basically means ´the land of people with big feet. ´ European explorers had seen very large human footprints on the shores of Patagonia, and in […]

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Maradona

Travels without a Donkey: Argentina (2)

I HAD thought the World Cup, and particularly Maradona, may have been a touchy subject here, after the national team (in my opinion with a group of players that was only rivaled in quality by Spain) was knocked out by a 4 – 0 thrashing by Germany. I knew that Maradona almost had the status of […]

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Never Again

Travels without a Donkey: Argentina (1)

AFTER waiting four hours for a bus, then realizing, too late, we should have only waited for three, we discovered Argentina is an hour ahead of Bolivia. Crossing the border from Bolivia into Argentina was like crossing from the third world to the first, instantly. Waiting near the customs office were taxis, Fiats and Peugeots, […]

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