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  1. Goodbye cold, hello heat

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Goodbye cold, hello heat

    Nov112009

    One of the most memorable experiences on this trip so far has been the waft of cold air that greeted me as I walked off the plane in Bariloche. For the next six days I was living in a cold climate. That has all changed now.

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  2. My final night in Patagonia

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    My final night in Patagonia

    Nov102009

    I’ve just returned from Pura Vida, a popular restaurant here in El Calafate. I have to say, I’m feeling like a bit of a fat-te at the moment. I am stuffed.

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  3. Ice trekking: jaw-dropping stuff

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    Ice trekking: jaw-dropping stuff

    Nov102009

    Today myself and Richie went trekking on a glacier. As you’d expect, it was chilly there. But it really is unlike anything else I’ve seen before, so really glad I decided to come down to the very bottom of Argentina to see it.

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  4. The day before the ice-trek

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    Nov102009

    Last night was a quiet night. We stayed here playing pool here in Che Lagarto Hostel for the most part of the evening and then went for something to eat.

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  5. Hostelworld.com's 2nd Latin American Conference

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 2 Comments

    Nov102009

    With Hostelworld.com Editor Colm Hanratty still trekking around South America, we’re also set to host our 2nd Latin American Hostel Conference in Buenos Aires.

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  6. Hostelworld $30,000 Giveaway

    posted by Santina Doherty | 0 Comments

    Hostelworld $30,000 Giveaway

    Nov102009

    Thanks to all our customers who availed of our incredible $30,000 giveaway!  It was our most popular promotion to date and so one we hope to repeat early in 2010...

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  7. Further south into Patagonia

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Further south into Patagonia

    Nov092009

    Arrived in El Calafate today it’s about 1,800km south of Bariloche but seems to be warmer! Staying in a hostel called Che Lagarto. It’s one of the many hostels in El Calafate. It’s a great hostel. So far today we’ve played pool.

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  8. The Bariloche finale

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    The Bariloche finale

    Nov092009

    Last night we had to endure listening to a guy in a pub called Pilgrim talk absolute drivel. He was one of those guys who’s an expert on anything. He also put the word ‘yeah’ after every sentence. In a word...torture.

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  9. Driving on the 'wrong' side of the road

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Driving on the 'wrong' side of the road

    Nov082009

    I’ve never driven on the right side of the road before. Was I nervous? Yep. Confident. Not particularly. It went surprisingly well though.

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  10. Bar hopping in Bariloche

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Nov082009

    Last night myself and my friend Richie did a small bit of bar hopping here in Bariloche. We visited the following bars…

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