We didn't have long in Argentina, so waiting for our Brazilian visas to process at the consulate in Puerto Iguazu was a good excuse to stretch our brief visit out for a little longer. We spent five very relaxing days in this sleepy tropical border town, which is the Argentine gateway to the world renowned Iguazu Falls! It seemed like way too much effort to track down a Brazilian consulate in Canada and wait two weeks for our visas to be processed, so we were...
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It was a relief to cross into relatively developed Argentina from Bolivia. It wasn't that we didn't enjoy the raw beauty of the landscape and its people. Just the long, bumpy gravel highways, apparent lack of any form of policing and unpredictability of Bolivia left us craving security and stability. So far Argentina has proved a bit of a mixed bag... We had heard a little from other travellers about Argentina's political and economic problems. We had also ...