Coming up, more information on Nuequen, Argentina's so-called Portal to Patagonia as well as traveling Argentina by bus. I’ll also cover a visit to San Martin de los Andes, including details of how to navigate Chapelco family ski resort and local advice for where to stay and rent your ski or snowboard equipment.
Right now, though, I’m in Buenos Aires, staying at Hostel Colonial. It’s tagged as a youth hostel specifically for backpackers, but we decided to try it out as a family. So far, it’s been lovely. We arrived early this morning after the long bus ride from Nuequen, relaxed over breakfast while our room was prepared and now we’re taking our own sweet time getting ready to go out. But this is Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even for a big city, life is tranquilo here, especially on a Sunday. There’s no need to rush.
If you're nearby, please join me for Buenos Aires Tweet up! Details are still to be determined, but right now, it’s looking like tomorrow night, Monday, July 20 at 9pm, somewhere in Palermo. I’ll post more here soon, but if you’d like, you can also contact my through @thefutureisred, my Twitter account.
As for my fellow roadtrip-bloggers, Kelly, Peter and Pam of TbexRoadtrip, they’re on day four of their trip. I’ve been reading along with them as they make their way from Seattle to Chicago for the Travel Blog Exchange Convention. Today, it appears they’re just leaving Yellowstone National Park.
One feature of the TbexRoadtrip I wanted to share. They’ve developed an amazing Interactive Roadtrip Map that allows you to follow along with them through Twitter as well as see their photos from Flickr. I mention this not only because it’s a wonderful way to interact with their trip but it’s also a wonderful use of the technology. They’ve incorporated Google Maps, GPS tracking, Flicker and Twitter to create fantastically detailed updates through a wonderfully user friendly blog interface.
Perfect for those of us who want to stay connected to their trip, suggest places to visit and eat or perhaps offer them a place to stay. It’s also an excellent use of the myriad technologies and gadgets available for bloggers.
Photo courtesy of MishiMoshiMoshi's Flickrstream