We’re going to Mar del Plata! After spending a few weeks travelling in the province of Córdoba, it’s time to move on to our next destination: the coastal city of Mar del Plata. Our main reason for coming here was to attend a popular Argentine food festival called “Masticar”. Our plan was to attend the last 2 days of the foodie festivities. But before we get to all the eating, let us take you on the journey there. We started the morning in the town of Villa General Belgrano, where we took a 1.5-hour bus ride to the city of Cordoba. There are two routes that get you there, but we mistakenly chose the one that goes via the dam, so that meant very windy roads that left Audrey feeling quite queasy. Then, after a few hours in Córdoba, we caught the overnight bus to Mar del Plata. It was a 16-hour journey – definitely one of the longest bus rides we’ve ever been on, but we had beaches and delicious food to look forward to on the other end!
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16 HOUR BUS RIDE | Overnight Bus Travel from Córdoba to Mar del Plata! Argentina Travel Vlog:
Hey guys! We are Samuel and Audrey, a travel vlogging couple from Canada. In this travel channel we share our travel and food vlogs while touring the world.
We had the privilege of traveling around Argentina for nearly 3 months from January- April 2019 on a trip covering a large section of the country.
We kicked things off with several days in Buenos Aires where we were joined by Audrey’s parents eating and sightseeing around some of our favourite neighbourhoods in the city. We then flew from Buenos Aires to Cordoba where we spent a couple of weeks in the Sierras of Cordoba visiting both La Cumbrecita and Villa General Belgrano with highlights including hiking and delicious German and Swiss cuisine.
From Cordoba, we then travelled a considerable distance on an overnight bus to Mar Del Plata just in time for a special food festival called Feria Masticar featuring the best of Argentine food and wine. We spent several days enjoying beaches and seafood before heading south to Patagonia to visit the province of Chubut.
While on the Atlantic side of Chubut we visited Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes, Trelew, Gaiman and Dolavon. To summarize our time in this area, we had incredibly close encounters with wildlife including penguins, sea lions and guanacos while also experiencing Welsh culture in Argentina.
Our time in Patagonia continued as we headed from east to west trading more barren landscapes for thick forests, impressive mountains and magnificent lakes. We spent significant time in both Esquel and El Bolson with day trips to visit Trevelin, Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Cholila and Lago Puelo. Highlights included sailing, hiking, riding vintage trains and partaking in the national asado festival.
We finished visiting Patagonia with time spent in Villa La Angostura, San Martin De Los Andes and Bariloche where we enjoyed more stunning scenery and hiking. On our way back to Buenos Aires, we took the Tren Patagonia to Las Grutas before meeting up with Audrey’s dad again.
To finish off our trip in Argentina, we spent more time in the capital and later Mendoza where we got to experience wine tourism to its fullest extent. Overall, we had an amazing time travelling around Argentina having only scratched the surface of this vast and diverse country.
Overall our Argentina travel series explores cities, small towns that are off-the-beaten-path, and scenic attractions with a strong emphasis on Argentina cuisine and local culture.
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This is part of our Travel in Argentina video series showcasing Argentine food, Argentine culture and Argentine cuisine.
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