Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric

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    What?

    You're going to see another water fall? instead of a soccer match? in South America? Dude. Priorities.
    I mean like, how much of this nature stuff can you take? :rofl:rofl
  2. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    my biggest regret in Argentina was having not taken the time to see the falls.
    glad to see you are going there. I am looking forward to seeing your photos!
  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I wonder whether Lu Fei is following this thread? :D
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Actually The falls were my Priority, but am working on tickets to a futball match also :D
  5. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Just returned will post some photos tomorrow!
  6. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :lol3 :lol3 "it's Just a waterfall" :lol3
  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Thanks for the morning giggle. :lol3
  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    You have to like big cities......

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    It is a great place to hang out and enjoy some local sightseeing. I am also working on all the logistics for the next step of this Adventure. So I have been getting all my paperwork in order for a Carnet, Shipping for the bike through Dakar Motors arranged, working on all the flights and other logistics that I will be doing to be set up again. Lots of information to read, figure out and then decide to do. So far it is all coming together really well. But still a great deal to still get settled!:deal

    Of course, Logistics and decision making is always part of this kind of trip. Managing the plan, changes, the financial costs to all of it, and the personal decisions of how long, when, how etc. It can be overwhelming somethings especially as you consider all the options. One step at a time! :deal

    We were walking down the main street 9 de Julio and nearby to me a woman Gasped, I turned and saw a guy running like man down the street behind us. Was not clear what happen, but then she told her daughter who was walking in front of us that he had snatched her Necklace .... :huh Welcome to any big city. I never go out with more money than I need for the day, copy of passport and discreet small camera. But it is a great city. lots of people watching and things to see and do (if you like cities, and I do. But I also love being away from it all too! best of both worlds for me!

    Some things while traveling you really want and need to see. Iguazu Falls in Argentina was on my "list" of must see's. Since I am running out of time in South America (and actually I have reached a place that I am ready to move onto the next place after more than a 8 months here. it is not because I am not enjoying it, but once you start thinking about and moving toward to next phase, it just happens that you start feeling like ti is time).

    So I decided to fly up to Iguazu Falls with my Kiwi Friends Dick and his son Gavin so that I could see it and not spend the one to two weeks that it would take to do it by moto. (it is about 1,800 Km north of BA).

    Iguazu Falls looking from the Brazil side to the Argentinian Side

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    So we set it all up with transfers, hotel etc. Not my preferred style of travel, but I wanted to make sure I did not miss it!

    So many angles to view the various waterfalls and drop offs.

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    Like Niagara falls lots of young couples.....

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    Viewpoints at different levels...

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    Dick and his son Gavin taking a photo on the Brazil side..... Huge

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    The falls actually is at the point that Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay touch. But the falls is on Argentina and Brazil soil.

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    Devils Throat is the place the falls are divided.

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    Since you are tropical there are many animals in the national park. But I did not get a photo of a Tucan :cry

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    The next day we did an all day tour of the Argentinian side including a jet boat ride into the falls

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    So many different and stunning views.

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    One of the many platforms in which to see the falls.

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    A small guage train moves people around the park.

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    Tourist taking photos of tourists :lol

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    We will be like the boat that is coming out of the bottom of the waterfalls wash....

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    Then the boat trip to get a bit wet! That's Dick and his son Gavin in front of me!

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    We were headed into the big falls water wash just ahead of us.

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    Lots of water!

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    everyone is wet but happy..... trying to capture the moment with their cameras.

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    It was a great trip up and back to see the falls. as with many tourist spots it is great, but you pay for the experience and all the other people wanting to see it as well.

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  9. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Maybe some day the U.S. will be this civilized.
    Love following your report. You're living my dream !
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  11. MRED

    MRED Been here awhile

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    Mark, Did you take the helicopter ride around and over the falls. That was the highlite for me.

    Don
  12. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    A "Nose Bear!" :clap
  13. jbcaddy

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    What? no jump shot?! :D
  14. capeklr

    capeklr Been here awhile

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    Stunning, this just keeps getting better. Congrats on page 300, now for the next 300.:D
    Mark, thank you for continually taking the time to post these awesome updates.
    Jorg.
  15. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Hola Don,

    The helo would have been great, but I did not do it. Still lots of other things to do.

    :wave Hope all is well!
  16. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    You know. I thought about it, but the spot I was going to do one was clear, then swamped with people. :huh

    Mark
  17. korukiwi

    korukiwi Adventurer

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    Splendour and power fall out of your Iguacu photos.
    Paradise (Queenstown, NZ) awaits you.
  18. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    And I cannot wait to be there again. :)
  19. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    So I returned to Buenos Aires after seeing the amazing Iguazu. The first thing to do Monday morning was to go get my motorcycle gloves. Remember back at the last border crossing into Argentina enroute to Ushuaia. Had one of my Motoport winter gloves stolen.:huh Well I contacted Wayne from Motoport USA and explained the situation, wondering if he had a spare left glove that he could send me so that I would have a set. Well he did!! :wave :clap :clap Thanks Wayne for doing this!! It is great buying from companies that support you in your endeavors and help when you need it, not just before the sale. http://www.motoport.com Have had his riding gear for a long time now and been very happy with the gear!

    It took over a month to ship them to Ushuaia and I had already left. But I had left the right glove with Javier at the Martin Fierro B&B where I stayed, and told him if the glove arrives, we can figure out how to get it to me. Worked out great. He let me know when it arrived, and then had one of his guest from Germany bring it with them when they flew up to Buenos Aires on there way home. Thanks Thanks to Maike and Joaquin for bring it up :clap :clap and leaving it at their hotel for me to collect!! Kindness of strangers!

    So now I have some warm gloves for NZ.

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    Time for some sightseeing while I take breaks from working on logistics while I head to NZ. Lots of things to consider, plan, book, think about prior to getting it al sorted out.

    First to the Opera house for a tour.

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    It is an amazing building of Marble, stone and wood.

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    I have seem many building around the world like this and I still enjoy learning about the architect (3 on this building with interesting stories about each of them), the builders, the craftsmanship.

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    In the hallway outside the main auditorium were busts of famous composers

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    Love the stained glass from France

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    and the amazing work on the tile floors. Have done some tile work and know how much work it would be to do an entire building!

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    and then the gold leaf and molding in the "golden hall" resembling the great hall of mirrors in Versailles.

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    Amazing details in a huge building

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    Claude was proud that it is in a French style :D

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    Then into the main auditorium .... seats 3,000 people and is said to be one of the top 5 opera venues in the world due to the near perfect acoustics We had a real treat as they asked if anyone sang. And a women stood and sang Ava Maria. It was wonderful! Really made the tour great! You got to feel the acoustics and enjoy them!

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    Yup Claude is here :evil

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    7 floors of seating

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    and a huge Chandelier.

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    Once back at the Apartment. Claude was staying in and cooking "at home" which is great after being on the road many months

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    Always fun to see what people load on there bikes. This guy was loaded down with high end dog food. looks like he is delivering them!

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    But I decided to join my KiWi friends Dick and Gavin to see a dinner and Tango show. It was the biggest one in town, bit expensive but was worth seeing while I am here!

    Another beautiful building done in Art Deco style

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    Started with a 3 course meal, then the show.

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    Missed my photo of the main course :evil

    But dessert was great!

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    The main Tango show.

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    It was a great performance of Tango dancing!!

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    Constant motion..... Beautiful Women and their partners twirling, dipping and moving across the stage!

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    Great evening out on the town!!
  20. CloneBoy

    CloneBoy Future Adventurer

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    Mark, did the air freight company crate it for you or did you have to improvise? How was the cost factor ?

    Cant wait to hear more, safe journeys!