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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 8
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hola,

We are staying on Araoz & want to go to the Feria de Mataderos this weekend.

First question - which is the best day to go, Saturday or Sunday or, does it make a difference?

Second question - Which Subte line do we take? Can't find Mataderos on our city map. Can anyone offer brief directions?

Third question - we have figured out the Subte... sort of! We are close to the Oritz station on D line & have used that a few times to get into the city centre. We have figured out that we sometimes have to walk between stations to switch lines but we haven't figured out which are the key stations. For example to change between A line & C line.

Another question - Where do we go to get a ferry to Punta Del Este? And, where can we find a timetable?

Yet another question - If we go to Punta Del Este for a day or two, can we use Argentina pesos? If we need Uruguayan money, what is the exchange rate?

Any advice appreciated.

Geoff Pearson
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 46
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

geoff.

you can see the citymap here:
http://www.barts.com.ar/barts/citymap.php
or if you need another citymap you can find here too:
http://www.feriademataderos.com.ar/www/acceso.htm
the best day is on saturday.
and in Urugay you need Uruguayos no pesos argentinos,in downtown you can exchange the money,I hope that my aid serves to you
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Roberto
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Post Number: 928
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Adding...

You can buy tickets for the ferry in Puerto Madero at Buquebus offices. Here is the link

And here is a map for the subways. The key stations where you can make most switches are 'diagonal norte(A)', '9 de julio(C)' and 'carlos pellegrini(B)'. I think I got it right but can't really remember. Caveat, the switches can be crowded and confusing the first time!
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 47
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 11:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

roberto

in buquebus there are problems,tomorrow I had to go to uruguay but due to the manifestation I had to cancel my trip. I hope that this problem is solved soon.
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Geoff Pearson
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Florencia & Roberto,

Thank you very much.

We are going to visit Puerto Madeira on Sunday so will check the situation then. I believe that some environmental demonstrators are trying to block passage to Uruguay; something to do with a new pulp mill. My Espaņol is a bit dodgy but I am learning by reading the newspaper!

Is Subte C Linea the correct route to get to Feria de Mataderos?

Geoff Pearson
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 48
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

you are welcome geoff! yes it`s correct the enviroment blocked to passage to Uruguay.no problem with your spanish!! my english is so-so !.
about the subte I am not sure,because the line C is from constitucion to retiro,I think that roberto could to help you with feria de mataderos
cheers!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 931
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have never heard of that feira but found a link that tells you how to get there as well as some more information:

Feria de Mataderos

Don't think subways get there. Best will be a cab.
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 49
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

yes,I think the same roberto because anyone subways go to la feria de mataderos,
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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 10
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 6:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Help...

Can someone take a look at this website & tell me if it is saying what I think it is?

http://www.feriademataderos.com.ar/www/fogon.htm

My rudimentary Espaņol translation suggests that the feria does not resume until 20th January ie. it will not be on tomorrow... Saturday 13th January. Is that correct?

Geoff Pearson
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Roberto
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Post Number: 936
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 6:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Geoff, that seems to be correct. In fact, the home page has a promotion for that day:

http://www.feriademataderos.com.ar/www/agenda.htm

So it does look like Jan 20th is the date.
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esteban andina
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Username: Anahuel

Post Number: 10
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Its true this feria its close until 20th January
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Geoff Pearson
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Esteban/Roberto,

Many thanks.. you saved us a long ride on the Subte!

Change of plan... Puerto Madeira tomorrow!!

Thanks again.

Geoff Pearson
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 50
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

geoff

if you are in palermo you can going by the subway line D to nueve de julio station and you should to do the combination in the same station with the line b (carlos pellegrini station to leandro alem) in leandro alem is the last station of the line B,then you have to walk 4 or 5 blocks to puerto madero.
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Milagros Miceli
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Username: Milita

Post Number: 9
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 6:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Geoff!

I hope it's not too late for the warning but, today, the line D of the subway will be closed for some signs fixing.

Good Luck!
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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Milagros/Florencia,

Looks like we have to use a taxi today but that's no problem.

Thanks for the advice.

Geoff Pearson
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 51
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

geoff,

now the people can to go to uruguay without problems by buquebus,I going tomorrow!!!

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