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Argentina : Buenos Aires

4.0 km (2.5 miles) NNE of General Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 117 m (383 ft)
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Antipode: 35°N 117°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: the route 188 leads chiefly through wet land #3: a stork on route nr. 188 #4: a heron flying along route nr. 188 #5: GPS #6: View to the North #7: View to the South #8: camomilla is growing at the confluence #9: having siesta on a hot Saturday afternoon at Rufino, Santa Fé #10: Memorial about Las Islas Malvinas

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  35°S 63°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the East

(visited by Captain Peter and Werner Furlan)

18-Oct-2003 -- Coming from Junín on route nr. 188, leading us chiefly through a very wet area, where storks, wild geese and herons are living, we arrived near General Villegas, where we took the route nr. 33 towards North.

Shortly after we found a dirt road leading us directly onto the confluence, which was only a 10 meters off, but separated by an about 3 metres deep ditch, which was easy to cross and can be best seen on the view towards East. The area is of course agricultural. To the North there is a yellow corn field, and towards South the dirt road with our car can be seen.

Just on the confluence some camomilla was growing.

After this visit we proceeded to the next larger town, Rufino, in the South-Westernmost tip of the Province of Santa Fé. At Rufino we arrived at 3 pm, and everybody was having his "siesta". At the town centre we found the "Hotel Astur", and then we strolled a little bit around. On many places in Argentina there are memorials of the Falkland War, a conflict which took place in 1982 between Argentina and Great Britain about the souvereignity over this archipelago. "Las Islas Malvinas" (so the islands are officially called in Argentina), "son y serán Argentinas" (are and will ever be Argentine), says the commemorative text on the wall.

Beside the successful visit to the confluence, another event today was very pleasant. When we parked our car near the hotel, we forgot the key inserted in the back door of the car. We started to walk through the town, and after a 3 minutes a small boy, having seen that, reached us and handed us over the key! People in rural Argentina are extremely honest.


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#1: View to the East
#2: the route 188 leads chiefly through wet land
#3: a stork on route nr. 188
#4: a heron flying along route nr. 188
#5: GPS
#6: View to the North
#7: View to the South
#8: camomilla is growing at the confluence
#9: having siesta on a hot Saturday afternoon at Rufino, Santa Fé
#10: Memorial about Las Islas Malvinas
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