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What are your travel plans for Buenos Aires?

See how this was used for Alexandria.

When will you be there?

Conference is 2009-08-26 to 2009-08-28


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Tourism plans?

Do you have tourism plans? Want to go with a group of people?

Before the conference

Note possible dates, where you want to go, how to get there

Wetlands & Iguazu

Ibera wetlands

We have sort of negotiated a decent-looking deal for stay and activities in Ibera wetlands[1][2] including pickup from/drop to Mercedes. If we could go in groups of 3, it would be a cool deal. Please indicate if you're interested. It would also help if local volunteers can help us verify whether the deals are good or we could go further down. Please also suggest alternate trip plans to other places. Thanks. -- Sundar 03:12, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Aug 22 6:30 a.m. from Buenos Aires by bus to Mercedes
  • Aug 22 5 pm reaching lodge in Ibera (the lodge shall arrange for pickup from Mercedes in a 4x4)
  • Aug 23 - Aug 24 wetland visits in boat and wildlife walks plus visit to the interpretation centre
  • Aug 25 morning bus from Mercedes to BA (the lodge will arrange for drop in 4x4)

For a 3 member group, the total package price quoted is USD 250 per person for both the nights in a 3-person room (twin-sharing and single rooms are also there for additional cost). It also includes 6 meals cost of activities. They'll book the bus tickets to and from Mercedes for us if required (we need to pay the bus fare, of course). They've also indicated that they'll likely give a little more discount.

Eva Peron 21st August

I'm going to en:La Recoleta Cemetery today at 2pm local time (5pm utc), If you miss me at the entrance I'm hoping to find Evita's place by about 2.30. (look for a tourist with a dark green rucksack) NB If wet go somewhere else. WereSpielChequers 03:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Walking around...

For those of you already in Buenos Aires or arriving during the weekend... Perhaps we could meet on Sunday (Aug. 23) morning to see some interesting places. I could help as an amateur guide (after all, I love my town) and telling true or plausible stories. A secondary, but not at all negligible, goal would be to familiarize you with the Buenos Aires public transportation system, dos and don´ts. Bring clothes and shoes comfortable enough for a relaxed but long walk.

Proposed time

10:00 AM local time (1300Z UTC)


In front of the National Congress ("Congreso" station, "A" subway line, please do not confuse with "Congreso de Tucumán", "D" line). If cold/rainy, let's meet at the bar in the northeast corner of the Congress

If you plan to come, please add yourself to the list below (and/or leave me a message or send me an email.

Enjoy your stay! Cinabrium 06:34, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Sightseeing in Buenos Aires (22−24)

  • What? Visit Buenos Aires (sightseeing, museums, etc.) and get known to each other
  • When? August, 22nd – 24th (perhaps also on other dates, depends on the wishes of participants) Update: 3.5 Meeting point for 24rd is 9:30 AM at breakfast (Hotel Bauen) and/or 10:00 AM in the Foyer of Hotel Bauen. Please be on time.
  • Who?
  1. Church of emacs (de-N, en-3, es-0)
  2. bücherwürmlein (de-N, en-3, es-1)
  3. WereSpielChequers
  4. Vlady Herman (es-N, en-2, it-2, pt-2)
  5. Duesentrieb (de-N, en-3, es-0)(maybe. i'll also attend the hacking days and may be needed for talks with wmf folks before the conference)
  6. Aude 09:25, 20 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Itzike (he-N, en-3)
  8. Sophie karl
  9. add yourself here!
  • Discussion:
Potential places to visit:
I went there yesterday - they allow photos everywhere except the aquarium and there is quite a bit worth doing. WereSpielChequers 17:37, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Notes: The first three museums are very close: a good opportunity to visit all them and and walking a little bit. More places to be added soon.
  • more...
  • Bus 29 (2h, 40km, cheap, route: La Boca->San Telmo->Plaza de Mayo->Teatro Colón->Belgrano->...)
This is only a rough collection, please add more sights to the list --Church of emacs 15:51, 12 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Visit to Uruguay

I am interested in a visit to Uruguay (either Colonia del Sacramento or Montevideo) before the conference. I arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning on August 22, so could leave on the ferry that afternoon. We could come back in the afternoon on August 24. I'm open to going to either place, but there won't be enough time to see both. Aude 16:02, 17 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I will go to Colonia del Sacramento August 23, leaving Buenos Aires at 11.30 and returning at 1700 the same day with the fast ferry. --Ainali 18:27, 22 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


On the 23rd at 20:00 UTC Wikivoices is doing an online FAC - it could be fun to have a group join from wikimania! WereSpielChequers 17:37, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

After the conference

Iguazu Falls

Anyone want to go to Iguazu falls and Bariloche? --Rainman 15:07, 21 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

We will be pleased to help. Just leave a message (or use the e-mail link) in my es:WP talk page. Cinabrium 18:48, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
This sounds good. Do we need to buy tickets in advance, online? --Rainman 18:40, 26 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington and I went there and the falls were amazing! You can buy the bus tickets from the bus station though I think there are online booking options as well. Cama (nearly full-sleeper) buses are really good and it cost USD 70 one way (including two meals and snacks that they deliver onboard). 29th being a Saturday, you might want to book it early. -- Sundar 22:07, 26 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Jon and I, and possibly Revi are visiting Montevideo and Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay after the conference, tentatively between August 30 and September 3/4. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 21:23, 4 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Soccer Game

Is anyone interested in going to see River Plate play Chacarita on Sunday, 30 August at 14:00? I'm looking to buy tickets at the stadium before the conference is over. --ChrisM 13:29, 28 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Planning to go there.--Pedist 16:44, 18 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

List (chb)

I didn't have time to go on the sightseeing that was done before Wikimania, here is my List of Places, it's all in Buenos Aires and it will be on the 29th.

Buenos Aires

I live in Buenos Aires and would be happy to get together for touristing with people who are still around. My phone number is 11 6792 8402. Kragen 17:54, 29 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

La Pampa and Cordoba

Planning to go there. --Morisco 01:57, 23 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]