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a few thoughts - While I haven't been to New Zealand in a while, the ambient prices in Australia are likely to give you sticker shock (I'd say parallel to Scandinavia - been in both over the past year or so).

If you go to Argentina, BA is a wonderful city, but you should fly around and see some of the other climate zones. A few suggestions:

Go up to Iguassu Falls. Take a jet boat from the Argentine side, but take a taxi across the border and take a walk across them on the Brazilian side (totally different). Head to (San Carlos de) Bariloche and drive around the mountainous lake district. Head to El Califate and take a trek across the Perito Merano Glacier (track this down as only one travel agent in town arranges these walks and the rest will only give you a boat ride). Head to Ushuea and see the penguins. Stay in La Paz, an estancia near Cordoba in one of their wine districts (or in one near Salta in a mountainous area which looks like the US southwest. Watch whales and go scuba diving along the coast.

If you get bored, you can always head across the border to Chile. Or you can take the ferry from BA to Montevideo or the beach at Ponte d'Este in Uruguay.

Argentina "feels" like the US in the 1960's - sort of naive. Food is very reasonably priced and the quality is very high. The beef is without peer and the veggies are fresh.

Europe is fine (going to touch a bit of it myself within a month or so), but even Greece can be expensive - and if you've been there already, this is a completely different direction (but you'll be surprised that Argentina is far more European in feel than South American).

Just some idle thoughts,
(Disclosure: Do not own stock in any of the above recommendations)
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