04.02.2009 - 16.02.2009
Arrived in Buenos Aires late in the evening so got shuttle to the hostel. Ended up being a crappy hostel so ended up checking out after 2 days and moved to the lovely Hostel En BsAs, it was so nice there I could stay there forever. Did the city sights ad took in La Boca (stadium), San Telmo for street tango, Palermos parks and museums and Recoletta.
Went to a soccer game on the last day with Lacey and Adam to see River Plate vs Colon, pretty crazy atmosphere with all sorts of chants, songs and drums. At the end of the game they let the Colon side out first so that there would be no trouble but it was all very mild at the end of the game.
Had some great steak after the game in La Cabrera, totally massive portions that our table was full of meat and all sorts of condiments, well fed after that!!
From Buenos Aires headed to Iguazu fall on a 20 hour bus, it was a 'cama' service which means your seat reclines almost completely and you get fed a couple of times , get to watch movies and have a night cap of either champagne or whiskey before you go to sleep! Luxury travel or what! Arrived and checked into El Gembe hostel and met Mark, Chrissie, Niall and Sally and we headed off to the Iquazu park.
Really enjoyed seeing the falls, devils throat was fab and the spray goes all over your face. It was really refreshing after 30 plus degrees heat. Saw some monkeys and racoon's around the jungle park so that was pretty cool too. Had dinner that evening at the hostel, Mark and Chrissy cooked up some great steak and fancy potatoes so it was a big treat. Headed for the mega disco with Niall and Sally later on so it ended up being a late on. Got another bus the following day to Tucuman (another 22 hour trip). Stayed at a pretty nice hostel and got to have a quick look around the town and also did some shopping, clothes are really nice and very cheap so I was thrilled to buy some new things and throw away my rags! Then onto Cafayate a really nice friendly town. Took in a trip to the mountains Quebreda and some wine tasting and a bit of cycling where some local kids took a fancy to my bike!
Had a good rest in this place which was definitely needed. Then headed to Salta, did a bit of sightseeing and shopping, had my last Argentinean steak before getting the night bus to the Bolivian border.