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Heading south we spent a night in Mar del Plata, another large city on the coast. Nothing special about the town except it is the second largest beach town in the country and does indeed have a very wide beach that was crowded even as the sun was setting. It's surrounded by very flat, very fertile farmland. What strikes me most is how little we know about this country. Seems like people either live in huge cities or in very isolated, tiny villages.
Early in ...
... and dining rooms – yuk – all strong,
floral & synthetic.
It did have the dreaded double shower curtain though,
commonly found in both countries too – they are easy enough to wash and
decorative, so why bother, especially as there is only one, slightly small set
of window curtains. No nets so they have to be shut at all times to get privacy
and then have all the very dim ...
... fun but very challenging, but we didn't want to be defeated so we signed up for another lesson the next day to see if we could master it better...we couldn't! We were also invited along to an English speaking class which Sam runs. Basically local Argentines meet up once a week at a coffee shop to practise their English through discussions. It was great fun. We also took ourselves out for a bike ride, cycling along the coast to visit the ...
... so I thought it was going to be stupid expensive. I was very surprised when it cost half the price of my last one! I got my ticket and waiting for my bus. As I waited for my backpack to be loaded on the bus I realized I wasn't nervous anymore. Normally on travel days I am terribly nervous and miserable, but today I felt fine! My observations: You don't have to speak the same language to make friends; Befriending a South American who speaks small amount of English is gonna be my best ...
... when I said I was gonna walk was very shocked; he said my backpack was the weight of another person. Two km later (without even getting lost) I check in. I noticed two bruises on my arm from putting on my backpack, it may be a bit too heavy. Juan said this was the hostel he stayed at when in town; he mentioned it wasn't the best, but did the trick. I met a few of the people staying at the hostel and none of them spoke English. I went out ...