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... we run out to the airport where, with the help of an expert controller, Thom works out a plan to get, eventually, to "The end of the world"; Ushuaia.
It's a long flight (seemingly) on a windy day over hours of flat farms and ocean. Then slowly the land changes. It's looking drier and cooler and more rugged. The vegetation dissappears. The coastline is no longer sand beaches but escarpments. And instead of the odd huddle of houses every hour or so the map ...
At least in Chile people usually stop at zebra crossings,
where in Argentina they are allowed to fade to nothing and you cannot rely on
anyone to stop, even in a slow moving queue of cars. Conversely, every tiny
town in Argentina has a big bright shiny freshly painted casino!
Back to the very boring 6 hour bus ride to Neuquen, followed
by a similar 2 hour wait there for the bus to Mar del ...
... They were massive and very smelly. They didn't seem to be too bothered by the yapping dogs being right in their face!!
One thing we were not aware of before arriving in Argentina was the Blue Rate. The government is artificially keeping the exchange rate low if you use atms or cards. This means you can change dollars on the street and get 14 pesos instead of 8, meaning everything is almost half price. We did not have ...
... learning Spanish; Not all bus company's are equal, today bus is freezing and there are no blankets or pillows. Night buses are the dream, the give two meals and free accommodation; All my buses have had the same 90's play list of Britney, Beyoncé, J Lo and other random 90's music; I will not die if people can't figure out what I am saying and they are often willing to help me figure it out; I probably lie to people all the time because I don't totally understand them; Zero dresses ...
... some other tourist **** and sat at the beach in the sun for most of the day. I got home around 7 and no one was around so, I headed up to my room to edit my journal and watch The Good Wife. I realized I should have tried to get the bus tonight, but one more good nights rest will do me well. My observations: I have meant to write this everyday but always forget. The male runners are generally very sexy, they even wear short running shorts. ...