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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... had started enforcing my rule that if I don't know the Spanish word for something I want I can't buy it; I am hoping this will help me improve my vocabulary. I made soup and chickpeas (garbanzos) for lunch. I befriend an Argentinian who didn't speak any English. Google translate is a dream. He took me to a water tower with great view of the city. After we hung out at the hostel having a few beers before my bus. I got the hostel called me a taxi. The taxi was an unmarked one without ...
... 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 ...