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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 ...
... We were having to acclimatise to later nights, its crazy that the Argentines don't eat their dinner till 9-10pm and don't think about a night out until 2am!!! A massive contrast to the early rises and early nights in Africa.
Finally starting to feel human again we started our travels in Argentina, first stop Mar Del Plata on a 22 hour bus!! The bus was very luxurious compared to African travel but my god did you pay a ...
... 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 ...
... I saw one skirt, but zero dresses. Another weird thing about this is they display dresses in the shop windows. I wonder if they only wear the on special occasions; The houses in Mar Del Plata are amazing. They are huge and beautiful. However, Nacho said most of them are owned by rich people who don't live here, so they are mostly empty; There appears to be an afternoon haze that comes over the city for a few hours; I hate English; Eggs ...
... From there I checked out the casino which was the last stop Nacho told me to check out. He said if I stay by the casino I would be fine, but traveling into that part of town was not the best idea. The most of the casino seemed closed now, but there was a market I walked through. After I checked out the the places on my to do list I sat by the beach and enjoyed the sun. I took the long way back to the hostel along the ocean. I needed to head back soon because I have no idea what I ...