Howard Johnson Resort Pilar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
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Wow, I can't believe this is our last ever post...and a little late apologies.
I suppose I should probably start the post by telling you the drama we had getting money for BA! We had been told back in NZ (met someone who had travelled around South America) that Argentina was going through an economic crisis and the best thing to do was get $100 notes to exchange. We did have a couple but unfortunately had to use these in Rio so presumed we would be fine getting more ...
We arrived in Buenos Aires quite late and were faced with the challenge of firstly finding an ATM that would give us money. (Tip #1: not all banks in Argentina accept UK bank cards. We found the best options were HSBC or Macro) ...And secondly finding a taxi driver that wasn't on a mission to break the land speed record... Ok we might be unfairly judging the Argentinian cabbies but after a few near death experiences in Brazil, we weren't taking any chances.
... tickets when you get on board so we decided to pick it up around the zoo. This allowed us a nice walk through a new part of our neighborhood and we could catch a couple of sight seeing spots without being on the bus. Our stroll through the neighborhood was early by Argentine standards so we got to see many of the businesses just waking up and starting their day. We love all the fresh fruit stands with their colorful offerings and local feel. There are a ...
... to the World cup! But before some replays of the last 5 months. First, we re very happy that everything went so well. We never was really sick, no accident, no robbery, lost or stolen things. Only 2 locked Credit Cards due to skimming without financial loss. Thü thü thü.... we say :) In the whole trip we went on a couple of world-records: - the most south city on the world ...
After a long bus down from Puerto Iguazu we arrived in BA at around midday. Luckily the taxis are unbelievably cheap which meant that there was no hassle getting to Millhouse Hostel. Millhouse seemed to be home to hundreds of young Brits and Europeans and was much more like a hotel rather than a hostel. We were determined to try and get some tickets to watch the Boca Juniors in the old part of town. We knew that this was going to be a pretty difficult ...