Travel Blogs from Mar del Plata
... the biggest city on the Atlantic Coast, 400 km south from Buenos Aires. It receives a plague of tourists during the summertime, which happens to be in January and February, we are looking forward to both the summer and the movement.
Mar del Plata outnumbers Buenos Aires in the hotel rooms by 4,000, however the tourists who visit here are in 95% Argentines. Inbound tourism rules on the Atlantic Coast.
A little bit of local history...
We dropped our stuff off at the hostel and then went to have a wander around to sus out the place. As soon as we got down to the beach the first thing we noticed was the amount of beach huts there were. It was incredible. Hundreds and hundreds of them sprawled from one side of the beach to the other. Some even had their own pool, playground and football fields. Don’t ask me why you would go to the beach and jump in a chlorinated pool but each to their own. It was quiet ...
So after Buenos Aires, I stayed in Mar del Plata with a couchsufer named Sergio. He is a psychology student and works with trouble youth in a really bad neighborhood. I had the opportunity to go with him one day.
The kids are into Morga. Which is a style of street drumming music based in the Buenos Aires area. They showed me some of their rhythms and their instructor played guitar as well, and knew BLUES!!!! So ...
... was 'official' but just like Christmas Eve, the entire waterfront just erupted with every kind of firework imaginable - some looking somewhat professsional but most just randomly going off in every direction, some up in the air, some out over the water, some over the streets and in the parks. We worked our way through it and back to watch some of it from the safety of the hotel, and called it a night ( and a year). Another memorable ...
... in BA was under $10 for all of us. Full fare is just over 1 peso, or about 25 cents! Hello, TTC!
2) Soccer really is everywhere and we've all found ourselves noticing how good the play is even in a pickup game on the beach. No wonder their teams are so good!
3) People have been unfailingly friendly and reliable so far. We keep expecting to get taken by someone,.or get charged extra for something but really nothing ...
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