Meat, Heat and Films
Trip Start Sep 27, 2005
23Trip End Mar 07, 2006
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From Colonia it is a three hour bus trip to Montevideo and once there Jen and I met up with Kevin, Mark, Adam, Jack and Becky whoŽd all made their independent way there. We stayed out until about 3am and the Uruguayians were still going strong as most of them hadnŽt gone out until about midnight
On the Saturday it was off to the meat market to try some steak. For about 6 pounds you got an all you can eat BBQ, salad and bottle of wine. The steak was cooked in front of you and was so juicy it is unbelievable. The market also had some roaming bands of trumpets and drums with associated dancer. The music was an interesting accompaniment to the meal. After this it was off to do some touristy shopping before heading back to the hotel to meet up with the others for a Chinese and another night of watching the world go by.
The next day was scorchingly hot and so Becky, Jen and I took refuge in a cinema to see Brokeback Mountain and Walk the Line. It is strange to watch a film with foreign subtitles as you catch yourself reading them all the time. Mind you I did learn that a green pepper is šchili verdeš in Spanish.
We travelled back to BA the next morning as the truck was leaving BA to go to Iguazu the next day. Once in BA Kevin, Jen and I tried to do the things we had missed before so from the ferry we went straight to the Recolleta cemetery to see EvitaŽs grave, then it was up to La Boca to see the fancy houses and market up there, but we got there as most of the market was closing and the houses are very colourful but dilapidated. Then it was off to a tango show with Adam, Kevin and Jen at a cafe called Tortoni which claims to be the oldest establishment in BA. THe show was amazing as we had only seen amateurs before and the pros were a lot better.
From here it is on up to Iguazu and a very large waterfall.