Argentina otra vez
Trip Start Jan 24, 2007
7Trip End Mar 22, 2007
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Sunday was bright and sunny. We headed off to meet Caroline and Paul (couple from Clare) for the Boca game. While we were waiting for the bus, I recognised a girl from Loreto in the group, turns out she is a good friend of Maeve Daly´s and is from Ashbourne (I keep meeting people from home by accident, it´s gas, the Irish really are everywhere !)
Headed to San Telmo after the match, ate near the square where they have the milonga and bumped into Diane the German girl that we had met on the plane. Stayed drinking with Caroline and Paul in their hostel, the Millhouse (good place to stay especially if you want to party) until 4am. We were a little hungover the next day so didn´t do too much. Went to the bus station to organise our bus to Mendoza and then wandered around the city until it was time to go back and get it. We ate in Puerto Madero (upscale port area), was nice but fairly pricey by Argentine standards. Went for a drink in the Irish bar called the Kilkenny, again really pricey by Argentine standards - Ciarán paid Eur6 for a rotten pint of Guinness. Treated ourselves to a suite for our bus journey, all the buses are really comfy in Argentina but the seats fully recline when you get a suite bus v´s 45 degrees for a cama bus
Summary / Observations
Great to get back to Buenos Aires. We were able to take it a bit easier this time as we had done a lot of the sight-seeing first time around. Would recommend catching a Boca game if you can but unfortunately, you have to go through companies that bring you to the game and charge you way over the odds for the ticket. The whole thing including pizza and beer cost us 110 pesos (less than Eur30), not bad but the face value of ticket was 14 pesos !! If you want a mad night out head to Opera Bay (ask Paul the guy from Clare, he will tell you all about it !!)- it looks like the Sydney Opera House, holds about 3/4 thousand people and at dawn they open the roof so that you can watch the sun come up and keep dancing in the open air until 8am !!