Beefing it up in Argentina. Literally.

Trip Start Apr 03, 2003
Trip End Oct 01, 2003

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Monday, August 18, 2003

'You'll love it there' they all said, 'the meat, the partying, the foxy boys with their mullets. But you'll put on so much weight...'
'No way', I replied, 'Im off to Brazil next, Im going to have to get nice and slim so I can fit into my new Brazilian g-string bikini'
They were so right. Im so fat.

OK, so they told me that the food was amazing in Argentina, but they didn't tell me it was THIS amazing. All you can eat buffets for only US $4, with the most amazing meat you've ever tasted. And then of course there is the partying, with all booze that goes with it.
So, the partying.
Well, for a start it doesn't even get going until at least 1am. Which obviously means that pre 1am you have to fill the evening with other activities. Like eating. And drinking. Which explains a lot.....

Buenos Aires is one of the most amazing cities I have ever been to, its absolutely gorgeous, the men are foxy as hell (and the mullets are FANTASTIC), its so cheap its ridiculous and the people here are amazingly friendly. Im staying in a great hostel with brilliant people (a room full of girls who are up for partying every night, excellent!). Every night of the week there are people who are going out, so until about 1 or 2am the hostel living room is filled with people hanging out and drinking.

A big group of us went to watch River Plate play football yesterday. The game itself was pants and River Plate, despite being the champions, played like a bunch of monkeys. The atmosphere was quite good, but I spent most of the time secretly wishing I was supporting the other team, who were having a huge party in the stands, constantly jumping up and down, waving their hands and beating drums. I think I would have gotten beaten up if I had mentioned that out loud, so I just had to sit there with my newly acquired red and white River Plate beanie on, swearing at the players to shift their arses instead.

I've also had a tango lesson which was hilarious and lots of the boys got quite sweaty and nervous at having to dance in front of the hostel crowd but in the end it was loads of fun, but it will be quite some time before I will be donning my stripy tights and split to the thigh dress and tangoing down the streets of Buenos Aires. We have also checked out the amazing Recoleta cemetery where the family crypts are about the size of some London apartments and resemble mini cathedrals.

Today Im off to a modern art museum, and to spot more mullets. I also need to book my 19 hour bus trip up to the Iguacu Falls for Tuesday and then its onto Brazil! Hoorah!
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