Christmas Week 2009
Trip Start Nov 20, 2009
25Trip End Feb 27, 2010
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Everyone quickly got into Christmas mode and we created an international fish, beef, salad,buffet complete with decorations, music and a gift exchange. Most people celebrate at home on the eve, so thatīs what we did.
The evening was topped off with an unexpected display at midnight as the locals lit their own fireworks through out the town. The sky was filled with fireworks for 20 minutes, no matter where you looked. It was a pleasant way to end a special evening. It helped to make it a little bit nicer being away from home for Christmas.
Christmas day was spent quietly around the hostel and walking the beach for the last time in La Paloma.
We changed our plans and left for Buenos Aires on December 27th, rather than the 28th. We needed to backtrack to get the most available bus options to head north in Argentina. We travelled
most of the day with Sophie and Brown, new friends from Denmark, and the 7 hours with them made that part of trip go quickly. The border crossing was a piece of cake this time!
This was to be a travel day! We lucked out and got a bus ticket and started our 17 hour trek to see one of the planned highlights of our trip, Iguazu Falls, in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.
Since this was to be such a long ride, we booked first class and had a very comfortable ride. The long distance buses are 2 decks and you have options for the seat recline,either fully or partial. First class adds some additonal features such as even more space, fully reclining seats, and drinks, appetizers, wine with our hot meal, followed by champagne. It was a nice way to go. We left at 7 pm, so travelled most of the way while we slept.