Christmas Week 2009

Trip Start Nov 20, 2009
Trip End Feb 27, 2010

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We were fortunate that we had a very compatible group of people in our hostel for Christmas. We really were an interbnational group....Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Australia, England, Canada, and the Uruguayin staff.

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.

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Anita Dowdall on

Hi Bob and Dawn. Happy New Years to both of you. Sure sounds like your having a great holiday. Had to cancel our trip to Cuba next week. Borden had surgery again on his eye. Going to Cancun in Feb. with Bill & Simone.Take care and have fun.

Tricia and Derek on

Happy New Year to you both.
Seems as if it is still going well. We envy you as we have had snow, gales and fog since we got home. And we have to wait until the end of Feb before we can head off to Oz.
We'd appreciate your comments on the Falls. We are still kicking ourselves that we didn't even consider a trip there after the cruise. Once we had ruled out the prolonged stay in Rio we just thought about getting home but are now regretting it. Maybe the next cruise.........
All the very Best, Safe Travels and Fond Wishes from
Tricia and Derek

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