Buenos Aires and the coast

Trip Start Jan 08, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of Argentina  ,
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

After arriving back in Ushuaia from my BRILLIANT trip to Antarctica i stayed with a friend who i made on the boat. Thanks Nicolas. I washed some clothes, recovered from a night out with everyone from the boat and then i jumped on a flight early the next morning to Buenos Aires.
Wasnīt this a shock to the system. It was only a few days earlier that i had been hanging out with penguins, now i was dead smack in the middle of 15 million people. Yeah a little different!!!!!
I finally found my hostel after walking around for ages and dropped my bags off. Welcome to my new home. It just happens to be located on the edge of two of Buenos Airesī most busy roads. Sleep? Never!!! haha

Soon i meet up with Tyler, one of the friends that Paul and I had met on our Navimag boat trip through Chile. He showed me around a few places and we went out on the town. Something that just seems to happen in Buenos Aires. The following day we headed to a local soccer match, purchasing a ticket in the stands of the local supporters. This was one of the most energetic and passionate experiences i have been in. Two hours of singing, chanting and going crazy over the game. Atleast 60% of this group wouldnīt have seen more than five mintues of the game. Instead they were facing the crowd cheering them on and getting them syked up. With Police lining the exits we were unable to leave until all other sections of the stadium had been cleared. All in all it was brilliant!!!!

The next few days saw Tyler depart and another friend from Chile arrive. A week of seeing the sights both day and night, Mark and i headed to Mar Del Plata, a place down the coast about 5 hours away. We thought this would be a good place to spend easter, away from the big smoke and by the water. As it turned out most of Buenos Aires likes to head there and party, so naturally we had to join in. A friend, Andrea, who i met on the boat to Antarctica comes from MDP, so she showed us a few sights, took us to eat seafood and showed the good places to go out. It was a bar called La Princessa that we spent three nights hanging at and also running into Sonny Garcia ( a world famous surfer). Needing a place to recover from the three awesome nights in Mar Del Plata, we jumped on a bus and headed two hours north to Pimamar. It was here that my brother Sam used to live and work for a short time when he was here back in 1998. Being the end of the season most things were closing but the area was beautiful! Awesome beach front cafes and fantastic weather was what the doctor ordered. After two very relaxing days it was back to Buenos Aires and back into the world of endless nights and lots of noise! Very different to little old Canberra. It is normal here to go out at about 1.30 -2am and finish about 7am. Crazy! Although my love of sleeping has been appreciated and a regular siesta is necessary to be able to go out so late. hahahah

Another week passed and Mark left to make his way back to Germany. The next day Paul and Kate arrived from Aus!!!Fantastic! Some more tourist sights, a few days of being sick and a move to a hotel around the corner was necessary to stop being woken up 10-15 times a night from all my other dormroom mates. Ahh the life of Buenos Aires and hostels.hahah

A night listening to the Filharmonic Orchestra in the Teatre Colon (an amazing building built in 1908) a day spent crusing through the famous areas of Sam Telmo and La Boca and now itīs nearly time to leave.

Heading to Uruguay for a quick trip then off to the famous Iguazu Falls.
Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • You must enter a comment
  • You must enter your name
  • You must enter a valid name (" & < > \ / are not accepted).
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: