Buenos Aires and the coast
Trip Start Jan 08, 2006
21Trip End Ongoing
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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
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
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.