Age is a terrible thing
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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This took the best part of the morning and then we went back to the hostel and did a bit on the laptop then headed to the airport to catch our flight to Buenos Aires. The airport was decidedly tiny but we kept ourselves entertained. The plane we got on was just about the oldest plane we have been on since I was a child, it was fine though just entertaining how much things like seat design have moved forward in the last 20 years or so
We landed in Buenos Aires at about 19:45pm and waited for a bus for about 1 hour, after a quick random change into a taxi with a Korean girl we were dropped off at our hostel. Very, very weirdly we got out of the taxi in a city of 13 Million people and nearly bumped into the Dutch girl from Puerto Madryn, (god it is a small world and just shows you that the tourist trail is alive and kicking – my god we are a walking cliché). It wouldn’t be that random if she was staying at our hostel but she wasn’t.
We dumped our stuff and having eaten a very small piece of bread with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese (not just on the buses then) I was pretty bloody hungry, Erica however seemed to have a slightly different idea. We had timed it just in time for quiz night at the hostel. We bought a beer each and were soon sat with a load of randoms in full quiz night mode. We had an Aussie guy who had been on the lash all afternoon and his contribution to the quiz was to shout out every answer we had to the other teams, name our team without us knowing which turned out to be "Dad please stop touching me" (nice), tell us the answer to one question was definitely ‘porn’ then left, the real answer to that question was actually ‘Bono’, the whole thing was just hilarious
We asked a security guard and found it in the end. We had our free cocktails and it must have been about 1am, the Lady however was really getting into the swing of things and didn’t want to leave(this was the same lady who only 4 hours beforehand had said neither of us were partying in Buenos as we only had 2 days 3 nights to see all the city has to offer). We had managed to pick up a cheap single to Rio De Janeiro via Uruguay which almost makes what we are trying to do before Christmas plausible. To delay another day or two would have cost about another £100 each or added about 2 days on the buses after that
Everyone has told us that Buenos Aires is all about the night, but then we are staying in a ‘party hostel’ that we are pushing the upper age limit for. It is quite evident that it is a party hostel as most of the people having breakfast when it starts at 8am are people who are just coming in still shitfaced. Still, the quiz was good and the beer is relatively cheap so we can partake a little bit – how on earth do people afford to party every night? If only!!!