Our final Buenos Aires entry...

Trip Start Jan 23, 2007
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Trip End Feb 23, 2008


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Friday, November 2, 2007

So we arrived from Ushuaia at 12:09AM on Thursday!! For our last 4 days in BsAs we were staying at our friends Pat and Josh's apartment. Thursday night they were leaving for Puerto Madryn (our first stop on the trip) for a long weekend, so we would have their apartment to ourselves... but we only had one night with them to say "good bye". So exhausted from traveling for 17 days we arrived to their house had a glass of wine and the boys played play station and Sarah went to bed!!!

Thursday consisted of a GERGOUS Buenos Aires day... lots of sleeping and a trip to the post office to pick up Dan's birthday package from the Leffring's. Then we spent the rest of the day with the boys before they took off for their trip!

Friday was a day of errands... and the culmination of our beings as Argentines... this was the day when we crossed over to the "darkside" and we became a Chanta... we had a lot to do: get the last of our payment from our institute, sell Dan's broken computer...

Sarah and Dan's Chanta story:

We went to a "galleria" for computers- their version of a strip mall- and went from one store to another trying to sell the computer and either a) they didn't by computers or b) they said no way in hell!! This computer was on its last leg... it had trouble turning on, the screen was cracked and often just went gray, it was infested with viruses, and Dan had recently dropped it from the height of about one meter and the main panel was cracked .... BAD!!, But all of a sudden...one guy came walking out of the store, tapped Dan on the shoulder and asked if we were selling and then he took Dan to a back room and gave him $100 dollars and $80 pesos for his computer (so in total a $150ish USD)... and Dan came back and said let's go and we booked out of there as fast as we could with a little extra pocket change!!!

Friday evening we spent at Dan's student's Rodrigo's house (Rodrigo if you are reading... te extrano hermano nos vemos de vuelta) to watch Argentina beat France in Rugby and claim 3rd place in the World Cup!! We headed home early because Saturday was going to be a late night... we spent the day enjoy the sun and doing laundry and packing...

Saturday night we went to Dan's Student's Augusto's house for a little pot luck dinner with him, his wife, and our friends!!! We all brought a dish to share, sat out on his BEAUTIFUL terrace and eat, drank, and shared stories together. Then he insisted we show pictures about our trip and tell everyone to go there!!! It was a bitter sweet goodbye but it was also PERFECT!!!

Sunday came WAY to fast and WAY to easy... we finished packing in the morning, walked around to some fairs, took our last Argentina shower and then headed to the airport!!!! And we're on our way to AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!! New stories and adventures to come!!! Argentina was an amazing country but more so an amazing experience for us. We learned so much about ourselves, us as a couple, about the country, but more so about the people and their way of life.... New cultures, new understandings!!! Unforgettable memories to say the least

VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA
VAMOS VAMOS A GANAR
ESTE BANDA , QUILOMBRIERA
NO TE DEJES, NO TE DEJES DE ALENTAR!!!

AGUANTE BOCA

ES PARA VOS...
ES PARA VOS....
RODRIGO LA GALLINA
PUTA QUE LA PUTA QUE TE PARIO
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