Why Argentina does me well

Trip Start Jun 15, 2007
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Trip End Aug 31, 2007


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Thursday, June 21, 2007

I realized that I donīt have much time left in comparison to all the places I want to see, so I forced myself to leave Buenos Aires. I donīt really want to leave, but I could feel that the level of satisfaction I was getting as a function of the time staying BA was not as good as it was. Anyway, a guy from Sweden that I knew well from the first hostel decided to go to Iguazu at the same time so we were able to ride the bus together up to Iguazu. Plus, amazingly, he speaks better Castellano than me so the burden of translation is off of me. We found a cheap bus the minute we got to the bus station in Retiro in Buenos Aires, but unbeknownst to us, it was the cheap ticket because it was only a semi-cama or a half-bed seat. Most overnight buses had the full reclining and sheets and food service; we got the food, which was horrible and also the reclining, but that was it. It was tough on the back but I did manage to get a little bit of sleep but thatīs it.

Getting to Iguazu was wonderful, we started to see fresh fruit being sold on the side of the road and we saw people wearing shorts and short sleeves instead of the bundles of sweaters and scarves that we saw earlier. Then when we got out we were sweating already. We walked into the town from our resort-like hotel and we got the most amazing steaks ever for only 10 pesos ($3.33). Bife de costilla which looked like an amazing thick t-bone, but I was told costilla is the rib meat, but it was so huge, Iīm not sure. It mustīve been at least 16 oz. if not more. Best dinner ever.

Tomorrow weīll head to the Brazilian side of the cataratas and then the day after the Argentinian side and Iīll probably head out afterwards towards Brazil.
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