Buenos Aires

Trip Start Dec 10, 2008
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Trip End Mar 02, 2009


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Monday, January 19, 2009

After staying another night at Iguazu falls I thought I try to get to Buenos Aires in two days but it was going to be tight especially when I lost three hours on the first day with torrential rain, I couldn`t see anything and had to pull over till it died down, end up spending the night in a small place called Alvear still about 800kms from Buenos Aires. Got to Buenos Aires outskirts about 7.00pm but I didn't check into hotel till 10.00pm, got off the freeway a couple exits to early and end up going back the other way, then I ended up at the airport but it was easy from there, after paying about 10 peso in toll fees because I ended up on all of them I finally got to downtown. What a great city, beautiful old buildings, well planned streets and lots of plazas and parks, walked around for about 4 hours and only saw about 1/5 of the city, its bloody huge, not in skyscrapers but just sprawling outwards in every direction. Took a boat tour upto Tigre where there are islands on the river delta where there are no cars just boats for transport around the islands. Got a new rear tyre for the bike because this is probably the last chance to get one before I head down south, tonight I might head to Hooters bar, just for the beer thou. Got to Buenos Aires on time but staying one extra day for the tyre to arrive, halfway thru trip in time and done 10500 kms so far.
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sdmann
sdmann on

Where have you been
I was wondering where the hell you were, just spent nearly an hour looking at your photos (I'm jealous) mate you look like you are wasting away to nothing, i'll have to do a 52 week trip. sounds like you are having some interesting experiences there and I'm sure you will have another hundred yarns when you return. Stay save and we'll try and fat you up when we get to Adelaide.

twinpeeks
twinpeeks on

Bright Lights
Slim
Good to see you back in civilisation. The locals seem very helpful, and the going seems tough. From your comments, the road has sorted out the bike a few times.
Great photos - those Igauza falls wow. Jenny Craig is using you for adverts back here. Biggest Loser planning a motorcycle trip instead of lazin' around some house.
Keep up the entertainment, and thanks for all those trees - I was thinking Global Warming was right. Any good steaks (or golf) in Argie ?
Keith

helenjohnson
helenjohnson on

Missing You
Hi Hon

You do look a lot skinnier - I will have to get on the treadmill over the next few weeks before you get home!!

The photo's look awesome - can't wait to see them all when you get home..... why did I not go on this trip again????

We're missing you - love Hel & Kids

squid-qbn
squid-qbn on

a warm hello
howdy mate, great photos. You don't realise how diverse the world is until tou visit countries like that. Your in another world. Great to see you looking so fit. Keep safe. All the best from all of us.

brianmc
brianmc on

Are we there yet !
Hi Darren the trip and photos are amazing.Was watching last night Ewen Mc Gregor on his African adventure with all his backup trucks,Mickey Mouse compared to you.All the guys at the Golf Club are always asking after you.Take care of yourself
Sure you dont have any backup trucks?

dez1969
dez1969 on

Trip of a lifetime
Jealous.
You are having too much fun.
Too many things to see. Photos look great.
I still reckon you're a fat bastard, don't agree with Helen or Manny. You'll always be known as a fat bastard to me.
Enjoy the 2nd half, travel safe and we'll put some fosters in the cupboard ready for your return. You are coming home aren't you?

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