Dec 10, 2008
Mar 02, 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.