Desnivel Day

Trip Start Aug 10, 2007
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Trip End Dec 27, 2007


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Friday, October 5, 2007

Our last day in Buenos Aires will always be remembered as ``Desnivel Day``.

We did a bit of wondering around, we made sure we had seats on the bus to Iguassu  and then we headed off for lunch.

Desnivel is a typical local steak house and was all we expected and more.  The steaks themselves were huge and totally delicious.  The only meal which beat the steaks was the grill seafood platter we had with Dad in Sydney, that is how good the steaks were.  They served all kinds of meats.  The meat is grilled in the front of the restaurant and you can select your steak if need be.  Huge pieces of total meat ....... and the best part was they cost almost nothing!  Our 800g T-Bones were 20 Pesos, about 3 pounds!!!!

We ate only the T-Bones and fries on the side.  I managed to finish mine, but Jules had some trouble.  The whole experience was brilliant, the waiters were funny, the food was brilliant and the locals were amazing to observe.

We headed home and  found a coffee shop that served the ``correct`` submarino´s, but Jules was still not convinced they were as good as I said they  were ......... ah well, I suppose nostalgia and time can make all the difference to your memories!

All in all we headed  for our bus with full stomachs and heavy hearts to be leaving BA, definitely one of the best cities we have visited.

What a shock the bus ride was ............... but a good shock!!

We shared a taxi with a guy from the USA and helped him find the ticket office, before heading down to our bus.  We had tickets on the top floor, right at the back.  The double decker luxury bus had lots of secrets in store for us.

We found our seats and started to grin like idiots, in fact we didn´t stop grinning until we left Iguassu Falls!!  The seats were huge and folded back almost to a bed.  A pillow and blanket was on the seat.  As we settled in we were given drinks by a steward - wine and soda.  Then we were served supper, which turned out to be quite funny.  We got given our trays of cold meats and salads, desert, crackers and cheese and a small chocolate.  We tucked in and as I was ending off my meal with the crackers, the steward arrived with our hot main meal!  No-one else on the bus had eaten anything except the  cold meats and salads, which is the starter!  Once the starter is finished, the steward then brings along the hot main course, which was chicken schnitzel and mashed potatoes.  As Jules eats properly, she had only finished her starter when the main meal arrived, so she was giggling away while I had my main meal after completing my meal!

We were then served whiskey or champagne, but we choose Pepsi again.  And so it went on,  coffee and drinks the whole night until it was time for sleeping.  We boarded at 6pm and would be on the bus until 11:30am.  Wild Hogs was the first movie and  The Shooter the second movie.  After that it was lights out and time to lie back and sleep.

We nodded off with happiness, agreeing Argentina was brilliant!    
 
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