Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Muss the hunter gatherer

So it's back on the road and towards Buenos Aires(BA), we take a couple of days to get there stopping at campsites in Viedma and Azul for a night each where we chill out and fish a little.

We get into BA during a big rain storm and check in to our hostel. Then it's time to see a bit of BA, head into the main shopping district, across Avenida 9 de Julio which as a main street through town has 17 lanes, pretty impressive. Have a look at some shops before heading back to hostel and meeting up with everyone to go out for dinner at Grants, an all you can eat restaurant. Man the food here was wicked. Am pretty sure that the Argies do the best lamb and beef anywhere!!

The next day a few of decide to head across to Colonia, Uruguay for the day.

Bev, Ton, Tash. Lucie, Muss James and Simon at the entrance to the old town in Colonia, Uruguay.
Have a bit of a panic as the local taxi drivers try and make it hard for a few of the others to get to the ferry terminal. But we all finally turn up and take the 1 hour ride across the Rio de la Plata. We wak into the old town and hire a couple of golf carts for the day. Grab some brunch then head off in the carts, stop at a couple of bars and do the local sights. Of course there's the compulsory donuts in the golf cart as well. Go to the drugstore for lunch which a funky little cafe that uses old cars as booths to eat in. Then a bit more exploring and beers before we hand the golf carts back, means as driver I can finally have a beer! Then it's back on the ferry and to BA.

Next day a few of us head off and do a tour of Boca Stadium, home of the Boca Juniors one of the most famous Argentinian teams also where Maradona started off.

Boca district
The stadium is not what I'd call flash, especially what looks like a cage that the away fans are put. But quite interesting none the less. We then head to the Boca district which is known for it's colorful houses and tango dancing on the street. Watch some dancers and grab a feed. The it's back to the hostel to tidy ourselves up before heading out to a Tango show at Cafe Tortoni. The dancing is pretty amazing and a good night is had. A few of us head out clubbing, the first club we go to is a gay club, some good music but man I've never seen so many tight white shirts in my life!! A few of us decide it's a bit too gay for us and head to another club that's more our style and dance the night away.

After getting in in the wee hours of the morning I sleep the day away and do some emails and stuff before heading out to San Telmo for dinner.

Mel and I showing our moves outside Cafe Tortoni
This is a square surrounded by restaurants who all put tables out for dinner. There's salsa and flamingo dancers showing there skills and generally just a real cool vibe which we sit and soak up. Have a great steak for dinner and a few vino tintos(red wines). Nice!

The next day Bev and I go for a bit of a walk, we head to La Recoleta Cemetary, the Cemetery includes graves of some of the most influential and important persons of Argentina. Most notably Eva Peron(Evita) of 'Don't cry for me Argentina' fame. It's quite flash and inly the flashest people are buried there. Then it's off to the Japanese Gardens before heading back to hostel. A couple of us then head in to San Telmo again to check out the markets, have a feed at a great wee parilla. A few of us try and go out for a Thai feed but that's closed so try Indian but again that's closed too. So have an Italian feed and head back and chil out at the hostel bar for the night.

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Muss the hunter gatherer
Muss the hunter gatherer
Bev, Ton, Tash. Lucie, Muss James …
Bev, Ton, Tash. Lucie, Muss James…
Boca district
Boca district
Mel and I showing our moves outsid…
Mel and I showing our moves outsi…
Des Vinel Parilla, look at that me…
Des Vinel Parilla, look at that m…
La Recoleta Cemetery
La Recoleta Cemetery
Tango dancers
Tango dancers