Express to Buenos Aires
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Caught the Colonia Express over to Buenos Aires this morning. Had a stroke of luck with Uruguayan immigration - when we came across at Paysandu, we were not given any paperwork by the Uruguayan officials although they should have handed us each a card with an entry stamp on it that is then handed back. Apparently you can be fined about US$30 each if you don´t have this card when you leave! We explained that we were never given it in the first place and after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, our passports were stamped and we were waved through, without having to pay. Had to wait for ages at the terminal in Buenos Aires for a taxi, so in the end getting off the ferry and finding a taxi took longer than the river crossing itself! Turns out our flat isn´t actually in San Telmo, but just across the main road in not such a nice area.
Had a major problem with noise last night, our neighbour next door decided to turn the music on in his flat to such a high level that things in our flat were shaking and we couldn´t hear the TV! Melissa´s Spanish must be improving because when we knocked on his door to complain, there hasn´t been a problem since! Mind you, we think it was actually a guy from up the hall causing the problem because he answered the door and claimed he was allowed to have loud music because it was Saturday (even though it was actually Friday!) and when he left our neighbour´s the music started up his end (didn´t affect us too badly, though his neighbours then started banging on his door!).