easy to see why Che left
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Our next stop heading north from Buenos is Rosario, birth place of Che Guevara. What we thought would be a nice leafy little town turned out to be a huge sprawling city of concrete and neon. And the best part is we have to stay here for 2 days as there is no bus to Posados until Monday. We have enjoyed extended, painful visits to toilets more than our first night here in Rosaario! The Lonely Planet would have the world believe that the hotel Literol where we stayed was 'clean and new'. They might like to update their comments. It is neither. However, the beer and wine are pleasantly cheap a litre of Quilmes lager is 5 pesos or less than a pound. So we spent the evening drinking the cheap booze and found a bar with a pool table.
Today we walked to the river front, after finding a lovely bright and cheerful hostel nearby (with free internet!). The Parana is huge and busy with a mix of 100-metre long ocean going freighters and jet skis. The national monument to General Belgrano and his design for the Argentinian flag is here and occupies an impressive area on the river front. Bit boring though. Have enjoyed the 30 degrees heat but looking forward to moving on tomorrow on our overnight bus.