Pete slept through the entire class, probably shouldn´t have bothered going! But I fared better (UBS trained me well!) and managed to take something in I hope!
The next day we went on a tour of the city, seeing the beaches, the rich areas, the botanical gardens and the old town. All of it beautiful.
The next day we went back to B.A via colonia, and met Mike (an aussie) on the ferry. We caught a bus with him up to Iguazu. We attempted to go to the brazilian side for the afternoon, but by the time we got thru immigration (mike had to go straight back as he didn´t have a visa for brazil) got on the wrong bus, got on the right bus, and realised brazil was an hour ahead, the park was closed! A real shame, but the next day we went to the argentinean side of the falls, and that was well worth it!!
(I´ve got back into the lunging!)
We walked around the park, every sight as beautiful as the last, and went on the boat right into the waterfall, got absolutely soaked!! luckily it was a beautiful hot day!
We then got a bus that evening down to Cordoba. It was absolutely boiling in Cordoba, and we were in a hostel with a bar and pool, so we headed straight there, and met an English couple and a dutch guy, who were heading to a tango class. I loved it, I definately want to take lessons again, if only I could convince James.
We then went on to a really cool club, and the night goes very hazy!! The next day we were catching a bus to mendoza, but not till 10pm!! We checked out at 11am, having got back god-knows when. So me and pete spent the afternoon lying on the grass in the central park, sleeping! Pete also puked in the park bin a couple of times, just to add to our touch of class!
We checked into a really cool hostel in Mendoza, and headed on to a bikes and wines tour. (the hungover had finally gone!) Basically u ride a bike round 6 or so wineries in the main wine region. I´d heard lots about it, but too much biking and not enough drinking for my liking! (Amy and Jilly, our american wine tasterer companions, and translators!) Tasted some good wine tho, and some good liquores and chocolate.
The next day was great, we lazed by the pool and sunbathed, tan at last! That night I drank way too much wine with an english girl called bev, and had to get up for the bus to Santiago feeling like shit! We also had a bit of a mare crossing the border, well pete did, as when we got off the bus for immigration Pete had his Ipod, but when we got back on, it was gone! He was pretty gutted!!!
When we arrived in Santiago, we then had to go to the police station and do all that crap, but luckily it was pretty painless, thanks to a very friendly policeman with an amazing monobrow! We went next door to our hostel that night to the most amazing sushi restaurant ever! and so cheap!! with the irish couple we´d met in mendoza.
(Robert, Orla, Ronan and Pete)
Then we were straight off again to La Serena, killing time till our flight to Easter Island....