6-12th November 2016
Buenos Aires started off and kept continuing to be exciting. It was the final days with Becca and our two pals from Pantanal, Alan and Steph, also messaged me to say they’d be there too!
First stop was the football match.
It was insane. Not just finding our way there but apparently the only place in the world where away supporters are banned from each match. So you have an entire stadium cheering for only one side. With no roof to the stadium the blistering sun takes its toll on even the hardiest of locals. A spray of water into the crowd from the fire brigade almost caused pandemonium as supporters crushed each other to feel the cold water.
Our final meal was an Argentinian steak. So good in fact that it wasn’t the last time I saw this place!
Becca had to fly the next day so I managed to tag along with Steph and Alan to Ricoletta, the most upmarket cemetery you can think of.
Alan said “James, look. These birds relieve themselves everywhere here”
As I removed my hat and looked I felt it. They did indeed relieve themselves everywhere. Right now, it was on my hair and on my shoulders! Time to find a water hole for the flowers and have an impromptu shower at the cemetery!
The next day I felt nervous. A feeling I’ve come to really enjoy when it comes. I was meeting up with Mooonnnnjjjjaaaa! We originally met in Mexico and she’s decided to fly down to Buenos Aires to then go and hike Patagonia. I admire her up-and-at-em attitude!
She’d planned a bike tour for us to join on to which although I didn’t find it the most thrilling tour, it was fantastic to be back on a bike after so long. With these drivers around it was good to have a chaperone to cross the streets too!
Tonight was Tango night at the hostel and we sure weren’t going to miss it!
Monja was a gem to be around. Just her presence making me more willing to do and try new things, always there with a smile. The sort of person you want to surround yourself with.
Tomorrow was something new entirely.
With only a few days left before my flight to Ushuaia what better to do than hop on a boat and explore a new country. This is why I love my life at the minute.
I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves here. It was a fab time; the air was cleaner, the cars were very retro, the people nice and the sunsets magnificent. All of this I have Monja to thank for.