Hola chicas y chicos,
disfrutado la vida de Argentine!
We landed friday morning after 20 hours of flying and 6 hours of eating, and card playing in Atlanta airport. Good times though, as we had three seats to share on both flights - pretty lucky as the flights were very well booked.
Of course we made it out to enjoy the nightlife in BA friday with Begoña, Jonathan, and some very nice chicas de Argentine y Colombia. First, we enjoyed some very nice food at a very fancy (but cheap compared to Denmark) restaurant, and later we went clubbing at a disco called Congo. It got pretty late and I think we made it back to our hostel (Recoleta Hostel) around 3 in the morning.
Saturday; the big wedding day of Luciana y Hernán. Such a beautiful ceremony and the greatest setting for the party afterwards. It was outdoors most of the time on a beautiful farm with white chairs, sofas and tables on a great open field near the casa where there was dancing. The festivities started around noon and went on to after midnight at which point we drove the 40 kilometres back to BA and partied on (at Congo again) until around 6 ...
Very good times!
Slept most of today and now hoping that we will be arranging the remainder of our trip soon :)
Thinking it will be Tierra del Fuego and southern Patagonia after Buenos Aires and then up around Cordoba and Iguazu waterfalls, before heading for either Rio de Janero or Santiago... :) great planning right
I have to get going now, but will of course get back to you all soon (for those who do not wish to be excessively spammed on updates from Argentina ..too bad :)
30 March 2007
I really need to learn Spanish fast! Not that you can't get by with sign language (people don't know that much English), but I have a very strong hunch that it would be a little easier and much more fun if it could be done in Spanish!
Anyways, I've heard evil tongues say that the travel descriptions are too too long... don't know how to take that, but at the moment it's just bueno as my sleep deprived brain isn't up for the task of writing of the last weeks VERY full program in detail.
I will upload more pictures soon (on www.23hq.com/soren.korsbaek) and post the long detailed story there and on www.myspace.com/travellingsa, but just a quick recap;
After the wedding and enjoying Buenos Aires for 4-5 days, we early morning on 21 March decided to take a little trip down south (...further south that is).
So, 3 hours and 3000+ kilometers later we were in Rio Gallegos in very southern Patagonia, and after spending 4-5 hours sleeping on a bench in the airport, we jumped on a bus for a cozy little 12 hour bus ride to Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego (aka 'the end of the world).
Funny thing about the end of the world - the climate is almost like in Denmark, but the landscape and wildlife is a bit different. Anyways, for this the pictures will really do alot better than any description of how amazing and beautiful it was down there. We visitied national parks around Ushuaia (22 March), Puerta Natales and Torres del Paine (mountains) in Chile (24 March), El Calafate and the nearby glaciers (26 March) and on the 27 March saw penguins at the southernmost point on the south American continent.
Of course all this trekking and healthy activities had to be countered with something... we chose drinking and partying, driving excessively in buses and of course playing cards (the International Gurken Championship (IGC)) - all of which resulted in getting only a couple of hours a sleep at night, and then catching a couple of hours during the day driving somewhere. Good times though!!!
Back in Buenos Aires on 28 March we had a relaxing day of booking tickets and finding out other practical details.. In the night, of course, partying again coming home at 4 in the morning. 29 March - Kasper's B-day - we got up after a good 4 hours of sleep and ran out the door to catch the boat to Colonia in Uruguay. Here we had planned to have a nice relaxing day on the beach, but as it was cloudy and rained, we instead went around the town admiring the architecture and (hold on now), we actually went into museums as well ..!
We got back to Buenos Aires around 7 pm and then quickly took a shower and then took the metro up to North BA, where we went to a soccer-match between River (BA team) and Liga (from Ecuador); Amazing atmosphere; singing, yelling, clapping and all red and white colors of the home team :) Back from the match at around 11 pm, we then started drinking and went out to a real cool hip-hop place where there were really nice breakdance battles until 2 and after that open dancefloor!!! Cool B-day!
Leaving Buenos Aires for good today; in 2 hours taking a 20-hour bus to the Iguaza waterfalls on the border between Argentina and Brazil! Really excited about this!
I think I have told about the plans after that, but just in short; Iguazu waterfalls 31 March - 2 April, Cordoba 3-5 April and Mendoza 6 April to probably around 9 April. From there we head into to Chile and Santiago. Probably leave Santiago after a couple of days there and then go to the Salt deserts on the border to Bolivia.. From then on we haven't planned the trip exactly and might not be in complete agreement either ...I'm rooting for Columbia and Venezuela and Kasper pulling in the direction of Bolivia and Peru... we'll see where we end up :)
See, it can be short! ...oups..