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Last night was our last night with Joey here in Buenos Aires. Aaron, Brett, and I went to his apartment and had dinner with him and Jessie. We made some rib eye with a red wine reduction and also made some pasta tossed with onion, garlic, and a white wine cream sauce topped with sautéed red peppers. It was a delicious meal. We all hung out and chatted until about 1am and we said our goodbyes. Brett and I had to get up this morning and go to the Paraguayan consulate this morning to get our visas to enter the country in a couple days so we were trying to get a good night’s sleep. However about 3am the club next to our hostel started just RAMMING and they played ridiculous dance music until literally 745 ... read more


URUGUAY. We took a boat to Uruguay that took an hour or so. It was a huge cruise liner boat, I’ve never been on anything like it but it had a duty free, a full kitchen cafeteria, Wi-Fi and TV’s. It was a pleasant experience for sure but I could have used a little more time to sleep on the old boat. We took the boat to a city called Colonia del Sacramento which is north of the capital of Montevideo and it’s an old city, colonial just as its name suggests, full of old buildings and has a very quaint and tranquil atmosphere about it. We arrived and walked around the city for a while, admiring the buildings and just taking in the peace and quiet since we had a few rough days in BA. ... read more
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Buenos Aires has been getting pretty rowdy. Mattcam and Phil arrived and since then it has just been a crazy party. I thoroughly apologize about the quality of this entry however it has been a rough few days and honestly I don’t have it in me to write well. We have gone to some clubs, some street fairs, some bars, we watched the biggest soccer game in the country and that night I puked in the other Milhouse because I was so hammered and may or may not have had some help from and outside source. I’ll let you deliberate as to what that outside source may be. I went to bed early that night. I tried to show Matt and Phil the city but we just sleep until around 5pm and rarely see the light ... read more
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The last few days have been spent detoxing and sleeping. Also I got on some antibiotics because I felt legitimately ill. Brett and Joey are also on antibiotics because they are also feeling the same. I am not sure if it’s the hard partying we have been doing or just the fact that we are living with six other people in a room and in a hostel with about one hundred other residents that also party hard and probably have all kinds of sicknesses. I have been washing my hands and drinking a lot of water and staying off the piss though so that has been helping and I am now feeling back to normal. We went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant the other night which was delicious. It was nice to have some ... read more
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So the last few days have been, as Aaron Berry Cook puts it, an alcoholic haze. Yesterday Brett and I actually did some productive things we walked around the city and saw some sights. We walked through Recoleta which is a really nice part of the city and reminded me a lot of Paris. There were all kinds of high end shops and stores lining the street. I bought a new Barca jacket since I had the Holland one stolen. I got a belt, which I needed since I have just been wearing a Peruvian sash for the last two months. It really isn’t Buenos Aires material. The new belt is brown and sweet. After that I got a haircut which was super productive. I have just been burning through cash here which is easy to ... read more
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So the last few days have been, as Aaron Berry Cook puts it, an alcoholic haze. Yesterday Brett and I actually did some productive things we walked around the city and saw some sights. We walked through Recoleta which is a really nice part of the city and reminded me a lot of Paris. There were all kinds of high end shops and stores lining the street. I bought a new Barca jacket since I had the Holland one stolen. I got a belt, which I needed since I have just been wearing a Peruvian sash for the last two months. It really isn’t Buenos Aires material. The new belt is brown and sweet. After that I got a haircut which was super productive. I have just been burning through cash here which is easy to ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén May 3rd 2011

We took the bus to a town called El Chalten, it’s about three hours from El Calafate and it’s the jumping off point for treks to two mountains, Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. These mountains are massive and daunting and only two or three people are able to summit them every year. We arrived at our hostel, Condor del los Andes and got ourselves settled in. we met an Aussie guy at breakfast named Jeremy, or Jez as his friends call him. He was a hell of a cool guy. We also went with our roommate Farhan, a guy from London. The weather was beautiful and everyone there said how lucky we were to have such lovely weather because this time of year it isn’t certain what it will be like. We got our stuff ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Calafate April 28th 2011

A 30 hour bus ride sounds a little worse than it actually is. Granted, it was pretty damn boring but we watched something like five movies and I did quite a lot of sleeping, or slapen, for those Dutch readers. The biggest problem I had with it all was that I basically lost a whole day of my life on the bus and no Gerard Butler and Jennifer Anniston movie can remedy that. The bus stopped like five times and the final stop last night was for dinner, we dined at a lovely spot called the FSA gas station located on the Atlantic coast of Argentina. The cuisine was spectacular. Amidst the grease covered gas station attendants and the simpletons who were also sharing the fare, they served, a la carte of course, your choice of ... read more
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So yesterday was pretty much a wash since we checked out of our hostel at 10am and couldn’t go to our new hostel until 3pm. We sat in a bar and drank a lot all afternoon, hence the barrage of social networking and the semi barbaric blog entry from yesterday. Although that first picture of me on the blog from yesterday is a horrible but great one, after taking one of the worst shots of tequila I have ever taken in my entire life, I think my face says it all. We had some empanadas after our booze fest and headed to our new hostel and we all passed out and slept for like five hours until around 8pm or so. Joey and I went down to the common area and had some beers which were ... read more
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Last night was a wild time. SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS. We got iced by Joey at MALABAR. Brett fell down a couple times. He may have slept on the floor in our room for a while. I ate a pound of ravioli by myself at 6am. WE ARE NOT ROLE MODELS. Happy Easter. And.....I AM NOT GOING TO URUGUAY BITCH!!!... read more
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