Published: May 16th 2012May 12th 2012
Buenos Aires is a constant hangover.
Bus from Puerto Iguazu was pretty luxurious, got dinner and breakfast as well as 4 films and a 140 degree slope on our seats! Get in, haha. but still didnt sleep that much as was finishing my book about dragons - EPIC ENDING!
So arrived in BA not feeling too fresh and found our hostel. The entrance to our hostel is like a porch but it smells horrendously of gas, we told the owners and they were like its not gas, cept there are two cupboard labelled gas in it so probs is.........
but other than that the hostel is very nice, got a room of 6 to ourselves (me and five girls), and yes that have all synced if you know what i mean so had to tread carefully for two days. we went for a wonder and didnt really get anywhere, but had an Asado which was awesome, is like grilled pork chops or something, and was only 4 pounds! then went to the pedestrian area and had a coffee more expensive than our food and bought 2 litres of vodka less expensive than a coffee, so that
was all very confusing.
Came back and got a chinese takeaway, me and soph went to go and get it (a bit tipsy) and they spoke spanish in a chinese accents so ordering was an ordeal, and has some beers waiting for it to come. then came back and prelashed with some of the other peeps in the hostel and made our way to club 69.
There is literally no way i can describe club 69 but i will try (thats commitment). I was dragged there expecting a drag show (one of the downsides of travelling with girls) we were greeted by men in drag and when the show started there were two men in drag, then 10 men in tights (with balloon penises to make it look like they were hungdaddys) then 10 girls in ballerina outfits. and throughout the nights they just got raunchier and raunchier cant describe some it was so weird! at one point they got a pole on a mini stage on wheels and were all dancing around that whilst being dragged around the club, and it was coming towards em at an alarming rate with one of the girls sat on the
edge with her legs spread, haha have never seen em panic so much!!! they also had a big breakdance comp and argentinian rap which were both awesome! was fun, but would probs pass on a return visit.......
we woke up at 3 pm the next day and then went to recolita. getting directions there was entertaining as no one understood our accent when we said recoleta, then when they finally got it they were ohhhh recoleta (saying it in the exact same way as we had), we were like um yeh.........
Went to the cemetry there, which is pretty cool tbh, found a few hectors and each person had there own little chapel or tombs , some were modern, some were classical and some were run down. my fave was one made out of rock so looked like a cave.
then came back and went out for the best steak in the world! no joke! spent 20 quid and had 600 grams medallions and chips and potatoes and salad and beer, was the best meal ever!!!!! literally melted in your mouth. started eating at like 11.30!
I dont know how but em and rach
still had space for a dessert. I couldnt have fitted an atom in my stomach! The desert was called a don hector and from then on the waiters and the girls called me don hector! Haha the waiter presented me the bill pointed to the 5 girls and called me "the don hector"
meant that soph and rachel were too lethargic to come out. soph got in bed at like 2 am and was like im gonna have a nap then come out..... she didnt come out. so was me, em honesty and riquaella. went to crobar which is a club under a bridge. they had the worst battle of the bands/singer competition ever! almost leftbecause of it, but then finally it stopped. it was just girls trying to sing in spanish and was pretty cringe. dj busted out some pretty good tunes after that tho. em was dancing so hard that she punched herself in the face, which was delightful! also a couple were dancing really raunchiley at the front, then the girl slipped and faceplanted so that was pretty fun. i also tried to pole dance, but hurt my balls so had to have a
sit down! was a fun night in the end and got back at 6
today we just went for a wonder in Palermo, which had posh shops, and not that much tbh. have never walked so much in my life!
Was a girl in the hostels birthday so we all prelashed and went out with them, prelash was fun an the vodka was mega cheap again! Went to a place called cocoliche, and me and em spent half an hour telling everyone how awesome glastonbury is! Got let in through a corugated iron door and the night commenced. Rachel was hillarious, she didnt make any sense and kept goin on about riquaella and the fact that she was her best friend! The walk home was funny, rach kept doing mini ballet dances on the pavement. Haha, and kept saying dont cry for me argentina in bed!
Next day we got up to go to the antiques market in san telmo (cept rachel..... Too hungover). The market was pretty cool, cept some of it was just old crap, like old bottle openers, we had a few at uni!
Also had old coke bottles, shop/kiosk 3d models and dead ferrets (they still had feet and a nose and eyes was so creepy!). Then we bused it la boca to see the colourful houses there. We were there just before a match tho, and a parade of about 30 buses full of chanting away fans (hanging out the windows) went past so that was cool. Got stranded for a bit tho as no taxis or buses went passed as the road was blocked and we didnt want to walk anywhere incase we stumbled into a dangerous area! Got back then set off to go to Franks bar. This is a secret bar where you knock, a bouncer lets you in then you type a code into a telephone box and a door opens, only problem was it was shut on sundays........ Or maybe we werent alternative enough for the bouncer to let us in. This did spark a long discussion about ideas for secret entry to bars tho so wasnt a pointless night!
Then got up early to go skydiving!!!!! Was literally insane and have great quality videos and photos, the girls have already watched it! Was the 4th person to go and absolutely loved it, the first 2 seconds are insane, and you can tell from the video that i was loving it! Went by myself and met 4 more girls from london (seriously is only girls travelling south america). Defo wanna skydive again.
Am on the bus to rosario now with a spanish film on that has an insanely confusing plot, so have given up!
Will update on rosario in a few days :)
Love don hector