Published: June 11th 2007June 11th 2007
Welcome to D and NatÂ¨s travel blog. WeÂ´ve put you on the list so you can follow our (mis)adventures through South America. Happy reading.
We arrived in Buenos Aires two weeks ago and began it like true Argentines by going to a futbol match (Boca Juniors vs Gymnasia de Jujuy), eating meat, and drinking lots of red wine. In fact, aside from meat, pasta, and pizza, thereÂ´s not much else to eat in Argentina, though we did find a killer vegetarian restaurant - it didnÂ´t have a sign and you had to knock on the big orange metal door to get in.
Buenos Aires brought us some great times, including all of the touristy stuff that everyone sees (Casa Rosada, MALBA museum, Avenida de Mayo, etc) and some lesser know treats like seeing an amazingÂ¨"alternative" tango band called Orquestra Tipica Fernandez Fierro, and Latin pop superstar Julieta Venegas. Buenos Aires also got us sick as we came down with a nasty case of Gripa - it is basically the flu with a scarier name. Oh, and D lost his ATM card - que lastima!
While we were in Buenos Aires, we took a day trip
to Tigre, home of the famous Puerto de Frutos. We thought it was going to be a farmerÂ´s market, but instead it was just a bazaar with the same hippie crap you can get in the states. Fortunately our new Argentine friends Sacho & Marianna came rescued us. A huge thanks to Sheri & Victor for introducing us to them. We also took a boat ride to Colonia, Uruguay, It was a very cool Spanish colonial town, but we got stranded for the night due to problems with unusually thick fog.
After a 6 hour plane delay (more fog), we arrived in Puerto Iguazu yesterday. They have a national park that is home to 275 of the craziest waterfalls youÂ´ve ever seen. Photos and a video are attached.
We have one more day in Iguazu, then weÂ´re off to Rio. We hear that they love pastels and dancing, so we should fit in just fine.
There are more photos below