Due to the late night/early morning evening, I took some time to sleep in a little so I had at least 4 hours of sleep under my belt. Finishing all my packing, I grabbed some breakfast from the hotel before checking out and heading onto my next adventure. I walked over to Hostel Estoril to make sure that my bus ticket would work even though all my passport numbers weren't listed on the ticket. Since that was good to go, I took a cab to Retiro Bus Terminal. The last thing I wanted to do was walk around the city lugging my heavy duffle bag.
After a little roaming to find a bus company that would take me from Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, I got a bus ticket from Pluma for a 22 hour bus ride - ugh that will be rough. I was a little early for my bus to Puerto Iguazu so I grabbed some lunch and sat to update my notes on my trip. I also did a bit of people watching. It is amazing how similar people are despite which country they live in. Security had a bit of trouble with a homeless lady
who was wandering around talking to herself. They finally chased her out after she threw a cup.
Once the bus arrived, I found my seat. I had the perfect spot - top of the bus front right corner in a single seat! I had a great view and the stairs to the bathroom were right behind me. As I was getting settled in a lady joined my row across the aisle by the window and sat there crying. I did my best not to stare and give her privacy. Then as coincidence would have it, Jeeves plops down beside me. I knew we were on the same bus but we got lucky enough to be sitting right next to each other.
The bus was very fancy. It had plush seats that leaned back practically flat and had a foot rest that continued the seat to make it feel like a bed. The company provided pillows, blankets, and food for the trip. We received a cracker & jelly/alfajor snack, chicken dinner, and breakfast on the overnight trip. They even had TVs playing movies (which happened to be in English with Spanish subtitles so even I could watch them). Jeeves
and I spent a lot of the ride talking about traveling, movies, books, and the adventures we had in Buenos Aires. He even gave me recommended book series for Carl to read called "The Wheel of Time". It was nice having someone to chat with because the view wasn't the most exciting thing to look at out the bus windows. Argentina is relatively flat and mostly fields - and being winter pretty desolate. We did pass by a ship that was sitting in the middle of nowhere at one point and saw a nice sunset, but that was about the extent of the excitement. Good thing the comfy seats made it easy to fall asleep.
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