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Published: August 19th 2011
Stayed at another Bambu hostel which was really nice and chilled. When we arrived there were loads of people outside having a drink, but by the time we checked our stuff into the room and went back outside they had all dissapeared! I think they must have smelt the ridonkulous amounts of deet insect repellant i was wearing!
That day we just chilled out and in the evening we headed to a steakhouse to try some famous Argentine beef! We ordered a mixed grill to share but had no idea what was going to be included on it... When it arrived we were impressed because there was a shitload of meat onit! However, we were also a bit perplexed because we didn't know what any of the cuts of meat were. There were some wierd ball shaped things, which did honestly look like testicles (they turned out to be similar to black pudding), then there was a good slab of neck meat (which those of you who have been to Prego the Brazilian steakhouse in London will know is not an ideal cut of meat!), then there was some wierd things which were cream in colour and looked
like ears...the list goes on.
It was cheap though! 30 quid for the grill, potatoes and a bottle of wine...but then i guess you can't really charge too much for offel can you!
That night we had a shit night sleep. There was some twatish American who decided to have a conversation to his other yank mate at the top of his voice at 3am...I'm suprised the evils that Hayley was giving him the next morning didn't make him crumple to a heap and start crying!
We headed to Iguazu falls again, but this time to see the Argentinian side. There was much more to see on this side and we even got the chance to have a boat ride up to the bottom of some of the falls which was wicked....but veeeery wet. Hayley kept saying the whole boat ride ''I don't like it!, i wanna go back!!''...much to my amusement, because there was no going back, she just had to sit there whilst an immense amount of water came crashing down on the boat and her. If it wasn't so wet on the floor i would have been ROFLOL.
After the boat
trip we headed to the next part of the falls called the 'devils mouth'. It's called this because it's the fiercest part of the waterfall. The large river is chanelled into a very narrow opening and over the waterfall. It was, as i liked to say, a humbling experience to see how powerful nature can be.
In the evening we chilled out playing the only two card games we know (slam and shithead) and then headed to bed...which is where our troubles began.
I had decided to sleep in a different bed to the previous night because I had been bitten a few times by what looked suspiciously like bed bugs. After 30 mins I awoke to Hayley shaking me and telling me that there were bugs all over her bed! I looked and she was not joking...her bed was swarming with little bed bugs! I looked at some of the other empty beds in the room and they too were swarming with bed bugs!! We told the Hostel staff who sprayed the beds with a insect killer but they said they had no other free beds to move us into because they were all taken! So instead
the luxury coach!!
Compare this to the drunken standards of the national express!!
we had to sleep in two of the beds at the other end of the dorm and just hope that there were no bed bugs in it!!
In the morning we woke up and Hayley had been literally EATEN ALIVE! i estimated over 30 bites up her arms and stomach! needless to say...Hayley was very vocal in her indignation! I sopke to the hostel manager who knocked a little money off the cost of the room but the damage was already done. I managed to get off pretty lightly, with only 7 or 8 bites.
We sprayed our clothes and bags with insect killer and plan to get them dry cleaned in Buenos Aires in case there are any bed bugs that may have gotten in our clothes. We alse decided that Hayley should wear a long sleeve jumper when checking into the hostel in Buenos Aires in case they turn us away at the door like lepers!
That afternoon we got the coach from Iguazu falls to Buenos Aires. There are 3 types of coach in Argentina...Cama (which is standard class), Semi cama (the chair reclines relatively far back) and cama executivo (the chair reclines fully
back into a flat bed, you get your own tv with movies on demand, you get two meals, and a bloke serving you drinks...needless to say we went cama executive!! and service did not dissapoint.
We arrived in BA around 9am and after getting a cab, i managed to get us lost and tried to check us in to the wrong hostel! Hayley found the hostel for us. It's called the Milhouse Avenue and it is awsome (if your reading this Ben J, cheers for the recomendation!).
When trying to check in i realised that somehow (i have absolutely no idea how) i have managed to reset my padlock code, whilst it was on my bag, so i am locked out of my bag which has my passport and money in! Luckily the bloke at the reception had just showed me how to get into it using a pen, but the padlock is gonna be a permanent feature now, unless i get some blot cutters!
tonight i think we are gonna try see my mate Benji and head to a club later on (the clubs don't even open until 2 or 3 am here!!)
hear from us soon
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