I´m down to my last few days in Argentina before I head back to the states. Finding time to update/upload pictures to my blog is getting harder and harder as my departure date gets closer and closer.
After Puerto Madryn and the whales I journeyed back to the lakes district. Stayed in El Bolson a couple of days at a nice ladies house I found through the tourist office. She was twice my age and had twice my energy. We bumped into each other at the local artisians fair and she took me by the hand and introduced me to all of her friends at the fair saying ¨This is Tim from the United States and he is staying at my house¨
I then went back to Bariloche for a few more days since I really liked it the first time through. Ski season was over but there was still a few days of snowy weather. Rented a car with some friends and did a scenic drive through the mountains to San Martin de los Andes. Great scenery along the away.
The last few days in Bariloche were spent doing for some fun hikes in the mountains with friends in the great weather.
I´m now in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An amazing city of 16 million people. A little bit of culture shock for me since I hadn´t been in a major city since La Paz, Bolivia over 10 weeks ago. It´s spring time in Buenos Aires the first city in my travels that I haven´t had to wear a jacket in four months. Had to break down and buy a pair of shorts it is so warm. Made me realize that I missed spring entirely this year during my travels and when I get back to the states it will be winter.
I´ve been exploring the city of Buenos Aires (BsAs for short). Walking through San Telmo and the surrounding neighborhoods is loads of fun. San Telmo has an amazing antique fair every Sunday. Many interesting things to look at and in the evening the plaza turns into a big dance floor with tango dancing under the stars. I took a tango lesson and managed not to crush my partners feet. Hopefully I´ll have time for some more lessons before I leave. Spent Halloween volunteering my time at a Halloween Party at an after school english program. Helped out with the halloween games and then had to speak about the Halloween traditions in the states. It´s not a big deal in South America so the kids were all curious what it was all about. I even helped judge the costume contest from the 75 kids. Felt a bit like Simon on American Idol, only I wasn´t as mean.
Off for a quick trip to Iguazu Falls and then back to BsAs for a few days before heading back to the USA.
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The Road Goes on Forever and the Party Never Ends