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When you die you go to a nightclub in Rossario

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Well, my passport says I spent 14 days in Argentina but can´t seem to recall most of them. Got to Buenas Aires from Colonia and checked into the Millhouse, bad idea. The Millhouse is a quality place but ure gona see shit all of BA if you stay there. All you do is drink and party there, my mate Finn managed to go for 37 hours straight there. The earliest I got out of the hostel was 11.54 am, and that was pushing it.
Did manage to see a bit of the city though, its a really cool city. Managed to restock on all the stuff I´d managed to destroy or lose, crap its cheap there.
BA itself is an amazing place, its quite a European city, and thanks to currency crash in 2001 its absolutely dirt cheap. Could pretty much go to any restaurant, bar or shop and could quite easily get whatever.
Ended up spending 8 days there which really should have been enough had I been able to drag my ass out of bed before noon. However what I did see was quality. The port area was really nice, sort of like Salford Quays and the Albert Docks, only nicer. It was really good alking down there at night with all the high risers lit up. Also managed a bit of culture, yes dad culture, went to National Art Gallery, was pretty cool, though they had some strange stuff. Apparently a model of a KISS concert qualifys to be National Gallery along with the Monet and Van Goughs (I think I spelt that right). Also checked out the Falklands memorials and exhibts. One the end of the main shopping street theres a collection of pictures taken during the battle, however its a tad one sided. Seems to present them as a liberating force and completely omits the bit about them getting them losing the whole thing. However every map in Argentina has it down as theres, someones abviously needs to have a word with the boys down and printing place. However not to worry as it seemed like every English guy was willing to correct it on any map they saw.
So after 8 days decided I needed to see some of Argentina so headed off with a few people in my dorm to Rossario. Its a town or city, not too sure, which is North West of BA on the river. Also the claim to fame is that its where that Che guy was born, Castros mate. However the main reason people guy is due to what everyone says of the women, that they´re stunning, and yes.... I can confirm tha rumour as being true. I have never in my entire life been in a club with so many stunning looking people. Crap.
So anyway after the delights of Rossario we headed to Mendoz, the area where they make all the wine. On one day we hired some bies and cycled round this massive park, now until then I hadnt been on a bike in around about 10 years. Luckly you dont forget. So did that for an afternoon. Was quality. Then the next day we headed to the vinyards and did a cycle tour on a couple of high quality bikes, my back brake didnt work, neither did the gears and the chain kept slipping. However was still mazing, got to cycle all around the different wine places and try all the red wine. So now after a few tasting sessions I can now class myself as a wine expert and will no doubt actually know what Im doing when I order the stuff in a restaurant.
However all good things have to come to an end and so I headed off the following day to Chile where I am due to fly out of all the way to New Zealand.

Posted by Snow21 14:00 Archived in Argentina

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