I got hauled up on stage for a few drunken tunes to ring in the new year...(I thing this pic of me destroying Hotel California)
After Bariloche I sampled for the first time on the famuosly ridiculously bling Argentinian buses. For $60 I travelled the 20hr journey to Buenos Aires in style with 3 movies, 2 meals and free champagne...how bad? BA definitely lives up to the hype. The steaks are to die (or kill...or kill and then blame someone else) for, the women are the most beautiful on the planet (..not counting some obscure parts of West Cork), La Boca one of the most colourful little boroughs you`ll ever visit & the rest of the city is so full of more turbulent history than you can shake a stick at (..if shaking sticks is what floats your boat).
After Buenos Aires I took a monster 20+ hrs bus up to Iguazu Falls, a truly immense collection of powerful waterfalls (dwarfing Niagara Falls) on the border with Brazil. Apparantly the negative ions generated by the waterfalls contribute to giving people a feeling of giddyness & euphoria, who knows. I´m no Scientician.
Iguazu Falls...the money shots!
Garganta Del Diablo...aka The Devil`s Throat
Post-waterfall boozing in Iguazu hostel
Cordoba is a great little University City (8 in total) with great nightlife and....er....ok, I mainly just went on the lash. There. I`ve said it.
Great afternoon session with Lyden on the bongos in Tango Hostel
Here`s a spanish newspaper report of friends of ours who were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight..they made it onto the Argie equivalent of News at Ten afterwards! - http://edimpresa.diariouno.net.ar/2008/01/26/nota171099.html
Polo lesssons in Cordoba...lovin´ it!
Mendoza is a great city in the wine-growing region of Argentina (...its Malbec is world famous) and is no slouch on the partying front with loads of great party hostels & clubs scattered around the city. My highlight was definitely cycling around the wine region for 6 hours getting lashed on 101 different wines and stumbling back home to continue the messiness, drinking some lethal local concoction from a giant babies bottle!
Salta was a bit boring really...didn`t really see what all the hype was about. Far too sleepy for a big city & the weather was pants. If I told you the highlight of my time in Salta was sneaking into a 2 movies for the price of one that should give you a good idea of my opinion of it.