Its been a few days now since I´ve had a free internet connection so only just getting round to updating you all!
Following montevideo we got a 2 hour bus to Colonia which is a very small town on the edge of uruguay. It is very beautiful and full of old cobbled streets and lovely restaurants and stalls so it wasn´t hard to enjoy!" However, it was very small and we covered all the main sights in around an hour!
From Colonia we got a 1 hour boat to Buenos Aires and a Taxi to our hotel to finish the tour off! For the last two nigths of the tour we stayed in a 4 star hotel near calle Florida which is very busy and near all the shops so it was perfect to get us going!As we have a week on our own here as well now the tour has finished we spent our first few days getting our bearings and wandering aroud the shops.
We saw the march of the mothers of the disappeared as well yesterday afternoon which was very moving. (for those that haveñ´t heard of them - their sons were taken away and given to other familys or put into the military and have never been found or disclosed as dead or alive). This only happened in 1970´s so it is still a very sore subject for many.
Last night we went to ´siga la vaca´or follow the cow in english! It is a massive ásado´restaurant which is basically a huge barbeque and you work your way through the different parts of a cow - awesome! For 60 pesos it is all you can eat, pudding and a bottle of wine per person! I even had some very tasty cow intestine to add to a chicken heart that i had a few weeks back! Slowly getting through some interesting foods!
To top off a lovely evening we went to ´hooters´for a novelty evening and their drinks deals! Classy brits and aussie´s on tour!
Just got to our new hostel called che lagarto in Buenos Aires where we´re staying for a week. Looks great from first impression and will keep you updated as i go along!
Byeeeee, Barney xxx