What a busy week it has been! Buenos Aires was fantastic and subsequently we were out all day and all evening for the last week and I wasn´t just being lazy and blogging but literally didn´t have time!!
We went to the Boca match last sunday night that finished in a 0-0 draw but was the most electric atmosphere I had ever been a part of. The crowd were jumping and chanting for the whole game and the stadium was actually shaking - i thought it was going to come down at one stage when the cement structure above us was actually vibrating up and down by around 6-8inches! The crowd let out piercing whistles when the opposition were attacking that felt deafening and when boca were going forward the chanting and jumping was like being in a stampede!!
On monday night we had our re-arrnaged valentines day (so we could fit the football in :)!) we went to the carlos gardel tango show courtesy of mum and dad - Thank you! was ecellent - big steak and a three course meal with unlimited drinks! The dancing was incredible and at one stage it was like a higlight video of all the lifts and intricate parts of strictly come dancing combined (yes I watch strictly come dancing...)!
The rest of the week was spent sight seeing in buenos aires from boca to palermo as well as a gaucho day experience on wednesday where we went horse riding, had a traditional asado (argetine bbq) where you work through the parts of a cow and saw some fo the local games such as sortija where on horseback you have to thread a stick through a tiny hole! Was a great day and although it was full of old people and parents dancing we met an american couple who seemed to want to drink the bar dry!!
We got a flight to el calafate yesterday afternoon and have just planned our next few days. Today we´re heading to the perito moreno glacier in el calafate before getting a bus to puerto natales tomorrow. On monday we go to torres del paine national park for more glaciers, lakes and trekking before boarding our ferry on monday evening that goes up through the southern chile islands and arrives in puerto montt in southern chile on friday 26th of February.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the blogs!
love barney xxx