We left Colonia at about 10 o´clock yesterday-it´s a nice little place and all of the buildings were beautiful! The day before we hired a go-cart type thing and spent an hour driving around the town-it got a bit warmer too! We managed to have sweet and sour chicken in a restaurant called `The Drug store`, and even though it was served with peas and carrots it was a nice taste from home!
It´s our first full day in Buenos Aires. It´s a really pretty place, most of the buildings look Colonial and it´s very busy! When we arrived yesterday we had a look around the town-there are an awful lot of leather shops, and everyone seems pretty eager to get you into theirs! In the evening we had a Tango lesson and watched a tango show with a meal. We managed to master 7 basic steps in an hour but watching the pros made me think that we may need a few more hours practice before we can dance like them!
I think tonight we´re heading to a steak house called ´Follow the cow´(or the Spanish translation), which is meant to be an all you can eat and drink type of place for about 10 pounds! After tonight we head to our hostel for another 7 nights which is about a block away from the hotel that we´re staying in at the moment-I think it will be a shock to go back to a dorm after living in hotels for nearly 3 weeks-we´ve been rather spoilt!
We have a rough plan of our next journey! We´ve decided to cut down our time in Fiji to 2 weeks, as it´s meant to be very expensive, and add the extra week on to our time in South America. On the 31st (i think) we will take a 15 hour bus to Mendoza to stay a night or two and have a wander around the vineyards and wineries, then head up to Salta , then we will head to La Paz abd take a day trip to Lake Titicaca and then head on to Cusco in Peru. From Cusco we will head to Macchiupicciu (we´ll probably have to take the train up as you have to book months in advance to do the Inca trail), then we´ll head back to Cusco, back to La Paz, hopefully go a 2 or three day trip to see the Salt Flats in Bolivia, then cross the border into Chile! We´ve got about 3 weeks to cram all of this in and then head down to Santiago where we fly out to New Zealand but it should be good fun! We´ve quite used to the night buses by now, and some of them are pretty comfortable with seats that turn into beds!