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1. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

I thought it was off topic enough to write in this forum and not central/south am becuas eits really a pointless thread.

I have just arrived in Buenos Aires, thank god after the longest journey of my life, it has taken over 24 hours with airports etc to get here!!

It is so scorching and I am so so glad that I have arrived. I have walked around for 3 hours and managed to get burnt and my sking is palestinian too, i didnt think it was that hot!

Anyway, that is a stupid post i know but i had to tell someone how happy i am!

Tarik

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Congratulations Tarik!!!!!!!!

How are those nerves now - besides be frazzled by the heat?? Very glad to hear you made it there alive and well and ready for adventure. Enjoy your trip and don't forget to "write".

Wocca would say I'm being maternal again - but what the hell - looking forward to hearing about your experiences as you go. (At least I didn't tell you to remember to take your chloroquine or Malarone!)

isadora

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Lucky sod. I remember Buenos Aires. I got SO lost walking around in B.A. All the buildings were about the same height, and there is no geographical features to guide you.

I always felt safe there, though. Even at night, when the poor come out to sort through the garbage.

Enjoy the trip - let us know how it goes.

4. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Have a great time dude! Hope it's amazing!

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey Tarik!

Hurray! you made it.

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

"...I have just arrived in Buenos Aires ..."

Please tell us every / any thing about BA

7. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Well....
You wanna know what i´ve been up to. Firstly i have gotta mention that i´m sitting in this really seedy internet casfe next to arguably the most beautiful girl I have ever sat next to. This place is hot for women, i mean really really hot.

Talking of hot, it is roasting,i have learnt my lesson to stay out of the midday sun, i will never get burnt again, even though i learnt the hard way yesterday.

The steak costs about 2 pounds for a huge meal, and then a drink is about 50 pence or so.
We stayed in a posh hotel the first night, but moved out this morn and today moved into a nice hotel for 6 pounds each per night.
We didnt go out for a large one last night in the end cos we were so tired, but may go out for a few tonight. BA at night seems to change a bit more dodgy at night no more than at homer though, its just homeless people around.
Greg, where did you go out and meet people?? We wanna but have not been in any places yet that we have met other backpackers, any suggestions anyone?? also did you find language a problem cos im finding it very difficult at this point!!

SO far so good, let you know how it goes and if i have any more questions!!

Tarik

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

Greg, where did you go out and meet people?? We wanna but have not been in any places yet that we have met other backpackers, any suggestions anyone?? also did you find language a problem cos im finding it very difficult at this point!!

In Buenos Aires I didn't meet backpackers, actually. I arrived in B.A. after coming from Patagonia, so I wasn't too interested in hanging out with more gringos (lots of them down there). So I can't make suggestions as to where other backpackers would be. Usually, if I want to find backpackers, I go to where ever the Lonely Planet recommends you drink.

Locals, of course, can be met anywhere. Though I must admit their concept of not going out to the bars until 1 in the morning was a little much for me. 1am is bedtime!

My Spanish was pretty decent by the time I got to B.A., so I wasn't too bad. One of the nice things about hanging out with the locals is that you start to get a better grip on the language. If all else fails, a smile, an "Hola!" a point and a "Gracias" will get you pretty far.

Greg

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Yup, congrats indeed, and sounds like your having a great one. It wasn't that hard, was it?!

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Tarik you lucky bastard - have an excellent time mate.