Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Clubbing in a church and the fall.

Hola chicos!

So crazy times were had in salta. I purchased a beautiful cropped flamingo tshirt, which i felt guilty about buying but absolutley love it!

And after our free chilli at the hostel, i wore this top to the club we went to afters, which was an old church in a cementry. and the shots over here are muy peligroso, because you have no idea how much you are drinking!! especially when everyone wants to buy you drinks..

...basically the story goes like this - alot of alochol, lots of dancing, me and sarah running around chatting to the djs making them lady gaga, rachel disappearing and meeting the pretty boy.
twas a good, very drunken and silly night! basically the pretty boy was very pretty but was from southampton and works in formula 1, not a surfer...still quite a cool job though. so everyone had lots of drunken fun at the club and after ;)

we woke up half an hour before check out time, all still majorly drunk, chucked on some clothes and packed and then we squeezed into a taxi to have the  best mcdonalds you´ve ever tasted!

and i saw the pretty boy again back at the hostel before we left..but it was all cool.

so then we left sarah and macca :( and me rach and laura headed to iguazu for the most spectaular waterfalls you´ve ever seen! it was a loong journey, 23 hours on the bus. but you get as many crackers and choccie biscuits as you can eat plus some food and alcohol..which i did not want in the state i was in!

iguazu the town is pretty small with not much going on, but the hostal was nice, with a warm pool and outside kitchen. we went to the falls the nexy day - it really needs an entire day to explore just the argentinian side, as you can also view it from brasil for the day. the park itself is beautiful, its quite a tropical climate so lots of jungely type flora and fauna, with lots of colourful butterflies, possums and huge lizards running around! there are big jungle cats and lots of other animals, but you have to be very lucky to see them.

the falls itself, is huge. 29 waterfalls make up iguazu and 36 olympic swimming pools a second gets chucked down.  there are 2 main parts, the devils mouth and the rest really. the devils mouth is quite scary as viewing it from below and above, you cant see the otherside as theres so much water and spray around, it looks like its constantly in a huge cloud of fog. me and laura got on the 12 minute boat ride for a stupid price, but was well worth it as 12 mins is all you need! you zoom around the falls in this tiny little boat, you dont even get under it as its too dangerous, but you get soo wet, its like having bucket after bucket of water thrown over you. i went in my bikini which sounds silly, but was a wise choice as if you´re not prepared, youll be soaked down to your pants!

it was an incredible experience though, a must do if any one ever goes there! after drying off a bit, we met rach who went on a seperate trip, and walked the lower and then the upper trails to see the falls from all sides, before getting the train to the devils mouth. 

a picture may say a thousand words, but word cannot say how amazing this place is. the photos just wont do it justice, you just have to go there. a famous saying from an american presidant who visited is, ¨poor niagra¨. and i agree.

we spent the whole day there, and waited until dusk as you see the falls in a whole new light and its far less busy. the next day we spent by the pool as it was sooo hot and we needed another day before another long night bus.

so that was a couple of days ago and now we´re in rosario, birthplace of che , not thatd youd know it, theres not much to do with him here. but its a pretty city and not many tourists which is a nice break. we went down to the port today and got bombarded by a whole class of kids from santa fe, on a day trip and had our pictures taken with them and they tried to speak english with us which was cute.

the argentinian spanish is super hard to understand, which is a shame as i feel like my spanish is getting better. they had different spanish words and a really different pronounciation which makes everything very alien!

so tomorrow we´re off to Mendoza, the wine regions where you can go wine tasting on a bike. also hoping to meet sarah and macca again, if you´re reading thism STAY THERE!!

and harry potter is out in argentina tomorrow, SUPER EXCITED!!!

anyways, dont be a stranger, keep in touch and miss you all.

thinking of you always han, best of luck and ciao to everyone else!! xxxxx

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