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Buenos Aires

Location: Argentina

On our 2nd last day we did a bike tour of BA. Smart way of checking out BA, especially as some places like La Boca are so touristy that it's not worth making a separate trip. And dodging BA traffic was fun too.

Paloma and Kerryn - they couldn't stop talking.

With our guides Monica and Paloma. There were only 6 people in the group and a quick way to check out the city. Not sure about my helmet-head

Like the colour of this one but certainly wasnt going to do the cheesy thing and stick my head through the hole.

El Caminito (The Walk) in La Boca - probably the most touristy photo in BA.

Mate (pronounced "maateh"). Mate is some herbal tea which Sth Americans drink from these cups through the metal straw device. The interesting thing was that you'd see couples or groups of people walking the streets, sharing drinks from this cup whilst the other carries a thermos full of hot water. Not sure about the sharing germs thing however! This is the Argentine equivalent of those smoke water pipes that you see in Egypt (like a legal bong)

One of the gates was open so took the opportunity to put my ugly head in the shot.

Soccer fans would love this - me outside La Bonbonera, the stadium of Boca Juniors which is one of the biggest teams in the world (being a Maradona fan I had to check out the 'shrine').

Tango show at Tortoni - although I had feared this would be the usual touristy 'culture-show' thing, I actually enjoyed the show. Highly recommended.

Cafe Tortoni

Back to Montevideo, Uruguay - street soccer scene.

At our favourite bar, Unico - we lived around the corner and kept on coming back here from pre-dinner drinks. Happy hour helped - 2 pints of Heineken for AUD.50! And after that we would gorge ourselves at one of the many fine restaurants in the Palermo district (average total 3 course meal for both of us = AUD , the experience = priceless).



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With our guides Monica and Paloma. There were only 6 people in the group and a quick way to check out the city. Not sure about my helmet-head

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Paloma and Kerryn - they couldn't stop talking.

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El Caminito (The Walk) in La Boca - probably the most touristy photo in BA.

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Like the colour of this one but certainly wasnt going to do the cheesy thing and stick my head through the hole.

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Mate (pronounced "maateh"). Mate is some herbal tea which Sth Americans drink from these cups through the metal straw device. The interesting thing was that you'd see couples or groups of people walking the streets, sharing drinks from this cup whilst the other carries a thermos full of hot water. Not sure about the sharing germs thing however! This is the Argentine equivalent of those smoke water pipes that you see in Egypt (like a legal bong)

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Soccer fans would love this - me outside La Bonbonera, the stadium of Boca Juniors which is one of the biggest teams in the world (being a Maradona fan I had to check out the 'shrine').

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One of the gates was open so took the opportunity to put my ugly head in the shot.

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Cafe Tortoni

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Tango show at Tortoni - although I had feared this would be the usual touristy 'culture-show' thing, I actually enjoyed the show. Highly recommended.

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At our favourite bar, Unico - we lived around the corner and kept on coming back here from pre-dinner drinks. Happy hour helped - 2 pints of Heineken for AUD.50! And after that we would gorge ourselves at one of the many fine restaurants in the Palermo district (average total 3 course meal for both of us = AUD , the experience = priceless).

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Back to Montevideo, Uruguay - street soccer scene.