£3 Pepsi and fishing rods
05.02.2013 32 °C
We arrived at the airport in Puerto Iguacu 4 1/2hrs early for a domestic flight, because we thought it was better than waiting at Pop Hostel. The airport was tiny, with no wifi, so we headed to the cafe to write the blog and read. We paid almost £6 for two 500ml bottles of diet Pepsi, so we sat there sipping it like it was champagne We nursed those drinks for a couple of hours, then had a sandwich before we were called to gate. The flight was only two hours, so by the time we'd eaten the snack they gave us and had a drink it was time to land.
In Buenos Aires, we took a taxi to the hostel and once we'd got away from the airport, the city was beautiful. Big, ornate buildings, tree lined avenues, it reminded me of a mixture of New York and Paris. As we got closer to the centre the traffic was mental. At a standstill for a long time, street sellers passed the window with the usual ice creams and water, but also pocket tissues and fishing rods?! We arrived at our new hostel - home for 5 nights, which is our longest stay in one place yet - BA Stop Hostel, located just off Avenue 9 de Julio. The reception area was nicely decorated with big awnings outside the rooms coming off it, a good kitchen, big communal area with a ping pong table and best of all, our room and bathroom were clean, a good size and we had a lovely view of one of the old buildings from our window. We were glad we chose to stay here...