Saturday, 30 January 2010

Dulce de Leche

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I landed in Buenos Aires without problem, the flight itself actually wasn´t disagreeable for once. After a bus into the centre, I met with my host, Guillermo at his home, in which I was treated as if I were family. After exploring BA for four days, and swimming in Gil´s parents great swimming pool (it is hot here, like Brisbane) I booked (twice) and took a bus from BA to Rio Gallegos.

BUENOS AIRES

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The bus trip began with a false start, due to washing my pants with the precious ticket in the pocket, then showing up to Retiro terminal and hour and a half after the bus had already left. Luckily the lady at the ticket office gave me a vastly reduced fare for the next morning, likely due to my pitiful show. The 38 hour trip was comfortable but boring, endless pampas (plains) as far as the eye could see for days.

BUS TRIP

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I then took another 12 hour bus from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and trekked with some new-found friends to a nearby glacier. The glacier itself was not breathtaking, but the surrounding scenery certainly was. I plan to leave Ushuaia on my intact and assembled bicycle tomorrow (update: the day after tomorrow). Wish me luck!

USHUAIA

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GLACIER

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TREKKING

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7 comments:

Todd said...

good luck and safe journeys son. dad

Linda said...

Love the photo's Kyl, stay safe my boy, love you lots...xxxx

denim said...

Luv your pics (as usual and great to see what you've been doing. Don't be a stranger, lol

Malcolm said...

If you get lonely and miss your Steak or Dulce de Leche come and visit us on www.pampasplains.com

regards

Malcolm

Anonymous said...

I been looking forward to your next trip. Be safe and keep up the great pics.
Bryan.B

ciska said...

Great to see the adventure has started! Good luck and happy trails.
Fab photos too

Anonymous said...

hey Kyle, it's Michele...
we met close to Genova 3 years ago I think..you were cycling over Europe the first..i was just came back from sweden by bike..
i thought to find you riding to home..(you told me about plan London-Australia)..did you have to stop it for the crash in Croatia?
btw..enjoy South America..best place ever..
you itchyfeet man..
"keep it strong" (sort of traduction of an italian common phrase).
and good luck.
take care man.
Michele