12.13.2007 - 12.31.2007 0 °F
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On New Years Day, no restaurants seem to be open except the good old ¨Chopp and Dog.¨ As a rule I tend to avoid restaurants with ¨dog¨ in the name as this is usually a tip off that they use Argentinian ketchup which is red-colored high fructose corn syrup. Luckily, the cook seemed to have gone to the ¨Jack in the Box School of Hangover Food¨ (I told the guy at the hostel that all-you-can-drink red wine was a bad idea for the New Years barbecue.) He made me a nice ¨lomito¨ steak sandwich, complete with ham, cheese, fried egg and ¨lluvia de papas¨ which translates as ¨rain of fries¨ (use your imagination.) Unfortunately, I am pretty sure the cook also went to the ¨Mexico School of Food that Makes You Run to the Bathroom.¨
You will likely notice that Erin has shown up in the photos again. This is not Photoshop trickery and she actually flew all the way from Hawaii to spend two weeks with me. We spent most of our time eating salami and cheese and hanging out with stray dogs. Sadly, she had to leave again and I am back to the dorm life.
I have been in Medoza far too long, eating too much food, drinking too many guarana-based energy drinks, and my diatribe about how wine tasting in Lodi is so much better than here is getting a bit tired. I got a bus ticket into Patagonia for tomorrow at 20:00. Hopefully they don´t pull another time change on me. The guy next to me in the internet cafe is looking at porn (in Argentina there always seems to be that guy.)
If the Beef was a dog walker...
Rose garden in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires sidewalk
First time on rollerblades since the old street hockey days
Erin´s first day in South America
Anyone see the ass in this park photo?
Look a little like Bangkok?
Evita´s Pink Palace
Obelisk monument on 9 de Julio street
Night time at the Presidential Palace
See what´s wrong with this one?
Steak and red wine
Erin at the world´s ugliest beach
Not such an appetizing ad
Iguazu Falls is supposedly the biggest in the world
Palm trees and waterfalls
The boat passengers get soaked
Erin and I at the falls
Looking at the Brazil side of the falls
Pan over a bit...
Damn, that´s a waterfall
Erin getting wet
View of three countries: Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil
Drinking some beer
If you go to Buenos Aires, stay away from this tourist trap
Road to the Andes
Erin modeling my new hat
On the road in San Martin park
Lake in the park
Celebrating Christmas by sneaking mimosas into the pool area
Looks a bit like Lodi out here
Hostel in Cordon del Plata Mountains
Brisa hiked all the way to the top with us
Sporting my new rain poncho
Cow chasing a dog
Great mountain view
Trying to copy the postcard shot from the Machu Picchu hike
Your boots, ooh they´re nice
Not quite as big as Iguazu
Cross view from the summit of Arenales
Check out the sweet jackets
Bicycle rope tow