2339hrs, BUENOS AIRES
I feel as if time has slowed down and stopped suddenly. The jetlag hasn’t really kicked in yet but I am sure to be feeling it in the coming days. I am glad to be off the plane that’s for sure although we were lucky to have struck up a conversation with a couple of Argentinian folks on the plane and they were kind enough to give us some tips and directions when we touched down. Will probably try and drop them a line to have a drink if we have time.
Not so lucky when we changed some money at a higher rate because we were desperate to get out and wanted cash fast!! Fast cash is never good. So we got conned by the bank which we knew had a higher rate but still went for it anyway because we thought the bank that had the lower rate was closed but in fact wasn’t. There goes 2 burgers worth of currency exchange.
So after a very quiet cab ride, we are finally here at the homestay where we were greeted in a flurry of Spanish voices. Lost in translation. Fortunately , there are a couple more students here as well, from Mexico, Belgium, Brazil respectively, all girls, so at least some of them could converse in English. The homestay itself looks cosy enough. A shop house with 3 bedrooms, a homey living and a very charming beer garden in the middle. Looks like it will be a wild week ahead.