After leaving Cordoba I went to Buenos Aires to meet a good friend from 7 years ago. I got the rush tour of the city as well as the advantage of local knowledge when it came to eating.
But the stay was short and next up was Salta in the northern part of Argentina. It is famous for its empanadas so of course they were a part of every meal.
Aside from the empanadas climbing to the top of the hill and looking over the city is a must and even better the second time around.
And enjoying a gaucho day proved better then expected.
Next up was a long bus ride to Chile! but first the necessary stop at the seven coloured hill in Jujuy.
I the made the most of the short time I was staying in San Pedro de Atacama, which is in the northern part of Chile. First of was sand boarding in the Death Valley followed with a tour of the Valley of the Moon.
And now its time for Bolivia!!!
Lazy days are over. Tonight I head to Buenos Aires to continue my trip around the world. It is therefore a good time to wrap up my time here. Last week was pretty straining but floods caused us to be without electricity for more than a day and without water for 5 days. However we were the lucky ones, as the floods destroyed houses, cars and roads.
Last days however have been great, filled with sun, asados and old friends.
Last Sunday we visited La Cumbrecita, a small town in Cordoba. There are no cars allowed there so everything is very quiet and relaxed. Very different from normal life, a must stop for everyone traveling in these parts.
Now its time to pack and then enjoy the last day in Cordoba.
I guess its time to give an update on life in Argentina. Its been relatively quiet on this side of the globe. Many days filled with nothing more than walks in the sun and relaxing by the pool. The GoPro had its first trial run in water the other day and it will definitely be used a lot over the next weeks and months.
I have one week left here in Cordoba before heading back to Buenos Aires. From there I will make my way to Chile. Since there is so little time left here I need to make sure to enjoy some of Argentina's delicacies.
The last few days have truly been strange to say the least. On Tuesday I was all settled in to my seat for a long flight from New York to Buenos Aires. We were even on the runway when we where informed that something wasn't working correctly and that we had to go back to the gate and get off the plane. When we arrived at the gate we were told we could stay on the plane only to be told to get off a few minuted later. After waiting at the airport for a few hours the flight got cancelled and we got a room at the JFK Radisson hotel.
The next morning we went to the airport and had to go trough the security check again only to be told a few hours later that we should go back to the hotel and we did. Finally at 6pm we got the news that the plane was set to leave at 11pm so for the third time in two days it was time for the ever so fun security check at an US airport.
JFK had more the a few skeptical guests that night but in the end the plane left a little over 30 hours after schedule. And even though neither the legroom nor the possible recline in the plane were fair considering the length of the flight we got there safe and sounds, a little before noon on thursday.
Off course my Icelandic phone did not work so that meant borrowing phones to update people. From the airport I needed to get to the bus station and even though it went smoothly that took an hour or so. I thought my luck had changed when I saw that the next bus to Cordoba was set to leave only 30 minutes after I got there and jumped on it knowing it would still not arrive until after 1am.
But when you're on a streak you're on a streak. The bus broke down as well and I had to wait at some random bus stop for close to an hour waiting for the next bus to come by. Again borrowing phones from strangers to be able to get in touch with my Argentine family who were going to pick me up.
At half past 3 in the morning I finally got to the bus terminal and thankfully they were there to meet me. Just after 4am I finally got to my destination, some 66 hours later.
Hi, I started this blog to be somewhat of a travel journal as well as a platform to share my experiences while traveling with others.
My first plan was to travel through Africa but after having those thoughts derailed by the Ebola virus and the unrest that followed I found myself in need of something new to fulfill my need for adventure. The result; A trip spanning 4 continents and 14 countries. Over 4 months from start to finish, starting west from Iceland and continuing west until coming back to Iceland from the east, So this trip will effectively bring me around the world. And it all starts next Wednesday with my first stop, New York.