I am in Buenos Aires! I travelled by bus from Puerto Iguazu in Argentina. It's an 18-hour ride, but I heard that Argentinian buses were super nice and the best in South America, so I was kind of looking forward to it. I ended up going with Crusero del Norte, for $120. Que expensive! But the bus didn't disappoint. Here are some photos of my little area, comparable to the space you get in first class on an airplane.
|Reclining chair with footrest!|
|Trip opens with a pour of Whisky.|
|And "The King's Speech"|
|Food not so bad. I accidentally wasted my parmesan cheese by pouring it on the little sandwich, not realizing that gnocce with meat sauce was still on the way.|
So I slept for 12 hours and watched three movies. "The King's Speech", "Unstoppable", and another one about the Marines and aliens and Aaron Eckhart. It was STOOPID. Bathroom -- not bad. No soap, but not bad. All in all, the bus was great. But of course it can't all be fancy schmance. When I arrived in BA, my bag was open, like so:
|And the top flipped down.|
|...And I have hundreds of mysterious bites all over my body.|
|Even the champagne can't make up for that.|
So, sorry, Crucero del Norte, I can't give you a two thumbs up review. Who exactly opened my bag? When I discovered it, and asked the guy, he was like *shrugs shoulders*. He asked me if anything was missing. How the heck should I know? I won't know until I do an investigation. I said, "I don't know" and then he shrugged his shoulders again and they drove off, all quick-like. (Interestingly my ticket included a $4 Real fee for "bag safety"). Luckily all my valuables were with me on the bus in my little backpack. Summer and I saw this exact same thing happen somewhere in Thailand. A German girl got her bag back and it was open, and unfortunately she had all her money stolen. That taught me never to put anything valuable under the bus. But I still feel a little violated. I still don't know if anything is missing...but I don't think so.