We’re pretty well settled now – and are starting to wear some tracks of familiarity into the nearby streets. It’s a strange feeling to be “walking home”, or “almost home” in another part of the world – one that I did develop toward the end of my stay in Bath this year. You know it – when you start to pull out your keys a certain distance from the front door, or you bump into someone you know. Tick that off the list of feelings we wanted to have here.
Anyway, with familiarity comes the desire to travel more – and particularly get out the city. We’ve largely decided the general details of our two major side trips now. First will be over-alp to Santiago Chile, and from there down to Chilean Lakes District then onto Patagonia via a ferry. Probably have to fly back to BsAs from down there. Looking to spend around 2 weeks on that one, though the large distances involved might extend it a bit.
(Check out the awesome ferry route in Google Earth with this link)
The other way point is Uruguay to chase some sand & surf in mid to late November. Again, we’re looking for about 2 weeks out of town, to take in Colonia, Montevideo, Punta de Este and Punta del Diablo. The latter looks to be the most amazing little fishing village right on the cusp of the travel & backpacker scene. Fingers crossed we can, for once, get in there “when it was still cool” ;-)
Uruguay is comparatively small, and very easy to get to from Buenos Aires – just a few hours on the ferry from the port over the Rio de la Plata.
It does feel awfully decadent to be spending hours – even days – researching nearby countries to visit.