I have spent the past few days in Cordoba, Argentina`s second biggest city. I got here yesterday morning after taking an overnight bus from Salta. The bus ride was about 12 hours and extremely comfortable, even for the cheaper semi-bed seat (can lean back 60 degrees or so). I actually got some good sleep on the journey and was rested up when I arrived, which is perfect since I also saved a night´s cost at a hostal. The bus also served dinner and had tea and coffee whenever you wanted. I guess you get a little bit more for the extra cost.
I have enjoyed my time in the city. It`s another college city, so there are a lot of young people. The weather has been great, being around 90 degrees both days. Shorts, tshirt and sandels.
The city has a nice plaza with a cathedral (like all spanish settled cities), but also has many pedestrian shopping streets. Unfortunately, I searched and searched in Bolivia and never found the South American Lonely Planet guidebook. Why I didn`t buy it from the US, I don`t know. It`s easy to find in Argentina, but so expensive. I broke down and had to pay $56 for a book…ridiculous. In the US, it sells for about $35.
Last night, I met up with a Couchsurfer, a guy from Brazil, and we went out to a bar. For being a Monday, there was a lot of people out and a lot of live music. We saw a band who played a lot of Beatles songs, so overall it was a good time.
Now I am pretty excited to get to the city everyone loves. The city of tango, cafes, steaks, and good nightlight (also called the city that never sleeps), which is Buenos Aires. I plan to stay there for 4 nights and 5 days, so hopefully that is enough. There seem to be plenty of Couchsurfers there, so it will be an interesting time I am sure. I have heard it gets up to 100 degrees in Buenos Aires now, so we`ll see how that goes. Probably will have to take it easy in the afternoons and take advantage of the mornings and evenings.
So that is all for now. Hope everyone is doing well!