We woke up early on Thursday and moved to the apartment we had originally booked on Cochabamba. We ate lunch at el HipopĆ³tamo (banana licuado and sweet croissants with ham and cheese!) then took a taxi to La Boca.

La Boca is one of the rougher neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It is also the home of the Boca Juniors, one of the city’s four major soccer teams. We bought presents at the CABJ stadium then walked to Caminito – the touristy area of the barrio where the buildings are brightly painted – for more souvenirs.

We returned to San Telmo so Cecile and I could pack for our trip to Iguazu Falls. We got groceries and made sandwiches. We filled our backpacks and headed to the subte. After a long and incredibly sweaty walk, we finally got to the bus station and boarded our luxury (cama) bus for the 18+ hour trip to Iguazu. The bus only seated about 24 people, and the seats converted into beds. We were served two meals and shown movies. Pretty luxurious – I got a great night’s sleep!

note: this is the last post before the 100+ photo iguazu waterfall extravaganza. prepare yourself.