So we were supposed to go to Argentina and Uruguay the last 2 weeks of December, but we didn’t realize that those 2 weeks are peak season for Buenos Aires and Punta del Este. Apparently all the supermodels, Brazilians, and Argentinians flock to the beach town of Punta del Este during that time. We were both astounded by the airfare, and were debating what to do. Do we go ahead and book it anyway, or go somewhere else? Finally, we decided that we would still head down there, but around Thanksgiving.
As soon as J got his vacation days approved today, we started booking flights and hotels for fear that prices would inch higher if we didn’t hurry. Everything was going well for me until I hit a snag while looking for hotels in Salta. Not sure what’s going on in Salta the end of Nov, but the only place I could get a room was at a hostel. All other hotels were booked. I’ve never stayed at a hostel before, but I thought ‘what the heck, it’s only for one night’. I also figured $34 a night at the hostel will ease my guilt for booking the superior double room at Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel (the price of which I am ashamed to divulge).
South America, here we come!