I have officially hit a significant milestone: the last day of classes. I had my last official class at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and all I have left to do is take two exams next week, and then my life at the university will be over.
However, just because I will be finished with school doesn’t mean the fun has to end. The day after my last exam I will be heading off on a week-long adventure in Argentina.
I will spend about two and a half days visiting the Cataratas del Iguazú, better known as Iguazú Falls, and I couldn’t be more excited! The journey to Iguazú will consist of a two and a half hour bus ride west from Montevideo, taking an hour long boat ride to Buenos Aires, and finally an eighteen hour bus ride to the town of Puerto Iguazú in northern Argentina. That’s right, EIGHTEEN hours. Thankfully, the seats are supposed to be really comfortable, especially to sleep in, and I assume we will be served meals.
The falls lies on the border between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Unfortunately, Americans are required to pay very expensive fees to enter Paraguay and Brazil, so we will only be enjoying the falls from the Argentinian side. Regardless, Iguazú will be spectacular no matter which way we view it!
After that, we will take the eighteen hour journey once again back to Buenos Aires and spend about four days in the city. I will be in Buenos Aires for Thanksgiving, but unfortunately, turkey is not very common in this region of South America. Instead, I will likely be enjoying a nice, juicy steak or some type of delicious Argentinian beef. Again, can’t complain!
Following my grand Argentinian tour, I will only have about two weeks left in Uruguay. Wait, what?
Chau for now!