I have basically spent last night and today in the one spot - Peurto Iguazu. Last night after a busy day, I just had dinner and a wander. This morning, I woke at the usual 5 am and then forced myself back to sleep for my long lie til 7 am today :). I went for a workout where many people stared at me like I was crazy swinging about on the TRX machine. My sprints nearly made me pass out and even more so when the police were doing loops of the area. "Maybe you aren't allowed to run around here?" I wondered. Although I'm not sure you could even call my sprints, runs haha. You all know how fast I can run haha!
I then went back to hostel for my usual sweet tooth's dream of a breakfast. Dulce de leche on bread, corn flakes, orange juice, oranges and cake. I dare to see the sugar content in all of that haha! Oh well eh?
Packed up and off I went a wander before plopping myself down at Jack Bucks, coffee shop which I hung out last night and all morning. Today I sat outside though and couldn't believe how many local kids tried to get money and food off me. Last night I let the kids eat leftovers off my plate, and this time, I was left without water. I just ate my lunch/dinner at El Andariego and even in my disappointment of the fatty pink steak, I was pleased that they gave a big bag of bread to street kids. It's me and the locals here and they cook the meat in front of you so I figured it was a good place to eat. Worst steak of Argentina so far but think my expectations have got higher since being here.
With the last of my pesos I bought a massive ice cream and can't believe this ice cream is the same price as water and half the price of coffee and beer. Anyway, with my sugar load, I was happy to give away my last bit to another kid begging. I was just being greedy anyway. Think it's the warmest it's been or maybe it's just because I've slowed down and let it hit me.
Soon I will leave to go to Rio :) hopefully I get to my hostel in the favela safely to write again :)
Tracy Donachie, MSc in Performance Psychology.