Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Monday, September 12, 2005

Boca Boca Boca, Oi Oi Oi

Well, things are going pretty well over here. We've moved hostels to the Milhouse hotel which is in a more central place and near loads of pubs and restaurants.

The new hostel is really hopping and I'm really getting into this backpacker thing aswell! So far we've met Irish (of course), English, Canadian, Swedish, South African, Australian and Israeli people. We were suffering from jet lag the other night and were planning on having an early night, so we went out for dinner and and then came back here for 'just one beer'. Well one beer turned into about 10 beers for me and a bottle of Tia Maria for Elaine and not getting to bed until after 6! So, twas a good night!

The next day we went to a Boca Juniors match (which Elaine was just delighted at). She'd read a bit in the lonely planet about it and was a bit apprehensive as it advised not bringing any fancy camera's....or even any watches to the match as it could get a bit rough! Our guide told us that we'd be OK once we were in the grounds because it was only outside that people got shot! Holy crapsticks!

Once inside things were pretty good. The football over here is completely different - much slower and everybody trying their fancy flicks and tricks instead of just having a go or putting ing a cross - but its nice to watch all the same. The people in the stands were going absolutely mental and there was a samba band setting the beat with these huge drums. The whole stadium was just shaking and heaving because everyone was just jumping up and down the whole match and on one of the stands, everyone sang the exact same song for 90 minutes - change the record Argies!! We had a great time though and at one stage myself and Elaine had the people in our section chanting Boca Boca Boca, Oi Oi Oi! So we feel like we've made our contribution to Argentinian football!

Well, thats it for now. Don't forget to leave comments or send us emails!



  • I'll be paying close attention to your posts because I reckon 'Lonely Planet' are giving you 10c per plug you give.

    By Blogger Briano, at 11:47 PM  

  • Hello, not sure what happened to the comments that were left on your first post, but they seem to have disappeared.
    Anyways, sounds like you're having a ball. I'm dying to see any photos you've taken so get them up there!

    By Blogger Siobhan, at 3:07 AM  

  • class site C & El, I will print this off for everyone else back in the house. Everyone has been asking for ya so I will make sure to keep taking printouts every couple of weeks to take home..keep it up

    ps..its bloody hard to find a username not already used ... took me about 40 mins

    By Blogger MARKOCURTO, at 8:18 AM  

  • hey Uncle Travelling Mats

    sounds like you guys are having a hooley...

    The Boca match sounds cool - better than lansdowne on a wet wednesday night? speaking of the bootiful game, benitez boys are doing very well. Ciaran, I look forward to the day you are up some mountain with no internet access ....

    take it easy but keep up the blogging

    By Blogger scut, at 2:33 PM  

  • Yo bro,
    you sound like you are having a fantastic time, send loads of mails and postcards, remember I want one from each country

    By Blogger Roisin, at 7:13 AM  

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