Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census [INDEC], it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.
The boys were happy to start the Drive on a double lane “Autopista” which allowed for descend speeds whilst enjoying the green farms on either side of the road.
A Lot of cattle farming can be seen where the famous Argentinian steaks are growing up to be exported all over the world and the Argentinias themselves are known as big meat consumers.
The average intake of beef is around 70kg per person per year, though in the past Argentines ate even more. Most of this consuming takes place at the family asado, often held on Sunday in the backyards of houses all over the country (if you are lucky enough to be invited to one, make sure you attend). Here the art of grilling beef has been perfected. This usually involves cooking with coals and using only salt to prepare the meat
Throughout the trip the boys were trying to avoid big cities but today they made an exception and drove through beautiful country sides to this famous sea side resort where most Argentinians spend their summer holidays.
Fortunately they found a hotel with outside parking as most establishments have underground garages which are too low to accommodate Lipstick with its spare petrol canisters on top of the roof rack.