Published: October 14th 2008October 14th 2008
Baby mummy with head removed 500-1000 years old
Hi folks, well it had to happen - I spent the most miserable day ever yesterday. On the last night in Lima I woke feeling very hot and sick, I then spent the next 6 hours vomiting every 10 minutes and then we had to leave for the airport. It was a long trip, vomitting on the bus to the plane, vomitting on the plane and then finally arriving in BA. You could say I was feeling very low - but the team was good, supportive and protective until I was better - then as is only right I became the butt of the jokes for a while. Never mind we had a good day wandering around BA yesterday seeing La Boca and also where Evita Peron sang dont cry for me argentina - or was that Madonna?
Today I am feeling better albeit with 3 lomatil inside me, we are going to the leather markets today and I dont want to do a Pete, although I feel a change of clothes in my bag might be advisable.
Certainly Ba is a different place to any where we have been so far, it is clean and modern looking although
as we walked to La Boca yesterday there was more derelict cars on the streets than I have seen anywhere before, including one the had been repainted and stripped, seemed a bit odd really. Old fords seem to be prominent amongst the VWs, New Fords, Hyundias and Toyotas. In general most of the cars running seem to be either new or old fords still smoking. It is a shopping day today, so the boys are being told, the talk is of new handbags, red leather jackets, another jacket which Sheena will recognise when she sees it, a belt or two for the boys and then a trip to the cemtary to visit evita. Should be fun, apparently it is cheaper to live life extravagantly than to be buried where Evitya is so it should be interesting.
La Boca is a nice place to visit, the colurs of the buildings are stunning as you can see from the photos, the biggest issue is avoiding the tango people who are everywhere, they prey on the corwd and drag you up for tango and I suspect then stick their had out for a tip. We had lunch in the street speaking bad
mummy with more hair than i have on top
spanish to a waiter who had not so bad english but the menu was a bit of a trial. Clare and I got up to go to the ATM and where immediately hit on by the waiters of the other places, it seemed obvious to me that we were not changing restaraunts but I guess it was worth a try, my raviolli stuffed with egg plant was lovely, first solid food I had had in 36 hours, it went own well with a small beer.
Well as you can see I have managed to load photos, the aprtments we are in are great and close to every where we need to go, the internet is fast and it is on new PCs so more photos will follow. I have loaded some photos of our visit to the spanish inquisition building in Lima, fascinating to see the actual place it occurred and a bit chilling. The picture of the square shows people going to the ´stake´this is the same square the changing of the guards occurred in and the fountain still exists today. The Chauchilla cementary is stunning, all the mummies scattered allover the place, many areas of the ground
speed boats heading out to islands
you can see bits of cloth, each peice represents either another mummy or a mummy torn up by grave robbers. The ground is also littered with bits of bones, althought I collect stones from places I have been I was not tempted to bring a bit of white ´stone´back with me - see I do have a level of senstivity that can come out occassionally.
Off shopping now as the lomatil have kicked in, so more later
There are more photos below