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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Luj├ín July 9th 2006

A couple of hours away from BA is the sleepy town of Lujan, famous for religious pilgrimages to see the "Virgin of Lujan" who is everywhere. Since visiting we have seen her everywhere we have been. Spooky as we never noticed her before! The Basilica is well worth popping in to see, but it really is a town to visit to chill out rather than look for much excitement. On 9 July several thousand people gathered in the centre of town to celebrate Argentina's Independence Day. The National Folkloric Ballet entertained us for a while before a military band played a tune or two. Then opera singers from BA's Teatro Colon joined local childrens' choirs to sing the National Anthem, all 9 verses. That took over 20 minutes!! If you really want to, a boat will ... read more
The Basilica
Gargoyle in progress
One man's tat is another man's souvenir

Europe » United Kingdom » England May 16th 2006

So, Trish and I have decided to continue with our South American adventure. After a few weeks back in Englands Green and Pleasant (not to mention expensive) Land, we headed back to Buenos Aires via Madrid with no definite plans about the future! If you want to see about our travels before May 2006, it's all here for you. Our recent trips to the Buenos Aires Mataderos Fair, the Military Day displays and the Temaiken wildlife park are there too. ... read more

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