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Published: December 21st 2007
Time for a new country and its called Argentina. Wow! What a change from all the previous places visited. This is a first world country (minus the instability of the economy)
Buenos Aires (and most of Argentina) is supposed to be very similar to Europe, but since I have never been there I dont really know. What I do know it is virtually impossible to tell who the gringos are. There is such a mix in skin, hair, and eye colors of all the people that just about everyone fits in. (I actually havent seen anyone of African decent yet)
Anyway this place is awesome. From the airport I took the cheap bus into the city center, 1:45 minute ride for about 60 cents. It gave me a great chance to save money and take in the views. Unlike the other cities I have visited thus far, BA is lined with trees and no real skyscrapers. It makes for wonderful strolls among the streets while getting oriented in the new place. The other best part is the women. I do not know how its possible, but they do not reproduce many ugly people here. It has the highest concentration
City of the Dead
One of many ally ways
of beautiful women that I have ever seen. Too bad I dont stand out as a gringo here. If anyone is looking for a quick fix up with a wife take a trip down here. I do not recommend women to come down here for a husband. There is a 50 percent chance the guy will have a rat tail of some sort or a single braid with short hair, a mullet, etc. Its disgusting.
During the day time I have mostly just walked around seeing the beautiful city. The first day I went to a popular cemetary. It was a city of the dead. The gravesite were so big and beautiful. I even got some photos of Eva Perons gravesite (Evita). Each site was for familys and had upwards of 12 people buried there. (check out the photos!) The other day I went to a zoo and rose park. It was great walking around by myself looking at animals and beautiful women.
As for the nightlife this is the city that never sleeps. Dinner tends to be between 10 pm and midnight with people going out to the bars around 1 or 2. The bars back home
close at 2 am. Therefore, it is normal to party until the hours of 4-6 with afterhours until 8 or 9 am. I have yet to stay out all night, but I will be coming back to this city for New Years. I do not plan on any sleep that night. I might even check out of my hostal to save some money. The one night I went out relatively late was great. A local girl got a few of us travelers into what she said is one of the best clubs in BA for free. We went around 11 pm and were all served free dinner of endless plates of various foods. Then the dancing started at 1. I spent the night dancing with a girl named Genevieve that I met at the Lodge in Huaraz. She lives in BA at the moment, but is from Chicago. Unfortuneatly an alum of Notre Dame. If I remember correctly, SC stomped them yet again this year. It was a good night.
The next night I went out with an Argentinian girl named Alexia that I met in Macchu Pichu 4 months ago. We went to see a live music show of one of her friends. The groups we saw made up of about 20 people and most played a percussion instrument of somesort. It was freakin cool. The best part about it was that all of the music was improv. They had a conductor that had complete control over what would be played for each instrument and how loud. It was fun stuff. The next day I was supposed to go to a BBQ with them and eat tons of Argentinian meat, but I decided to leave the town for Mendoza.....Wine Country. (you can get a bottle of wine down here for about 50 cents) So if I come home an alcoholic its not my fault.
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