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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 4th 2006

Arrived in Buenos Aires after a cold weather stint in Central Europe. It was mid January, so that means its summer in BsAs. Needless to say, big fans of the temperature, and soon afterwards EVERYTHING else in Argentina. After almost 2 months spent in & out of both airports and the ferry terminal in BsAs - as well as several friendly vists form Chi town crew & parents - we then departed, but have long since wished to return.... read more
Tango Show
The Chicago crew visits
Julia & Dana

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 4th 2006

Caminito is the colorful street that you always see in postcards of Buenos Aires. It is located in La Boca, a working class neighborhood famous for its soccer team, Boca Juniors.... read more
Tango 3
Caminitas 2
Colors 2

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 4th 2006

I dont know what is wrong with me but I wake up with all these plans....then something happens between waking up and leaving the house and i realize...i am stuck like a fly on sticky fly tape. I can't leave!!! This morning I was going to go to the bank, check out the market across the street and uh....I dont know what else I was going to do...but it was something. But THEN Ed puts on some wonderful reggae, the type I like. (The stuff Abe used to catch Mariah and I listening to...slowly bopping around in our room at Milroy...and laugh at us for because we were listening to reggae....our rebuttle? "This is good...") So Ed puts on this music and my spirts lift and I am transported to somewhere else. Next the food comes ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 3rd 2006

If you are Argentine, wealthy and dead, you are probably buried in the Recoleta Cemetary. The place has always fascinated me. In many ways, I think it is emblematic of the country and the city as a whole. On Friday I went to the cemetary to take pictures. The day was cloudy, and any shots with the sky as a background was turning out bad, so I decided to take pictures of crosses.... read more
Recoleta 2
Recoleta 3
Recoleta 4

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires March 1st 2006

Four days until Mariahs birthday. I am reminding myself that I need to buy a calling card as well as remember to call her. I am sitting in a cafe somewhere in San Telmo. The people sitting next to me I think are speaking Portueges. It sounds a little like French and I can reconize a couple of words. Yes it must be Portueges. I have been walking around San Telmo, wandering a little but never losing where Avenida Defensa is. (Ave. Defensa intersects with Brasil at my apartment.) The more I wander the more I feel like I am not in Buenos Aires, at least the BsAs I saw with Mom and Auntie San. There are no wide avenues lined with trees and its not the micro center filled with business men and women and ... read more
kitchen
my dresser
entry

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 28th 2006

So, one week on and I´ve finally managed to prise Luke off the PC long enough to write myself. Think he´s missing the Blackberry more than he lets on. The fact that it´s recently been launched here and there are billboards all over the city may be adding to his sense of loss. I did relent and permit him buy a new gadget yesterday, but only because our travel radio broke. He still had to be steered away from camera shops though (I can´t face any more after Tokyo) So, we´re leaving Buenos Aires this afternoon to head south. No direct flights available to Ushaia, so off to Trewlew we go, near Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Lombo. A chance to see some wildlife, including the huge penguin colonies at Puerto Lombo, and also to visit the ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 28th 2006

Buenos Dias! Here we are, slap bang in the middle of Argentina. We survived the flights and the mayhem that is Buenos Aries International Airport. In reality, the flights weren´t that bad. I was expecting schnitzel and saurkraut all the way, but the Lufthansa kitchens have obviously diversified over the past few years. As for the airport, there´s huge irony in its international airport code of EZE. Take it from me, there is nothing "EZE" about it! We queued for over an hour in sweltering heat to get through customs, by which time our bags had walked off the travelator and were lying, abandoned, in the middle of the lobby. No matter and we grabbed a Radio Cab into town. Buenos Aries is a vast sprawling place. The European influences are apparent, as are the more ... read more
San Telmo - Tango Buskers
San Telmo - Tango Buskers
San Telmo - Tango In The Street

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 28th 2006

No particular reason for the title, just was thinking about the Fresh Prince and that is one of my most favoritest lines that he said ;-) So what the heck has been going on, you ask? First thing is that I switched from group classes to private classes. Cuz all the kids were mean and made fun of me!! No, I did six weeks of group and I found myself getting bored and uninterested if I got things and other people didn't. In a regular classroom that's fine, but when I have a time budget and I'm paying good money I'd like a good result. So I'm trying three weeks of private classes, with my new instructor Lelah. She is sweet and she gets me to talk a lot, which is what I need. Even if ... read more
Threesome
Couples
Cheeky

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 26th 2006

Don had not been feeling well for several days and after we decided that it was probably not because of all of the overindulging we had been doing in Buenos Aires, we found ourselves at an old student hospital outside the city center. It took surprisingly little time from the moment we stepped into the Urgencia (Emergency Room but also the first door we could find) to the time we were able to speak with a doctor. We were pleased not only to not have to wait very long but also to get out of the make-shift waiting room which was really just a stark, dimly-lit, concrete-block corridor with seating (some of which was not broken). The student doctor who met with us was very friendly and also spoke some English (we decided that our broken ... read more
1 of countless tree filled parks
Tango a la Don
Luxury dining

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 26th 2006

To all the really really cold people in Canada, What a hot and sunny day I'm having here! Hopefully these photos will cheer you up. So I've been by the zoo today, through the rose garden and another botanical garden. I'm heading to Uruguay tomorrow with a buddy. Buenos Aires is a great place to come visit. Very modern and easy to get around. Great prices. So how much snow did you guys get? Richard... read more
Bridge in Palermo
Tango Dancing
More Antiques for DAD




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