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April 14th 2007
Published: August 9th 2007
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Hi,

Finally finally finally i´ve managed to get my email account back! So you´ll now no longer be receiving desperate pleas for money from me in Nigeria!! I only hope that no one actually fell for that....

Well as it happens this is my last full day in Buenos Aires, so I decided to go away to Uruguay if that makes sense... to a place called Colonia (3 hours by slow ferry and 50 mins by catamaran from BA). Well it sure seems like it might be a nice place - very tranquil and old worldy. Unfortunately the heavens opened today and i´m reduced to sitting in an internet cafe. I did see some incredbly large fossilised armadillo shells in a museum and did the entire spanish conquest of uruguay in 5 mins (on account that that museum was just about to close), so i´m none the wiser really. Still I have my uruguaian passport stamp! 😊

So the last week and a half in BA has flown by. I decided to stay the extra week as my spanish has improved so quickly thanks in part to the classes. Plus I was enjoying them in any case. By some strange quirk of fate (thank you) I was one of two guys out of about 15 students at the school, so I spent the last week looking after my ´hareem´ (er... if you are one of the aforementioned reading this please note that this is tongue-in-cheek=chiste) at lunch, dinner, endless shopping, etc... I would like to say that they appreciated this, but since they started calling me the abuelo (granddad) when they discovered my age, i suspect not.

So what else,,, TANGO. I ended up going to three highly entertaining lessons. It really was fun, and i found two perfect partners: my nariz parada brazilena friend (:P) and of course Jordi. Yes unfortunately the latter is a dutch guy i met here. Thankfully with a sense of humour as we spent an hour dancing fairly intimately together due to lack of woman at the class (like 7 men 1 woman). Anyway, it was all too short and sweet and I suspect I´ll forget everything i´ve learned in a week...

Tomorrow I´m heading north from BA to Iguaza, famous waterfalls. It´s going to be my first experience of cama class on long distance buses. We (me and my czech friend Lukas) are going to travel luxury (i.e. full cama-bed) which i think is justified for the extra 30 pesos! So, i guess i´ll be a bit sad to leave BA now that I feel like i´ve just got to know the place and some people there.

Right hopefully I´ll get some more photos from other people (all the late night drinking shots) up on my site soon!

Nick (most definitely in South America and miles from Nigeria!)


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15th April 2007

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Great to hear you're alive and kicking and you've finally made it to the coolest country in South America-even if it was on a day-trip basis X D Take care and enjoy your trip!

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