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Buenos Aires

"Dont cry for me Argentina ... "

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Buenos Aires ... WOW! This is the first word that comes to mind to describe this city.
H U G E!!! is the second one. I cant remember ever being in such a huge city, not in 60 odd countries I have been in over the years. Flying in you can tell immediately by the amount of high rises for as far as the eye can see. After two days here I am beginning to comprehend its enormity.

I wasnt expecting to like BA if truth be told but it is a pretty amazing city with so many contrasts. Huge 7 lane roads surround the city, then there are narrow roads barely passable. Massive modern skyscrapers are abundant but so are the beautiful old buildings of the last centuries.

One of the first things we did was see the famous cemetary where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. That was amazing, like a mini city. The mauseleums are just amazing and we did a free walking tour there so the guide told us some amazing stories about the people buried there .. all elite people. The interesting thing is, Eva PeronÅ› one is very modest compared to most of them, yet hers is by far the one everyone comes to see and the most revered. It is the only one which always has flowers on it to this day.

Saw a Tango show last night which included a delicious dinner, that was cool. Argentine Tango looks so much better when the experts do it compared to Dancing With The Stars back home!!!

And to end this blog on a different note...Old Tezza, King of the travellers, always proud of how great he is at everything to do with travel left his mastercard at the ATM here!!! He didnt realise until the following day when he couldnt find it, then walked back to the bank and they had it there (thankfully!). So of course he will never hear the end of this from me. Every time he hassles me about doing stupid things, not looking where I am going, whatever, all I have to say now is ... "well who lost their mastercard!!"


Posted by SueAttar 13:09 Archived in Argentina

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Thanks Sue - sounds like a messy and wilder New York! Glad you are enjoying yourselves and I trust your leg is well on the mend. Go easy on Tear you know how he gets a bit sensitive in his old age! We are into week 3 of going to the gym and trying to get a bit fitter ahead of trip - so far so good. Safe travels. Steve

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