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Leaving Buenos Aires

sunny 30 °C

So this will be my last entry in Buenos Aires. We are catching an overnight bus in a few hours for Iguazu Falls. We hear the buses are fantastic here, the seats fully recline to flat (on the tickets we bought), it includes dinner and breakfast and service .. sounds better than a plane apart from the fact that it is about 17 hours long!

Yesterday we walked and walked and walked for ages (still slower than normal with my leg) and saw some beautiful parks. Also went into the Evita museum which was started in 2002 to commemorate her 50th anniversary of her death. For some reason I am very interested in her story. Its wierd, from all accounts people either absolutely loved her or the complete opposite, no inbetween. She apparently did a lot for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged children, working women etc. When she died, people were either rejoicing with champagne in the street or crying with torches in the street. Her body was stolen for 15 years and taken to Italy where it was in a cemetery under a different name. It was also cut and damaged by the people who hated her. But finally they found it and brought it back in the 1970s and put her to rest in Ricaletta, the famous cemetery. Anyway, maybe you all know this already so I will stop.

We had a BBQ meal last night as everyone raves about the meat here but we werent so impressed. The meat we had in Bariloche was much much better.

They have massive markets here, only on the weekends so we were lucky as it turned out (well, probably not as far as Terry is concerned). They are not as big as the ones in Thailand but they are still pretty impressive. At least with these ones I can find my way back to find Terry who usually gets a beer and waits for me. In Thailand he had no choice but to follow me as there was no way I would ever be able to find him again.

Well I think that is it for BA. Ive really enjoyed our 4 days here. I cant believe that in no time at all we will be flying home.

Sue

Posted by SueAttar 10:15 Archived in Argentina

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