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... Square. The flag consists of the sun with a face (sol of freedom) looking over the nine blue stripes on a white background which represents the 9 districts. Petro is imported from Venuzula and refined here so petro is very expensive. G.S.T. is 22% and income taxes is 32% which helps pay for old age security, medical coverage etc. Education is free including universities.Peaches, grapes(especially for wine), potatoes, corn and soy beans are grown here.
We headed out ...
... own steam.
Back in BA we experience our first daytime storm from our 15th floor appartment
vantage point. The temperature has been rising steadily for several days now and the
weather breaks spectacularly.
Vivid flashes of lightening zig zag across the sky, whilst the wind howls and waves
of rain lash the sides of buildings. Chairs fly over on balconies.
Suddenly, it is all over, and a beautiful red ...
... his tracks. We talked a bit about showing respect in places like this, and he seemed to get it. But mostly he enjoyed using some of the stonework as a slide just outside the entrance to the mausoleum (he soon had about 3-4 other kiddos following him down the slide.)
We continued walking through the old town over to Plaza Constitucion, where the kids had a good time chasing the pigeons. (It makes sense that you start with Independence ...
We stopped back in at Montevideo on the way to Buenos Aires and had some success - we found the hospital Ric was born in (Ric is Toni's brother). Pictures below, they were taken from a moving bus so not picture perfect.
We stayed in the same hostel we stayed in the week earlier. The staff were happy to see ...
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The only times where I wake up and head straight to eat meet is during Israel's independence day, and when I sleep at Eli's my Argentinean friend. On shabbat "morning" it was all about meat, and ohh boy was I excited. We headed to "La Vaka" which sounds promising already seeing it's translation is The ...