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... the votes about their being a part of Argentina or England. But here, it's a part of their education that they are Argentina's and they've been taken from them. There are occasional visible protests about it, my rudimentary spanish can read the main points. Apparently the first thing the current Argentine President said to the new pope when she met him was 'can you help us get Malvinas back'. It's a big part of her policies, but that might also be a diversionary tactic to ...
... turned out that today was the last day of some local holiday. Pretty much everything, including local churches, museums, many restaurants and tourist sites, were closed.
I wandered around town and took pictures of the exterior of buildings but couldn't get inside any place yet. I'll try to get in everywhere tomorrow. In the meantime here's an introduction.
The Manzana ...
... kebabs, bread, salad,
all you could eat, along with drinks! We shared it with a really nice
Spanish couple + a german girl Monja, who had just arrived from Bolivia,
where she was robbed! Poor girl! It was really nice to sit around after
dinner + chat, hear other peoples travel stories + reccomendations!
Around 12ish people started to sneak off to bed, but
not us! Broc + the guy Sebastian, who made dinner stayed up drinking!
We went next door ...
... The building had an interesting history, with a somewhat less interesting museum throughout the rooms. The Jesuits were actually expelled from Argentina, where Colonia Caroya then became a temporary housing unit and gateway for immigrants heading west, and even had a brief stint as an arms factory during their war for independence. The grounds were beautiful and the sun was shining with an extra brightness, which immediately vindicated our decision to explore ...
... propellers, seriously? In this day and age? Propellers??? It was great to be able to see into the cockpit, and take-off was pretty mad with its 'run-up' about the length as a cricket wicket! As we approached Tucuman it was pretty windy, and a tiny plane like that gets thrown around fairly violently, Bri continued to read until she turned grey, then green, then held on for dear life for the next 10 minutes until the rollercoaster ended and we finally touched down ...