So many Israelis

Trip Start Feb 23, 2010
Trip End Jul 21, 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hello from Cordoba!

Turns out that when in Argentina, the best way to pick up Spanish is to stay at a hostel with 1000 Israelis!  Just kidding.

During my last hours in Rosario, I talked with a girl from my dorm, Inbar, and we both realized we were headed for Cordoba.  So we came together on a bus yesterday and found our hostel.  Go figure it had a mesuzah (I know that canīt be spelled correctly) out side the front door.  What are the odds!  Then it turns out there are tons of Israelis who are staying here. 

Inbar and I found an incredible Artesanīs market in town, not even mentioned in my guidebook, had great Argentinian vegetarian calzone-type things walking around, and Inbar even got a Tango lesson in Plaza San Martin.  We saw a couple just married at the central church, and it turns out this city is pretty enjoyable.  Last night we went to a great club, got back at 6am..., which means todays plans failed and will happen tomorrow instead.

We ended up having a great big delicious Israeli lunch (spectacular eggs with veggies and cheese, and a great salad-yum!) cooked for us by our new friend Eli and just hanging around-with me sitting silently most of the time since I dont speak a word of Hebrew!  Later we found the Historic Museum of the National University of Cordoba, a world heritage site.  Got a tour in Spanish, that was a treat!  But we got the jist of it, and nodded along as best we could keep up with our lovely guide.  The site is the oldest Jesuit building in South America, as I understand it, so lots of interesting history there. 

Tomorrow, Inbar and I are off to a day tour in Alta Gracia to check out where Che Guevara grew up.  The reviews are that the town is boring, but we are determined to decide for ourselves! 

Still trying to figure out the next steps...go down south to the Lake District, head over to Mendoza-wine country, up to Iguazu-huge waterfalls at the border of Brazil and Paraguay, and then make my way to Bolivia or skip going south, save it for a nother trip and head up to bolivia to volunteer a bit.  The possibilities are exciting and confusing! 

Anyways, hope all is well by you!  Time to listen to some more hebrew and figure out my plans!

Take care. 

Peace and Love,
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Holly Ginsburg - Mom on

Alyssa, Cordoba sounds interesting. Glad you are meeting the 1000 Israelis.
What cities are they from? Are you meeting up with other people as you proceed further? Enjoy!!! Hope you get to the Waterfalls. XOXO, Mom

Erica on

Amazing! Each new post is such a treat to read :)

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