Rush Hour 4

Trip Start Jan 09, 2008
Trip End May 15, 2008

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

I know this a weird title for a Blog, but itīs really a good title. Being Asian traveller and walking the streets in a south american country, I get a lot of stares and comments of "Chino" on a regular basis. However, i found someone that also gets that same impression, my new friend Tolani or "T" who is english with Nigerian ethnicity. He told me that sometimes he feels like a movie star. I kept telling him that he should just tell everyone thatīs heīs some movie star or rapper, but then the lie would just fall apart when everyone finds out that your staying at a youth hostel. So anyways, here we are an Asian and an African roaming the streets of Cordoba. And of course, we get the usual stares, but probably even more cause we are walking together kinda like the "rush hour" movies. It almost worked when i introduced myself as "Jackie" and Tolani as "Chris", but i just couldnīt stop laughing. So the joke never came to fruition cause i could never keep a straight face.
Cordoba itself, i canīt say too much about it cause we didnīt see it at itīs best. Apparantly it has one of the best night lifes in all of Argentina, but arriving at the beginning of the week, we never really gave it a good shot at making an impression. The city itself has a huge population of university students which fuel itīs nightlife. apparantly there are 7 very large universities here. There are some cool museums as well, including the Museum of Modern Arte and a Contemporary Art Musuem which is almost near completion. An architectural interest lies in at the Paseo de Buen Pastor which is an incorporation of a old building and completely contrasting addition of contemporary architecture where a great posh restaurant is located on the pink glass extension (check pics).
All in all, Cordoba was a beautiful city and i enjoyed it very much. However, i think i might have enjoyed the rush hour quotes more than the actual city. Like "do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" and "I go this way and you go that way". I donīt know, itīs one of those you had to be there trips. Peace out, i gotta go get Ricky Tan.
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