F___in' mosquitoes!

Trip Start Nov 21, 2006
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Sunday, November 26, 2006

As the title states.....8 bites and counting, what is it about my blood?

So the first day we were here was Thursday and that day was a write off after travelling...switching planes, hanging out in airports, no sleep, airplane food, not enough water (just now feeling a lil normal again and it's Sunday.

On Friday we got up and walked to the Puerto Madero area of BsAs. It reminded me a little bit of yaletown, it is all old buildings converted into really cool little retaurants and apparently clubs, but we were there during the day. It was nice, on the water. There is a statue between the docks (kinda seperating 4 tiny ports half a block wide) that is supposed to be an artist's rendition of a couple tangoing.... I dunno bout that... you can draw your own conclusions. After that we walked up to the PLaza de Mayo...apparently every city in S. America has a Plaza de Mayo, it was nice, then we went into the banco de nacion argentina....wow, impressive! Clayton was small and I thought richmond centre CCS was big, wow, this place is massive. There were tons of different places you could go, and then you had to take a number and wait...no pictures allowed tho, sorry :( After that we continued walking back, in the super hot hot hot weather (heard back home there's snow... miss snow). I got a lil sunburn, but I had sunscreen on so it wasn't bad at all....We also stopped and had lunch, was ok.... then back to the hostel to nap (all this exploring in hot weather kills you )and woke up and napped some more, I read a book, watched some spanish tv (argentina has the hardest accent to understand apparently).

Saturday we walked to the Recoleta area to go to the cemetery. Yeah I know, most people wouldn't go to the cemetery, but this cemetery was amazing, I mean wow! I think they spend as much on places for their dead to rest as on cars or small houses. We saw the grave of Eva Perron...Evita.... not too special but I guess the Spanish regard her in a high light. She is burined with her brothers. We ran into some really "nice" (they kept using it to describe the cemetery, "it's so nice") men. They were of homosexual interests and so no interest on our part except they were so "nice" ! Funa nayway. If you want to meet any other people who speak english I think the cemetery is the place to be! After that we walked back through another square connected to the cemetery entrance. They had a crafts market, such cool stuff, i had to refrain from buying everything. Then on to lunch at an english pub, and I got to try the bbq that is so good, except I had chicken n not steak... Then we walked to a flower. It is a huge metal scultpture of a flower that opens when it is light and closes when it is dark. We weren't there when it was dark, so we saw it open. Then along an avenue to the bus station to find out when buses leave and such. In my limited spanish I sourced out a good bus company that leaves at a reasonable time! yeeeehaw! then to the supermarket and back to the hostel. Had a couple of conversations with other english speakers here (spanish is just not that good yet!) and found out from them, that they love Brazil and Bolivia. Yay! today we are going to San Telmo...bohemian area with tango in the street...can't wait!
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