Buenos Aires in short. Beauty and crime

Trip Start Feb 14, 2011
Trip End May 05, 2011

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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Friday, March 4, 2011

Ok since I'm massively behind on updating my blog I will log the BA experience in one go for the 3 nights I was there.

In short: Buenos Aires is a wonderful, wonderful city. It's design is simply amazing and it's truly a nice city to walk through. Every corner has an artsy building, every square has a nice statue or a tree of such size that you wonder how many eons it's been standing there.

I hung around with some germans which were acting a bit like children on their first trip away from home and they clearly werent used to smoking decent weeds :-) I might sound a bit enervated but that is simply because I wanted to go out and I didnt manage to do that, we always ended up on the Estoril roof drinking like mad. Not a bad experience at all if I wasnt looking for something different.

I also met Brandon from the US who is a very nice guy and I hope to see him in Belgium when he comes through. I already told him he could couch surf at my place or at my friends in Leuven who would surely show him a good time in our country. We went to the arts museum together with Richard ( see below) and the art there was just amazing. If you're ever in BA check out that museum, the monk pieces are just godly.

I met Richard as well. Richard has the coolest job on earth - no pun intended. He works long term missions on a base in the Arctic as a marine biologist!! Had some great conversation with him on several topics. One topic that came up (as I couldnt help but bring it up) is climate change. I told him I get quite confused with all the different opinions out there and its hard to get a grip on the situation. Now boys and girls, the man works at the Arctic at the core of what we're discussing so I guess we can take him as a sort of ultimate reference. Basicly it's not good but not necessarily bad. If you want to maintain the current situation we're failing epicly though. They dont know what it will change in to but it is changing and things are dieing and breaking down there. I decided to take that as atleast my ultimate vision on the situation.

Leaves only to tell the story of me being robbed after wandering the street at night in an attempt to get to Palermo - the night club part of town - on foot. I exited the ATM and put my wallet in my back pocket wich was stupid. Someone ran in to me and I have the default reaction to check my wallet. It was gone! I yelled at the guy and ran after him. He reacted by grabbing the money out of my wallet and dropping the wallet - I assume to stop me from pursuing him. I was quite glad with that outcome as it just cost me 700 pesos and not all my cards.

Perhaps a bad note to end on but I can only advise everyone to go to BA, my dark ending is my own stupid fault and BA is the greatest and most beautiful metropolis I have come across at  the moment.
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Johan Potums on

Finally a story about getting robbed! Respect!

Phil on

beter die 700 pesos kwijt dan al je kaarten....
het moet je eens een keer overkomen..bij mij was het prijs in Lima....

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