Great to be back in Buenos Aires!
Trip Start Sep 25, 2011
25Trip End May 08, 2012
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I returned on Saturday by ferry from Colonia, Uruguay and all afternoon Avenida de Mayo where my cheap hotel was located, was blocked to vehicles as there was a memorial ´walk´´ remembering the Argentinan junta i believe 36 years ago and recognizing those who died then. Busloads of people from all over were brought in to walk and there was singing, waving of big banners, chanting, etc. and different busloads of people were ´staged´to enter the walk at the appropriate time. I thought it was a protest but found out it was an annual memorialhttp://www.los36billares.com.ar/index.htm on Avenida de Mayo and we also met up another night for dinner with Louise from England, who Nathalia met when they both were on an Antarctic cruise earlier in the month. Nathalia was great and I think we will probably always stay in touch.
I actually came back to BA to see a performance of Mamma Mia for which I thought was the last day yesterday (so I went to the Matinee) but looks like it has been extended until April 10 or so. It was so much fun, although in Spanish, the music is the same and since I have seen it live 5 other times, and seen the movie, I pretty much know the story so don´t need to understand the dialogue hah! Anyway my mom and I saw it in London England and we marvelled at all the tourists that were there in attendance from all over the world and everyone knew the music and danced in the aisles! Well yesterday, no dancing in the aisles but people knew the music, and would clap at certain songs AND you will not believe the number of three generation families that were there
Anyway today I was to meet up with someone I met in Salta, Arg (not to be confused with Salto Urg) but I guess we got our wires crossed about where to meet around Teatro Colon. It is so frustrating trying to arrange meeting places, never seem to work out for me anyway.. I did not organized a Plan B so my dad would be disappointed in me and you´d think i would learn by now to always have a Plan B whatever you do... She is going on to Uruguay so I was going to sell her my little bit of leftover currency and fill her in on things to see. Anyway sent her a mssg and hope for the best to meet up later. She is staying in a friend´s apartment here so she has a phone there but I don´t so am in the local ´locutorio´phone and computer place.
But I wanted to say I was so looking forward to ge tting back to BA as i missed the excitement and energy here
I plan to hike around the reserved park at Puerto Madero, see more sights in Palermo and Recolleta, use the fantastically cheap local buses at 30 Cents a ride, take in a tango show, some of the things I didn´t get done before I left and will not rush around so much as i have seen the major sights. I also met another person in my hostel in Colonia and she and i took the ferry to BA on Sat. together so we got together for a tango music and dinner evening on Sat. night and plan to do something tomorrow night. She is at another hostel. It is nice having some semblance of a social life again! LOL
I am an aunt again as of this week! Daughter Tala Jai born to my niece MIranda and her husband Chris! And a cousin had a baby girl this week as well so it is a year of girls. Can never have too many of them!
That is all right now, I just finished lunch at McDonalds as my friend and i were going to have lunch..