Big smelly city
Trip Start Apr 17, 2006
44Trip End Jun 14, 2006
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However, you are probably relieved as it means it will make for a nice short entry. In the first few days, in no particular order, I did the following:
1. Met up with my relative Anita, aunt of Pablo, my host in Montevideo (see that entry if you want to try and work out the relationship!)
2. Fate arranged it that I was in Buenos Aires at the same time as the wonderful Maria Jose was back visiting her sister, and they invited me round. I looked at a map and it looked to be one road all the way, so I decided to cycle. What I neglected to account for was the fact that since Argentinian cities are made of blocks (and I don't mean breeze blocks, ho ho), all the streets are one-way, and this one went against my directional wishes. After much zigzagging up adjacent streets and a fair amount of getting lost, I finally made it. Once there, I attempted, with limited success, to recreate for them my wonderful invented meal of a couple of weeks previously. It's not that great, actually, I think I was deluding myself. Maria Jose did home-made milanesas, though, which really were great. Her sister has the world's cutest baby, Nahuel, who never made a fuss about anything despite being age 1.
3. I saw some of the sights of Buenos Aires, which I won't talk about as I don't want to spoil things in case you ever go.
Have a peek at the photos and then I'll tell you about my last few days.