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Trip Start Jun 15, 2004
Trip End Jun 15, 2005

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Tuesday May 24th 2005
Find a hostel thats makes me feel decidely old, but is otherwise OK, and again wander around this nice city - which is very lively and busy, but perhaps not so photogenic.

Do pass a static demonstration re the Falkland Islands - which includes a very nasty play on the UK flag which turns it into a Swastika. They are protesting about the proposed EU constitution - which defines land borders and hence included the Falklands. I didnt stop to discuss the matter...

Wednesday May 25th 2005
Get up for once and catch the nice local bus to Alta Gracia, a small town about 40km away from Cordoba.

Its revolution day today, so some streets are closed, its very busy, and there are parades and speeches etc, all to celebrate the day in 1810 they kicked the Spanish out.

Walk out of the centre, to see Che Gueveras childhood house - his revolutionary zeal clearly didnt come from his parents, as its clear he had an affluent upbrininging, with the nice home in the suburbs, home movies etc.

Alta Gracia is a nice town, and I wish I coul˝d have stayed longer, but football was calling, so back to Cordoba, a nice bar, a nice big beer and even nicer steak, and time to watch Liverpool vs AC Milan in the Champions League final.

Now at 3-0 down at half time, my confidence was a little dented, but I did confidently predict that Liverpool would score 4 goals in the first five minutes of the second half - not too far off the mark as it turned out.

The beers, and the goals, ensured that the whole bar knew who I wanted to win, and even the AC Milan supporters, after recovering from choking on their beer, congratulated me at the end. Excellent match, and excellent place to see it.

Catch the overnight bus to Buenos Aires - I sleep well - nothing to do with the drink....
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