Clowns, U.S. Presidents, and a Bar
Trip Start Jul 12, 2011
23Trip End Dec 19, 2011
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Carmen had a show! She's a trapeze artist, and also a clown. She totally blew the crowd away with her trapeze act (think 5-10 minutes suspended on a trapeze, moving in slow motion. Quite fantastic). Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the trapeze act, because I had to go outside (the smoke from the smoke machine was making my sinuses convulse - it happens when I encounter smoke down here because of the new nasal spray I'm using). Still got to watch the act through the window though : )
Recently, the History of the Church in Latin America class went to a meeting held by ISER (Instituto Superior para Educación Religiosa - Higher Institute of Religious Education [I think this is what the acronym stands for - have to double-check later]) in CARI (Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales - Argentine Council for International Relations)
I was humbled to see that, in the CARI building, there was an entire wall of photos of international presidents and ambassadors who have been named honorary members of CARI. Two in particular - George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton - stood out to me. What an opportunity we had as students to be a part of such a conference! It's hard to believe I was standing in a place where two former American presidents had been invited to come and participate in conferences like this one.
In other news:
Angie, Andrés, and I went to a bar near Rivadavia and Avenida 9 de Julio called "DeBar" (unique name, eh?)
I was sick for the past few days again - hence the low number of blog posts in the past couple of weeks. I ended up buying a bigger mate though, and it's finally cured, so now I can drink mate as much as I want : ) I've tried a few other brands of yerba mate now, and I think that Playadito with hierbas is still my favorite. We'll see though. I'm currently working through a bag of Cruz de Malta with Naranjas (oranges). I give it a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10.
Bastian and Lana (two German exchanges students) invited me over to their apartment last night and we had ravioli and beer. It was awesome - they are fantastic people!
Finally picked up a copy of the Biblia de Jerusalén in the ISEDET bookstore, along with some small cakes that someone had made. Those cakes are the best sweets I've had since coming here - definitely worth the 4 pesos I paid.
That's it for now! ˇHasta pronto!