Further thoughts on Beunos Aires

Trip Start May 15, 2005
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Trip End Apr 15, 2009


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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Traffic

The roads here are a bit crazy. there are traffic light, but also a lack of any other rules, taking a taxi is quite scary. It would appear that having any indicator on or using you hazard light indicates you are about to do something unexpected. However this can also be signified by not using any kind of indication what so ever, or by keeping the head lights off when it is dark. Cars here never stop for pedestrians, sometimes for traffic lights and rarely for other cars that look like they are going to get in the way. Most taxi drives are friendly, but when they turn around to talk to you whilst driving it does make me nervous!

Tango

Ok its not as easy as I thought it was going to be, or rather I want to be a lot better at it than I am. I have even decadently bought my self a special pair of shoes for sliding round the floor. I find the Tango a bit tricky because you have to be clear about where you want to go and well just like life, a lot of the time I am not really sure!

Spanish

Is coming along, although I am learning Buenos Aires Spanis which means the ll is pronounced sh... in the rest of Latin America it is ya. also here the y is pronounced as sh... I am learning lots about grammar, all of which is new to me. At the moment i can write Spanish better that I can speak it. I have only have 2 weeks more, I am not sure it is enough. Nessicito mas pratica.
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