Buenos Aires

Trip Start Sep 22, 2010
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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Buenos Aires... strange name when you figure out that it should be one of the most contaminated cites in South America. I arrived at the airport very early in the morning and fortunately got picked up by the Spanish couple from Zaragoza who sat next to me in the plane.

Nice red sunrise after a long and not very comfortable flight. Here I am finally !

I stayed down town a few days before leaving for a day to La Plata (south of Buenos Aires, Boulogne-sur-mer twin town) and another day to Delta del Tigre (North of Buenos Aires, on the shore of Rio de la Plata) away from the oppressive noise of these endless streets, the only escape is the big nature reserve between the city and the seashore. I must admit that I didn't really enjoy Buenos Aires. Maybe it wasn't what I was looking for at this moment.

Luckily, I met some very nice people: I've been hosted by Pablo (couchsurfing), a very nice guy, guitar player and fan of music. I did my first house party at Auriane's place and once again saw a sunrise walking in the street Boulogne-sur-mer (This is where San Martin died in 1850, he was the Libertador of Agentina, Chile and Peru). I tasted  my first Argentine asado at Maria's place, and discovered that asado is not the local name of barbecue: entire pieces of meat, half chickens and chorizos (delicious with bread = choripan) slowly cooked on a large gill. Absolutely delicious, and good remedy for hangover !

During my first day in Argentina, I discovered that:
- empanadas are very good stuff (generally) and good value
- meat is almost in everything and is cheap
- vegetarianism will be hard to go on...especially for someone who likes meat very much, like me
- Cities are made of blocks, and streets are straight lines, it's easier to find your way, but I didn't find the charm of small and tortuous European streets
- Argentine people use "vos" instead of "tu", have a slightly different conjugation for the second singular person, speak a little bit with a kind of Italian accent (it was quite funny at first but I get use to it), the porteņos (from Buenos Aires and around) pronounce the "ll" like a "ch".
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marie pote de geoffrey on

hello dit moi es tu passer par le village de corcovado c la ou je dois aller prochainement c en patagonie a l'ouest!!!
kissss et bon trip et dit moii t parti avec cobien dargent tu travaille las bas?
tu dors ou?testil arriver de dormir dehors??kisss

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