"We're travellers, not tourists mum!"
Trip Start Sep 03, 2011
54Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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After the "mugging" incident we are a bit more cautious but totally enjoying the atmosphere. At the moment it is 8.49pm, Saturday evening and it is still just a little bit light, the drum parade is being led down the road by a lineup of salsa dancing local girls, 200 metres away is Las Ramblas that runs along the waterfront with lovely cool breezes blowing into the boys bedroom window.
At the market the other day I stopped to look at a colourful beaded necklace and in trying to get Hannah to stop and look commented on the jewellery, Hannah keeps walking and says "mum, we can get those anywhere, we're travellers not tourists!"
I would hope that I'm in between, taking my photos, trying not to look to ignorant as I read the information panels yet still bouncing as my kids tell me to pay attention and "hurry up mum!". lol
I have mentioned the Ramblas, the 10 km stretch of waterfront that allows you to "ramble" along it by foot or bike. It looks out into where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Rio Plata. It is not the prettiest body of water as there is alot of silt that causes a bluey brown outlook onto the water. But except for siesta time in the middle of the day it is frequented by walkers, runners, strollers, people going to and from work and school and couples. The couples are funny, especially the ones that are middle aged in parked in their cars, you would think they had homes to go to? Oh maybe not ... The kids and I have been walking, running and cycling along the Ramblas in the mornings and it has felt great, we are actually getting tans and our skin, if not a little sunburnt, is feeling alot more healthier.
Call me squeamish, for those of you who have travelled SE Asia, you will know of the requirement in some hotels and establishments to place your waste toilet paper not in the toilet when you are finished but in a bin beside the toilet
Tonight I finally cooked, and it has been a while. Andrew has cooked dinner since I have been here, he is such a "sweetie" (pda) but it was my turn, so I cooked a creamy chicken and chorizo pasta dish and salad. We are sufficiently filled and the kids cleaned up as usual.
Campbell has his last exam on Monday then we are going to organise going up to Colonia, the place where the Portuguese settled which is a day trip and seeing if we can book tickets to catch a ferry across to Buenos Aires, apparently it is the Paris of South America and is a must see.