Buenos Aires

Trip Start Nov 14, 2011
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Trip End May 13, 2012


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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Been here now for 2.5 days with 1 full day to go before we fly to Mendoza, Argentina.

Buenos Aires is typical of all major cities with its highlights and lowlights - or should that be lowlife - of which there is plenty around. On our first day we witnessed a bag snatch on a major downtown avenue in the middle of the afternoon - two guys on a motorbike travelling close to a pathway where people were stood waiting to cross the road - the guy on the back of the motorbike grabbed the bag and they sped off. Also lots of obvious homeless and beggars - though they are found everywhere. 

But on a more positive note Buenos Aires has some interesting areas and landmarks, Pete and I have walked considerable distances covering as much as possible while we are here and seen some interesting sights and buildings (as per photos). Thats the good thing about having the knowledge of Juan (our guide) available, we have done some things as a group, whereby he has ordered taxis to take us to the areas of the city we would want to visit and then once there he has pointed us in the right direction regarding where to go, also in our free time Juan has been full of ideas of what to see and do.

On Friday night we went to a Tango Show - that was amazing and far better than the Samba Show in Rio. I have never seen legs move so quickly - the dancers would certainly give Vincent and Flavia a run for their money!

Thanks very much for the comments we are getting - at the end of this trip we have the option of turning the whole blog into a book and this includes the comments and pictures. Apparently the pictures are weaved into the dialogue. We will follow this option and then we will have our permanent journal and when I am old and grey - approximately 6 months away - I will be able to sit and reminise about how it used to be............. 



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