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Buenos Aires

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WELL, i THINK i COULD ALMOST CALL THAT THE FLIGHT FROM HELL. i HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WHINGING about flights was meaningless when you think that you are actually sitting in a chair a kilometre in the air, being transported thousands of kilometres... But... Aerolineas should have retired that plane at least last decade. The controls on my arm rest did not work, ie no individual light, no sound... lucky I did not have a heart attack as no one would have answered my obsolete call button. THE SOUND DID NOT MATTER TOO MUCH AS IT WAS BASICALLY BRING YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT. It was at least 3 hours before a movie was shown, which was of limited value to me anyway. This was just as well as when I looked at the screen some time later the scene on the screen was just rolling over, like bad T.Vs used to do. The food was next to inedible as well, and usually I cut the airlines a lot of slack. ANYWAY i WAS SITTING NEXT TO AN INTERESTING YOUNG LAD WHO WAS OFF TO AN ISLAND in Brazil to compete in world Junior surfing championships. The couple in front of me were also great and later shared a taxi with them into the city.
HAPPY HERE IN bUENOS aIRES. I would post some wonderful photos but fell foul of local scam yesterday and was relieved of camera and wallet!! POOP fell onto my had, presumably from an overhead pigeon. AS I was cleaning my hand a passerby said I HAD more on my back and gave me a tissue and some water from her bottle. Strangely enough she and her partner helped.... need I say more... did not realise until I got back to the room to shower off and wash clothes. The bloody fake shit was everywhere and hard to wash out...curses. The good news is that I had only a small amount of cash in the purse. I had spent all day taking photos of a fantastic parade of dancers and bands in very colourful costumes, it was spectacular. CURRENTLY SHOPPING FOR A NEW CAMERA.!
SPENT THE DAY WALKING. i HAVE ORGANISED A 9 HOUR BUS TRIP TO cORDOBA tomorrow. I like Buenos Aires and will see more of it on my way home. I WENT TO a tango performance last night, dinner and a lesson beforehand. I WAS THE PERSON WHO WAS TOLD TO START ON MY OTHER LEFT FOOT! Sorry about being incompetent with the caps lock key!! and too lazy to correct.
There was a humungus SUNDAY market on today, was on a cobbled street that was blocked of and went on for 4-5 blocks. ALSO HAD A TOUR OF THE bUENOS Aires theatre yesterday, bloody impressive. It would be great to see a performance there when I am back here. It had seven different levels, 3 or 4 levels full of private boxes, which you can book a seat in. IT seats 2500 people.

Posted by Jen Tallarook 14:38 Archived in Argentina

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Good blog entry :) Interesting reading.
Shame about the scam.

Did you buy a new camera? I could post one to you if you know where you're going to be?

Cheers,
Adrian.

by silmaril

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger! Things can only improve from here on. Could be the start of another chapter in the book.
Take care and keep the updates coming.Looking forward to photos.
Love and good thoughts Kirsten

by KFoster

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