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I really think that all the long haul buses in Argentina should pool their money and buy out Aereolieas... they know how to run human cargo. Seats that are way comfortable, movies, coffee and cold water on tap, leave on time.. etc. Maybe the buses could just attach wings.
THE BUILDINGS IN bUENOS aRIES WERE REALLY FANTASTIC, much more European than I would have imagined. I knew there was Spanish influence, but also a lot of Italian and smidges of French and other stuff. Even when they are not tricked up to their potential magnificance they inspire. Here in Cordoba the Jesuits were the main influence. Bloody churches every where, over 400 years old, and the original university. There are now 6 universities here. So I spent the day walking central area and then went on a general city tour, 5 of us with multilingual guide. I got so confused that there were churches i thought I had been in and then new ones that after a while I knew I had seen before.. so am over churches. The history can be very confusing when it is something completely new. All was good until the guide asked to meet me after for coffee.. although the Argentinian men are generally very attractive I did not feel comfortable, so when his head was turned I did a scarper!! Tough luck honey!!
I think my head is starting to clear after a general fog after arriving.. too late to retrieve a bag of underwear I left in a room. Was a funny experience today to buy knickers and bra without any common language... we did prevail. So I can understand^recognise lots of signs, words in shops, menus, but the spoken word reuses to pop out though I do secret little practises to build up courage. I guess it will come, and it will be easier when it does. I HAD SOME WONDERFUL COLOURFUL PHOTOS FROM b>a THAT GOT LOST but cannot bring myself to post church photos from today. One of the tour guide would have been more interesting for you voyeurs.
I did a scientific survey yesterday and decided that one out of 500 females under the age of 60 wears wears a skirt or a dress! If you have not got skinny jeans or leggings you just are not part of the female gender. This arose when my attention was caught by a young thing is a bright skirt, I wondered why that was so, it was infact not a memorable skirt, no wow factor... then I realised that I just had not seen any.
Anyway all well. Hope this finds everone chipper. Jen

Posted by Jen Tallarook 16:15 Archived in Argentina

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Pleased to hear things have improved following the rocky start Jen. Sounds like you're starting to get into the swing of things. Also pleased to hear you have replaced the underwear - wouldn't want you to bring home any hippy habits like letting it all hang out!
Looking forward to photos.
All well - love Kirsten

by KFoster

Also looking forward to photos - surmount the technical challenge!!

by silmaril

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