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Days 37 to 40 - A blast in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Monday, 26 February 2007 | Views [1992] | Comments [4]

Hi everyone

I am seriously having the time of my life over here! I can´t believe how lucky I am to be here and experiencing so many wonderful places, new things & meeting so many wonderful people!

I arrived back in Buenos Aires (Bs As) after a wonderful week in the patagonian district of Bariloche last Friday, thinking I had seen Bs As in total the first time round when Angie and I first arrived in Argentina - but I was wrong!

I arrived at my hostel, thinking it would be full of Aussies and Brits like usual, but to my surprise, I was the only "english as a 1st language" traveller there! I met 2 new friends for life on my first night back - Valter from Chile (who speaks Spanish, Portugese & a bit of English) and Caina from Brazil (who speaks Portugese, a little Spanish and a little English). Between us, we spoke a mixed language of Spanglishese! It was brilliant practice for my Spanish, Valter´s english and Caina´s Spanish & English. We spent the next 3 days together, exploring the city like 3 muskateers & had so much fun and tonnes of laughs. Some highlights include....

  • Going to the Museo of Bella Artes in Bs As and seeing some funky Argentinian art

  • Recoleta Markets - the biggest and best markets in Argentina. My bargainning skills are improving rapidly!

  • Boca Juniors  vs Independiente futbol match. Awesome. Scary. Men without shirts.

  • San Telmo fair, free tango in the streets and then a great meal with Val & Caina drinking Quilmes (beer) all night & shooting the breeze in Spanish (wow)

  • Amazing professional Tango show in Bs As Central Theatre for $AUD5

  • Great empañadas and food from local places that I wouldnt have tried before. And the Quilmes - Argentine beer. Its bloody brilliant!

Most of all, the biggest highlight has been meeting so many beautiful people over the last 4 days. I am shocked that I am able to have disjointed BUT meaningful conversations in Spanish with people now - telling them about my life, family, past & future! Its so surprising how a few weeks can change your life.

Lani

So romantic!

So romantic!

Tags: Friends

Comments

1

Im stoked you are meeting up with people to explore with. You are a magnet to people.

  Doanie Feb 28, 2007 4:32 PM

2

awwe i am missing u :(
keep having fun
love you

  megs Mar 2, 2007 9:31 PM

3

Lani
These people u r meeting and exploring with sure have
great taste...They have met the best there is around
as far as fellow travellers go!!
Love and miss u madly Mumsie xoxo

  Mumsie Mar 12, 2007 1:15 PM

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hey lanzi, wish i had of been there to see the tango-ing. it would have been awesome... remember the days, dancing together!!

  kelsa Apr 13, 2007 1:06 PM

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