Buenos Aires to Patagonia
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The city does sound like me in a way, but I don’t have enough time to explore it. I did love Lima & wished that I had more time to explore it as well. Peru is magical for sure. Argentina is just as great. There’s something about the people of Latin America that are very genuine with their spirit of hostility that it reminds you of being back in Europe.
Buenos Aires name comes from the virgin saint of lady of good air. Something about the ledged has it that the virgin blew wind safely into port. Also, I learned that the city was flat when the Spanish arrived with not much vegetation in terms of trees. The silent monks and Spanish planted trees, like the fig & eucalyptus. There’s a plant called ombu that is not a tree at all, but this plant does look like one. Plaza de Mayo has a historical importance to the city in terms of the foundation of the city. From there I went into the Cathedral Metropolitan & got to see the Pink House, the home of the Argentina President. The left balconies were significant during Evita’s time & today the president commutes to work by helicopter. I concluded my journey on Caminito Street that is famous for introducing Tango to the world & traditionally it was an immigrant neighborhood. The buildings are different colors due to the left over paint from the boats that were in dock. It had a very bohemian vibe to it & I quite enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed walking along the streets looking at the different artisans. I will have to admit that I’ve seen a lot of the city in a short period of time. I would have enjoyed visiting the many art museums & taking the subway too. I couldn’t believe how big it is. I did find out if that you went to university at a state funded school you do not have to pay, it’s free. Over all Buenos Aires has a lot to offer & you can’t possibly see it all in one day.
I must get some rest cos I didn’t really sleep too well on the plane from Miami. Tomorrow, I’m off to Ushuaia to the southernmost city in the world to catch the Explorer before it set sails for Antarctica from Cape Horn in Tierra del Fuego.
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