Thursday, June 30, 2011

En la Bellisima Argentina

Today we slept in and ate some delicious breakfast with dulce de leche and tea. Mom, Dad and I left to el centro (Downtown Buenos Aires), while Tia y Tio were at work. We were planning on updating my passport. Because we didn't have a car we had to find a "taxi." Well my friends, it's not really a taxi... it's some guy from the neighborhood driving his personal vehicle with no seat belts, holes in the seats, windows that don't roll up all the way. Okay, so it doesn't sound all that bad, but when it's combined with Buenos Aires drivers and traffic, then we are talking about a fear of loosing your life. Driving here is a little different. Drivers don't drive within the lines they drive wherever they can fit. Stop signs are very rare and the traffic laws aren't as closely enforced here.

Well, we made it back to Tia's house safely. We ate una parrillada (more meat) and then took a nap. After our nap we sat around the kitchen table solving all the world's problems with our tea time. It's so nice to sit and enjoy conversation with my family. At this point, Tia was home enjoying the conversation with us. We decided to go to the grocery store at 9 pm to buy food for tomorrow. Tio Ale came home and we ate dinner and sobre mesa (sitting and chatting after dinner).

Later, Tio took me to feed the dogs next door that are located in the chapel courtyard. The dogs eat once a day only because mi Tio Ale feeds them. They are so excited to see him every night. Super cute dogs! I'll take a picture of them and post them soon.

Anyway, it's so funny to me how much I have slept and ate since I've been here. Soon enough we will begin our tour of the city. Let the adventures continue en la Bellisima Argentina...

awesome downtown graffiti

el rio

la Casa Rosada (similar to the U.S. White House)

Granaderos (Guards)

Bellisima Aregntina Architecture

Obelisco de Buenos Aires (similar to the Washington Momument)

mas rio

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