Thursday, August 28, 2008

Buenos Aires, Argentina

We get lunch at a Parilla. Lonely Planet warns that the food at this location is pretty bad so I fill up on liquids!!

Chikako does the coolest bargaining for woven bracelets. No haggling. She just hands all the Brazilian Reals she has left to the lady and scoops up all the remaining bracelets and says gestures that she wants them all!

We fly to Buenos Aires, where we are met by our new tour guide, Marianna. We get to our cute little boutique hotel. I walk all over the street Marianna tells us we can find many money exchangers. Nary a one to be found. Apparently, they're on a different street. Uh-oh. I'm wondering how good (or bad) this guide is going to be.

Buenos Aires is gorgeous. It's what I imagine European cities look like.
BA is the capital and largest city of Argentina. It is located on the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. Greater BA has a population of about 13 millions. In English, BA means "Fair Winds" or "Good Air."
Run into Chris on Florida Street getting her shoes shined. She's ecstatic at how shiny her shoes turn out!

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