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September 2006

Lost luggage

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Hi everybody,

Well, I arrived in Buenos Aires yesterdag evening, but unfortunately, my backpack wanted to stay in Amsterdam. It doesn´t like the cold belly of the plane I guess. But he has to pay: now he has to fly at night, when it´s even colder...at least the Iberia help desh said the bagage will come in the morning. Probably I will see it when I get back from my day stroll in Buenos Aires.
It´s sunday so it´s relatively quiet in this 14 million inhabitants city. Shops were just opening on the central pedestrian Florida avenue.
Did some relaxing at the Plaza the Mayo, where the presidential palace is. After that I took a walk around the main east-west corridor, Avenue de Mayo, crossing what is probably the widest boulevard in the world, 6 de julio. It has 10 lanes...each direction. The obelisk which is here is a clear landmark, and getting lost in BA is almost impossible.
Well, that´s it for now, I hope I will be reunited with my luggage today.

Michael.

Posted by Utrecht 08:09 Archived in Argentina Comments (0)

Less than two weeks to go..

semi-overcast 22 °C

Still have to work two weeks before taking the plane to South America.
I have been doing some reading the last few weeks and some highlights really shouldn't be missed.
Probably will go to Colonia, Uruguay from Buenos Aires...for the colonial stuff.
The southwest circuit in bolivia, with altiplano, lakes and salt flats is on my list as well.
Of course I want to stay in La Paz for a while and hope to do the downhill mountainbike track to Coroico. Any readers done this...any recommendations would be welcome.
And of course Machu Pichu, but that's the major thing in south america and although probably very very touristy I really want to see it.
Well, still preparing some things the next days. Next entry will ben somewhere in Buenos Aires I think.

Michael.

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