Archive for May, 2009

… returns from vacation in Argentina

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Here are the highlights:

In Argentina:

  • The birds fly NORTH for the winter
  • You can go down memory lane watching many cars from the 70s, 60s and even older
  • Steaks are terrific, but why do they tend to overcook them?
  • Ethnic food is a joke; they don’t seem to be able to get it right. Not even Italian food; and they have such a large  ethnic-Italian population…
  • There are some 500 demonstrations and strikes every year in Buenos Aires. That’s more than one every day of the year, on average! (We witnessed two on the same day). One demonstration, that of the Mothers, takes place every Thursday afternoon, and has been going on for over 30 years!
  • Buses in Buenos Aires only take coins; but coins are very hard to get. Is the bus company hoarding them?
  • The country is vast and beautiful: Glaciers in the south, huge waterfalls in the north and everything else in between.
  • Soccer is king!
  • The U.S. Dollar is strong. Go visit!