Sunday, May 4, 2008

¡Estamos en Argentina!

We have arrived safe and sound in Buenos Aires, Argentina! The flight was 10 hours long from Dallas and we weren´t able to sleep much during the flight, but uneventful enough. After being awake for more than 24 hours, at 8 AM Thursday May 1, we took a taxi to the Hostel Tanguera in a section of Buenos Aires called San Telmo. It is a lovely hostel! Once here we waited for our room until 10:30 and then took a 2 hour nap. We then tried to wake up enough to see some of the city. This is a beautiful capital with lots of people to see, food to eat and things to smell... some good and some not so good.

We saw La Casa Rosada where Eva Peron made some of her famous speeches while married to Juan Peron in the 40´s. We also went to her museum yesterday, which was very impressive. The Congreso buildng as well as the Obelisk are very interesting sites. The Museo de Las Bellas Artes was filled with Van Gogh´s, Picasso´s, Monet´s, Degas´, Renoir´s and many other amazing artists.

We have had some empanadas, churros and hot chocolate to wash it all down. We were able to see some Argentinian Tango last night along with fantastic singers and musicians. All for only $10 US each. It was a 2 and a half hour show! ¡Muy impressionante! We leave for Bariloche today where we will meet up with my parents for a week stay. We´re looking forward to meeting up with them for awhile.

I hope that ths update finds you well. We will try to add pictures when we get to a place where the computer has the capability to do so. The internet at this hostel is free so I´m just happy to be able to use it.

¡Hasta Luego!

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