05.11.2009 30 °C
TO all following this blog.. if there are spelling errors I am blaming them on this crazy spanish keyboard... well that and the fact I cant find spellcheck, OMG what has the world come to.
So the question on your mind is why Evita? Well yesterday I realized in my photographic nirvana at the Recoleta Cemetary I did not see Evita´s grave. So today I went.. yup saw the grave. Here is a fact, she is not only buried in the Duarte family mausoleum but under 20 feet of concrete so no one can steal her body..
This photo shows her actual and current gravesite.
This is a typical view of the recoleta cemetary... It´s HUGE
So that is actualy my suegauy to the next part of my blog heading.. yes that is it Pickpockets... ok this is the second time in my life I have been pickpocketed.. the first was in Mexico and a camera was stolen.. well while writing my blog this morning a well heeled gent sat next to me in the internet cafe and after a while leant over and asked me to read some writing on a piece of paper he had. That was about 2 seconds... later when paying I found he had filched me of about $30.. expensive lesson to be careful.
But I do have say he was good.. very good.. well dressed well rehearsed.
Which then leads me to the next part of this blog title.. now that I have been here two days I am starting to get a feel for this city and it´s WILD. Dogs everywhere and of course people too. So one thing as a pedestrian one has to watch out for is not the dog poop, as it seems portenos clean up, but traffic. Yes the lights are merely a suggestion. If the pedestrian light changes for one to walk be warned these are merely suggestions to the taxi drivers that they might feel like stopping.... OR NOT. Same goes for pedestrians, with buses zooming by at breakneck speeds, and these buses are fast, well crossing against the lights for pedestrians seems the same, merely a good suggestion, either that or these are the biggest collection of excitement junkies I´ve met.
Well I have to find an internet cafe that will let me load up photos, then I can put some photos to this blog.
I will elaborate on my blog later tonight or tomorrow... had a great day today, walked my ass off.