My first full day in Argentina.
It started off pretty late, probably due to jetlag. And it started pretty crazy thanks to Amelia. If you’ve been here since the beginning, you’ll remember my shout outs to her in earlier posts. If not, you should totally go back and read those posts. I am definitely not saying that because seeing the number of readers on my blog is a huge ego bust and makes me continue to write the blog…
So Amelia had a crisis where she almost went blind. Just kidding. But she thought she might. So we had to run to the farmicia and figure that out. Then came back to grab some lunch and make plans to meet up with some other girls from our school that are studying in Argentina also.
We met up in front of a church in San Martin Plaza while a protest was starting. So we saw a bunch of police people on the way. What is with South America and their protests? So we heard a noise that at first sounds like a gunshot…Amelia and her friend Luke were pretty scared (LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER – had to) We eventually determined the source of the noise was a stand up firecracker device that didn’t make pretty lights, just loud BOOMS.
Sarah later told me that people were protesting that they couldn’t get packages. Apparently they can’t order things online and can’t use Amazon. Oh the inhumanity!
But we ended up walking around to find some dulce de leche to enjoy with these croissant type pastries Amelia highly recommend and a place to sit.
Some interesting conversation and 10 lbs later…we made our way to a church.
It burns!!!!! *Melts into a puddle of water*
I have to give it to the Catholics, they may do a lot of things wrong, but their architecture is pretty amazing.
…Mall…Looks for cell phone…Shopping…Yummy orange juice…
Ends up at a book store. Want to get an interesting easy level Spanish book to read. Finds this.
Funny story…well for me. I was talking to my friend, a giant Metallic fan, telling him that Metallica was going to be in South America. He, being slightly jealous I think, tried to convince me to go. But the only showing in Argentina is in Buenas Aires which is a decently long trip from Cordoba. But I decided to look into it a bit. My host parents like to watch Argentina Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. They asked…what stadium will Metallica be playing in this March? ME ME!! I KNOW IT PICK ME!!!
I can’t even do these game shows in the U.S. I guess I was just doing it in the wrong language.
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