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Moving On - Tuesday, July 25th 2006 1:57 AM
The time has come to say adios to this bravenet journal.The continuation of our travels can now be found at  Travelblog So long Bravenet, and thanks for all the fish!
Temaiken - a wonderful zoo - Sunday, July 2nd 2006 11:51 PM
Temaiken is about an hour or so from BA on a local bus and is a zoo-cum-animal-sanctuary. We had a fabulous time warmed by the winter sunshine. The interactive zones give you a...
Our World Cup runneth (is) over! - Saturday, July 1st 2006 11:29 PM
So, once again, England fail miserably on penalties in the last 8 of the World Cup. it was very interesting being here in Argentina though. They celebrated every victory as...
Out and about in San Telmo - Saturday, June 17th 2006 11:19 PM
We spent a glorious day revisiting the San Telmo area of the city.There was a classic car rally in town which was very interesting to see. The old cars looked as though they...
Feria de Mataderos - Sunday, June 4th 2006 9:59 PM
On the outskirts of the city we visited the "Feria de Mataderos" where lots of local handicrafts and foods from around Argentina are on display. The food was fabulous and the...
Military Day in Buenos Aires - Saturday, May 27th 2006 9:50 PM
Trish and I went along to the military polo fields for their open day. It was a fascinating insight into the Argentine military system with recruitment stalls for various...
They think it's all over........... - Wednesday, May 24th 2006 7:01 PM
.....well, it sort of is!We have had a month away from Buenos Aires catching up with friends and family in the UK which was great.Now we are back in BA, about to get working...
Tierra Santa - The Holy Land! - Monday, April 17th 2006 10:09 PM
Just to the North of the city centre is one of the mostt bizarre attractions we have ever visited. Tierra Santa  (the Holy Land) is a kind of religious theme park where you...
Iguazu falls - Monday, April 10th 2006 11:47 PM
With only a week until we go home (albeit only for a month) we decided to finish with a highlight and head up to the Iguazu Falls for the weekend. Our flight was cancelled so...
Mar del Plata - Tuesday, April 4th 2006 11:41 PM
A weekend at the seaside and our first glimpse of the ocean in months! We were lucky with the sunny weather but the wind kept us off the beach most of the time. We were there...
Out and about in Buenos Aires - Sunday, April 2nd 2006 11:25 PM
The Chacarita cemetery is apparently the largest in South America. We are quite sure that is no exaggeration! We almost got lost trying to find our way out. Having been unable...
Buenos Aires Zoo - Wednesday, March 22nd 2006 4:55 PM
We went to the zoo! It was strange to visit such a place in the middle of the city but they use the space so well. We had fun watching some tourists feed the sealions but...
Arts and entertainment in BA - Thursday, March 16th 2006 6:00 PM
We have been busy! Seeing Oasis at the polo fields was a great experience (for Russ anyway!). We were right near the front but the crush of 45,000 others behind us got to much...
The High Andes - Friday, March 3rd 2006 3:37 PM
The trip into the High Andes made us realise just how much we miss being in the mountains. In Buenos Aires there isn’t even a hill to climb! It was an early start to the...
Maipu - Thursday, March 2nd 2006 3:30 PM
Maipu is 15km from Mendoza and we took the bus out there twice. That’s where we got to tour round the vineyards and test their wares. It was great! We also did some tasting at...
Mendoza - Wednesday, March 1st 2006 3:21 PM
We were supposed to take a few days along the Atlantic coast but the British weather came to the area so we headed inland to the wine producing region of Mendoza. It was so hard...
Moving times - Monday, February 20th 2006 3:09 PM
Moving times indeed, in more ways than one. We have changed apartments again shaving more than a bit off the monthly expenses. That now makes Buenos Aires affordable! We also...
Valentines Day - Tuesday, February 14th 2006 11:59 PM
We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day not with cards or flowers but with an evening at the Cafe Tortoni where we watched a fabulous tango show and dined on divine steak and...
Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay - Friday, February 10th 2006 10:30 PM
We visited Uruguay for a few days (to get our Argentine visas renewed!). The ferry over the Rio de la Plata was just 3 hours and fairly smooth. The farewell views of Buenos...
Back to nature - Sunday, February 5th 2006 10:32 PM
On the edge of Buenos Aires is a huge nature reserve. The perimeter track is almost 5 miles long and we chose a hot sunny day to walk it. There were not too many birds around so...
The end of the course - Friday, February 3rd 2006 10:26 PM
Wow, that four weeks flew by. We are now experts of English grammar (yeah, right!) and raring to go out into the workplace and teach how to speak the Inglish right proper!It is...
Along the coast - Sunday, January 22nd 2006 10:39 PM
We took a day out along the coast. First stop was the district of Olivos where we hoped to find a picturesque port with restaurants and river cruises. Unfortunately that wasn't...
Football! - Friday, January 20th 2006 10:18 PM
Trish was teaching so I left her behind and went with some amigos to watch the Buenos Aires giants River Plate give a lesson in football to my favourite Bolivian side, Oriente...
Student days - Monday, January 9th 2006 10:24 PM
Today we began our course to become teachers of English as a foreign language. It looks like its going to be pretty hard work, and our knowledge of grammar appears to be...
Happy New Year from Buenos Aires - Thursday, January 5th 2006 4:21 PM
Happy New Year everyone. Once again the festivities were at a minimum here in BA. New Years' Eve is a time to spend with families and then set the night on fire with fireworks...