Beautiful and sunny Sunday
Hi Anne and readers,
Hope you have spent a wonderful weekend. I’m really moved by the warm welcome and comments from you readers and at the end of my log I’ll answer all your questions.
Today is a perfect autumn day with 30º C (in fact it seems as if we were in summer). Here in Argentina most of the days are sunny.
Oscar and I went to Madero Port and the Ecologist Reserve to walk, relax and take some pictures for all of you. Since I haven’t got a digital camera I’ll have to finish the film first and then bring it to a shop to make them. As soon as I get the photos I’ll attach them to the blog.
Madero Port is relatively new. All the old docks were used to build smart restaurants, cafeterias, offices and buildings. The view is terrific and you can see a lot of tourists there. This place is one of our favourite to go on Sunday mornings because is very peaceful. If you walk 4 blocks down you get to the South Costanera and the “Ecologist Reserve”. We are very keen on walking inside the latter. There are some circuits to walk, cycle or run. The longest has 6 km and we did it several times. It’s very unwinding to walk there surrounded by nature and you can get to the River Plate after walking 15 minutes in a speed of 6 km per hour. Unfortunately the waters are contaminated and it’s forbidden to enter into them but you can sunbathe next to it.
I love my country very much. It has alot of natural resources and people are very friendly. Buenos Aires, as all the big cities is hustle bustle and you have to watch your bag while walking.
Somebody said that Buenos Aires never sleeps and it’s true. Several shops are open ‘till late and on the weekends too. It’s very common to see people enter a restaurant to dinner at 11 pm. Not me of course, at that time I’m sleepy…
There are a lot of international restaurants. Japanese restaurants, actually “the sushi”, are in fashion now. I have to admit that I’ve never tried it yet.
We have a lot of parks and very modern shopping malls as well.
Argentina is very diverse. The north of Argentina is very hot; the south of Argentina (The Patagonia) is very cold. Some of the provinces, specially the north ones are very poor. Patagonia is outstanding! If you want to see snow you have to go to that region. Buenos Aires has the city of Buenos Aires (where I live) and the province of Buenos Aires. I’ve only been to some provinces of my country; Córdoba (located in the middle of Argentina and it’s really beautiful), Misiones (in fact I only went to the Iguazu Falls, located in the north-east), Río Negro and Neuquén (both of them located in the Patagonian region and the places I visited were Bariloche, San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura) I fell in love with these last places and if it weren’t so cold as they are I would go to live there.
I mentioned that if you want to see snow you have to head for the Patagonia but last winter it snowed in Buenos Aires and I could see it from my window!!!
Here are some pictures of that important event.
The first and the third one are of the Pink House (where the President works), the second one is of The obelisque (a monument that was built in honour of the foundation of Buenos Aires)
I’ll talk more about Argentina in my next blogs but feel free to ask me the questions you want.
Now the answers…
Rosalba, thank you for sharing your feelings of homesick and keep brave as you are. I do know that Argentina has a lot of emigrants from Italy. My husband’s grandparents were from Italy. Statistically Argentina is the second country chosen from the Italian (the first one is Germany. In fact a lot of our behaviour comes from Italians.
Suellen, I love Brazil. I visited Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis. Your beaches are spectacular. Our beaches are too cold and windy.
Adriana, thank you and hello to your family too.
James, thank you for your compliments to my sister and my husband. And yes, it was tough to grow up in a single-parent family. But my father was and is in my mind always.
Not only I have the same name of our president but we are from the same zodiac sign (acquarius). But we don’t have anything else in common.
Vlad, yes there are a lot of foreigners living here and on the other hand, due to the difficult situation we went through, many people went to live abroad (but I know that most of them have come back too)
Chalida, what a coincidence! And welcome to Argentina
Jahanbakhsh Dehghani, hope you can profit a lot from all the blogs
Miao, congratulations on your degree and enjoy your carer. I’ll put some pictures of Argentina in my next blogs.
Pary, thank you for your warm welcome. I wonder how it Is living in Iran.
Anwar, yes it’s true. It’s better to know a country from a person who is living there but of course you get a subjective point of view. I fell in love with your country after seeing the soup opera (the clon). After then I took 2 years of Arabian Dancing. Perhaps I get the plunge and insert a picture of me dancing.
Habooba, thank you very much and I hope you enjoy the blog
Naheed, I’m pleased you like the blog and I’d like to know how is living in Pakistan
That’s all for today. I can’t promise to answer all the questions during the week because I don’t have much time but I’ll try to write every day or at least each two days.
Bye for now,
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