Hi Anne and readers,
Did you have a nice weekend?
Anne, I’m glad you liked the tour around Buenos Aires.
You attached lovely pictures of the stalls that sell fruits at the end of your street and I really felt as if you were walking beside me explaining everything. The colours of the fruits speak for themselves. I love mango. The first time I’ve tried it was in Brazil. We can buy it in Argentina but it’s very expensive. Exotic fruits are my passion. By the way, what is a dragon fruit? And what’s the difference between sweet mango and sour mango?
I tried to reword the following sentences:
1) This avenue is related to the Tango.
2) Palermo Woods: They have 80 hectares
3) This street is full of paintings and sculptures
4) It’s one of the fewest squares that are totally asphalted
5) It’s among the best in the world
I could work out some of the words in the quiz you gave us.
FABOULUS, OUTSTANDING, FANTASTIC, SPLENDID.
By the way, I’ve just bought “1984” by George Orwell. At the bookshop there was a notice that read “books brought at your door” and I wondered if there was a mistake. Anne, is it right? As you say that “delivered to the door” is correct I want to know if the preposition “to” is used with the verb “to bring” too. I also wanted to know the phrasal verb that means “to decline an offer”, it’s on the tip of my tongue but I only remember the preposition down.
Talking about travelling, our first vacation together was in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and San Andrés (Colombia). We visited the old city with the colonial houses in Cartagena. We went to the best restaurants and enjoyed ourselves immensely. In San Andres we sunbathed in the Caribbean Sea.
Cartagena (I was very young by then)
The following year Oscar invited me to the Bahamas and Miami. It was one of our best holidays. We visited 3 islands (Nassau, Freeport and Harbour Islands). Needless to say, the beaches were outstanding especially the pink sand in Harbour Island (it was really pink) and the waters were turquoise.
This is the best photo I took in my life
In 1995 we headed for the Patagonian region (the south of Argentina). We stayed in Villa La Angostura, San Martín de los Andes and Bariloche. It was the first time I’d seen snowing. Though I’m a bit agoraphobic I took the plunge and travelled by air-chair. We had a faboulus vacation.
In 1996 we got married and went to Punta del Este and Colonia (Uruguay) for our honeymoon. It was November (tourists usually go from December to March) so we could relax and walk. We had a good time but I would have liked to see more people. Next time we’ll go in summer.
The following year we went to Anguilla (a British virgin island in the Caribbean) and Saint Barths (French virgin island). In Anguilla I met my dear friend Mary Ellen from Ohio-USA but we didn’t know that we would become close friends. Since then we’ve been writing to each other every week. In fact she is in Anguilla right now because she always comes back on her holidays. I can’t describe these 2 islands. They were amazing. In Anguilla we were surrounded by nature, with white thin sand and turquoise waters. In Saint Barths we sensed the charming of the French.
To sum up, the following years we went to New York
And Buzios (Brazil),
Then to Cuba,
Saint Martin (in the Caribbean),
Río de Janeiro (Brazil)
Florianopolis (Brazil) This is Oscar running along the beach.
San Salvador de Bahía (Brazil),
Morro de Sao Pablo (Brazil), Camino de los 7 lagos (The 7 lakes path) (Patagonia Region).
Camino de los 7 lagos
Iguazú Falls (Province of Misiones-Argentina) and in 2006 Villa General Belgrano (Province of Córdoba-Argentina)
We are very keen on travelling and discover different cultures. Fortunately we could make it and enjoyed our vacations very much.
Unfortunately we can’t afford a trip abroad now due to our exchange rate $ 3.20 (argentinean) = U$S 1, however it would be a good opportunity to travel around Argentina.
But I can’t give up my dream, which is to visit Paris and London one day.
Anna, here we have the same proverb and I’d love to go to the Mediterranean Beach.
Thank you Silwal Kishor, Naheed, Jom, Junus and Tanya for your comments.
Anne I wish you GOOD LUCK on your first lesson on Tuesday. Surely you’ll impress all the learners.
The end of the month is coming and I only have 2 days more to blog. I’ll miss it very much but I’ll try to follow the blogs and post a comment.
Anne and readers, have a nice week and take care.
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