Tagged: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires to Mendoza: Sketchy Exchange Hustlers and Bus Fuss

Buenos Aires to Mendoza: Sketchy Exchange Hustlers and Bus Fuss

Buenos Aires to Mendoza: Sketchy Exchange Hustlers and Bus Fuss. April 14. I packed my bag when I got moving and then Irmante and I headed into the center to change the rest of our money.  There was a lousy exchange rate today, so it was a battle to get a good deal and Irmante was impatient, which was driving me nuts.  Eventually, I settled on far less than I would have liked to have taken at 10.15pesos/USD just to...

Buenos Aires cold

Buenos Aires Cold as Heck

Buenos Aires Cold as Heck. April 13. I was ready to get out of the Buenos Aires cold today and start making our way to places that will lead us to more warmth, but Irmante had wet clothes that needed to dry.  So, we decided remained in Buenos Aires cold for another day. We went to a market and I found a journal made with a record as the cover.  It is one of the smartest things that I have seen...

Buenos Aires Money Exchange Cheats: Curiously Mysterious $1 Note

Buenos Aires Money Exchange Cheats: Curiously Mysterious $1 Note

Buenos Aires Money Exchange Cheats: Curiously Mysterious $1 Note. April 12.  It is so cold here.  It is colder than I could have ever imagined Buenos Aires would be.  We need to get out of here! Last night when Zora and I were in the club, back at the house some guy got so drunk that he would not stop vomiting.  He was even vomiting when he was passed out.  The vomiting would not stop, so eventually an ambulance came...

Buenos Aires - Zora's Birthday Rock Out

Buenos Aires – Zora’s Birthday Rock Out

Buenos Aires – Zora’s Birthday Rock Out. 11 April. Irmante and I headed into the center of Buenos Aires to change money.  We battled hard for a good rate with all of the ‘cambio’ yelling crooks.  The rate of the day was 10.25 pesos for one USD.  We had $400 USD to change, so we negotiated very hard and found a guy who was going to change our $400 for 10.6 pesos/USD.  He made a phone call and then lead...

Buenos Aires meat meet party

Buenos Aires Meat Meet Party

Buenos Aires Meat Meet Party. April 10. It was a casual one, and I was not out of the house until it was dark, which always makes me feel shitty.  We went to the butcher shop at about 8pm and bought a lot lot of meat, some vegetables, some bread and came back to have a ‘parilla’ (barbecue) for about 12 people.  We were planning a Buenos Aires meat meet party. I was informed that as a man I would...

Buenos Aires Tango in Buenos

Buenos Aires Tango in Buenos

Buenos Aires Tango in Buenos. April 9. I needed freedom for the day as I have not been alone for more than ten minutes in about 6 weeks.  So, I headed downtown by myself to gain my independence again and to get a feel for Buenos Aires without just following someone around to see the city having no idea where I am. I headed to Florida Street to where the money changers are as I needed to get rid of...

Buenos Aires Free Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Free Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Free Walking Tour. April 7. Someone needs to unify the electrical outlets of South America.  Someone needs to organize a meeting of all the countries and make a decision of what electrical outlets will be used as one on this entire continent.  We have now been to four different countries and they have had three different outlets.  Ridiculous, and inconvenient…! The sleeping bag I have borrowed at the palace seems to be an Antarctic sleeping bag, but we...

Buenos Aires Black Market

Buenos Aires Black Market

Buenos Aires Black Market. April 6. Life started at 2pm, but it was really 4pm before any real action began.  The economy is crazy here in Argentina, and if you take money out of a bank machine, you will get about 8 pesos for one U.S. dollar.  But, if you take your U.S. dollars to the Buenos Aires black market, you can get 10 or more pesos for one U.S. dollar.  Before Irmante and I left Uruguay, we pulled U.S....

Montevideo to Buenos Aires: No Sleep City

Montevideo to Buenos Aires: No Sleep City

Montevideo to Buenos Aires: No Sleep City. April 5. I woke up when Irmante was kicking the bottom of my bunk bed.  I looked down at her.  She told me it was noon.  Time to get moving from Montevideo to Buenos Aires.  We had to hurry to pull ourselves together to get to the ferry.  She was really hung over and sick and grumpy and miserable about everything.  But, she came through the other side. It cost us $37 U.S....