Perros ´Dogs´ everywhere


Hola – day 3 from Argentina.

perros in buenos aires

On the way over I thought about all the TV shows (on commercial stations so you KNOW this is Gordon writing and not Sonia who only does ABCand SBS) and I feel we have now become reality celebrities … on border security and next week we will be doing master chef and back yard blitz, oh! and confessions of a shopaholic (can´t wait for that one… please note: fabulous shops) – the ones we want to avoid are –SVU (special victims) unit and CSI Buenos Aires.

The headline (Perros) refers to the people we´ve seen employed to walk dogs. OMG watching someone tethered to up to 20 dogs in all shapes and sizes is a sight to behold. There is also the poo everywhere on the street from this activity, but shop keepers clean the front of their shop onto the road, and road cleaners come along and clean the street, good system… maybe a new career in the making for the unemployed in OZ?

We have been enjoying the wonderful tea houses that make high tea a daily item on the agenda. The waiters are dressed straight out of a 1930´s film set and serving you is part of a career rather than just a job. These places are large with endless tables and people watching people and obviously there to be seen… just like us… although jeans dont cut it quite like the furs!

Our Spanish has come a long way in just 2-3 days and we feel comfortable asking for the basics, coffee, the loo, directions etc.  

The b+b is great and well positioned for walking everywhere. We have even started the siesta thing in the afternoon, just to be a local. Lorena and Andrea have a pet parrot Lucas a nice change from perros I guess.

The exchange rate is pretty good and we have found things reasonably priced so far. The leather shoes and boots are fantastic and I am sure there will be a purchase at the end of the holiday.

We ate dinner last night at 10pm with all the locals at La Boca (the seedy atmospheric part of town). Weird eating so late but it works when you have breakfast at 10am!

Pounded the pavement today… Evita´s grave at the incredible Recolta cemetary… like an outdoor scuplture park, also strolled the art gallery and discovered a fantastic design centre… plus of course had to have afternoon tea in a salon followed by empandas on the street… losing weight may not be an option! Hardly anyone here is fat which is surprising as the portions for everything are HUGE!

Lima tomorrow.

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6 thoughts on “Perros ´Dogs´ everywhere

  1. Hi there in to you 2 in South Amex. Great to about your travels, Wow it all seems so close from your wonderful descriptions. I love the dog walking scenario. But am more enamored with the concept of High Tea, esp if one can wear a fur!!
    Hoping that your journey to Lima goes well. No doubt you will be on my station for keeping an eye on, And I feel the concept of a reality show could be on the the cards, You never know what you two will come up with next. All the best From Tassie Trio. Travel safe.

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    1. Thanks Tracey… I reckon you would also love the pet parrot Lucas…Lorena kisses him and he is very very tame!
      xx
      s&g
      ps the jeans are getting tighter by the minute!

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  2. Great email Gord. Pressure’s on Son! Forgot to say, Ian finally dropped off the pictures all framed. 3 months to do them; 3 days to send the invoice! he did a great job though. Cold here. Orange had a max of 6 today. Snow at Oberon. Eam’s happy as he’s heading to Jindy on Sunday.
    Love Tania

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    1. xx
      s&g
      ps the jeans are getting tighter by the minute!
      Warmed up and I am now in a T-shirt…taxi due soon

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  3. At last .. I am pleased I know even basic computer skills, so I can keep track of the wonderous adventures of my darling son in law and daughter….You certainly are fantastic at painting word pictures Gordon….thank you and happy travelling!!!love Mum

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    1. xx
      s&g
      ps the jeans are getting tighter by the minute!
      Warmed up and I am now in a T-shirt…taxi due soon
      Glad you are enjoying the blog!!!!

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