Monthly Archives: May 2010

Foot and mouth

No symptoms as yet from stepping foot in La Boca, but before I conclude my extended musings and close my mouth on the matter, I want to add a final observation. These trainers dangling from electric cables zigzagging across the … Continue reading

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Time travelling

Dawn hasn’t broken. Dark drizzle moistens our faces as we search the horizon of Avenida Independencia. Headlights. Heavy heads. My stomach is straining. Early mornings don’t agree with me. Unfortunately, though, travelling tends to gravitate towards them, as connections have … Continue reading

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Oral transmission

As a very random aside, whilst I was thinking through the La Boca entry, my mind stumbled across Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love – since all 3 concepts can easily be considered oral-centric. Subsequently, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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La Boca

Biologically speaking: the entrance to both digestive and respiration systems. Socially speaking: a pleasure zone. Me speaking: Word of mouth advises against straying from the tourist trail in La Boca, which might more accurately be described as a danger zone … Continue reading

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Following a fallacy

A pathetic continuation from my last entry. From Retiro we passed through Plaza de Mayo, the square that marks Argentina’s independence – the Spanish viceroy was deposed here on May 25th 1810, which makes next week the bicentenary of the … Continue reading

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Inglesas

My arrival in BsAs was followed just days later by Shireen’s school friend, Charlotte. A little northern lass with a timid yet amiable disposition and wonderfully wide-eyes. Her time was limited and as a result she kicked our threesome into … Continue reading

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A literary interlude

On Wednesday I enrolled myself onto a free creative writing course at the Biblioteca Nacional in Recoleta with my friend Vicky. It’s quite a steep step up from the Nivel II Castellano for foreigners that I completed last month, but … Continue reading

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