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Buenos Aires!

sunny 35 °C

We're here. Life is good.

Over and out.

No, just kidding :)

The flight went smoothly, the food was good (!) (except for the "English breakfast".. I will never understand the meaning if baked beans in tomato sauce) and I nearly didn't through security in BA because I didn't know the address of where we're staying. Funny, the same thing happened in Minnesota in September, you'd think I'd have learned.. What's this obsession with addresses anyway? I might as well have googled a hostel anywhere, or even just any street. (Which I obviously hadn't. Remind me never to try to get into a country illegally, I don't think I'm cut out for it.)

Got my luggage, and you have to scan your bags on the way OUT of the airport.. I don't get it but at least I got through (actually, remind me never to work at an airport at all). They also didn't even ask for the piece of customs-paper that we all had to fill out in the plane.. Guess I'll keep it as a souvenir ;)

Anyway FINALLY I got out of there and saw a beautiful, smiling face that made me so happy!! Asia!! (Fancy that, both of us just happening to travel to BA at the same time.. ;) ).
She had our address-to-be and we got a cab from an office inside the airport, paying in advance, which felt really safe. Until about five minutes later when our taxi crashed into another car on the way out if the airport. After a few minutes of yelling back and forth (apparently nobody thought it was their fault. Surprise.) we were on our way again. It's nice to get the whole car-accident thing of our bucket list, now we feel much safer since we've already done it (and therefore won't do it again).

Who would have though a person could write this much about just arriving?
I think I'll give you some breathing space and update our adventures of actually being in BA later :)

Ciao!

Posted by Irmelin 26.01.2013 06:45 Archived in Argentina

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Sounds like customs in Argentine hasn't changed much since my old fiance went there to work on some computer stuff about 15 y ago... Lots, and I do mean heaps and heaps, of papers and forms w big stamps on them needed to be able to bring the technical equipment on the plane and when they landed noone bothered to even look at them. He still has them framed in his office somewhere.

You manage to get into an accident before even leaving the airport...sounds perfectly normal for being you. :-) I'm just waiting for your ambulance-ride, your stiches and your infection.

26.01.2013 by Jenny

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