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Day 362 Montevideo, Uruguay: Homework or bust.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

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I got up with the intention of heading out. I had all my bags packed, dropped off my big pack as I wanted to go by this internet cafe I found that said they could burn all my photos on to a couple of dvd’s versus the dozen of cd’s that I had to do before. The prior night I had stayed up getting it all organized and split up to fit perfectly on two dvd’s. When I went to the shop, it wasn’t open until noon, so I wasted an hour just wandering around and getting a chorizo sandwich for lunch. About 12:30pm the guy showed up and opened up. We got started right away with setting up my laptop onto their network. The guy actually knew what he was doing so that put my mind to ease. I spent the whole night creating a whole new copy of everything just in case they screwed something up.
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Day 361 Montevideo, Uruguay: I should of bought the other boots.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

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The condition of my boots have gotten to the alarming state. Glueing lasts about a half the day as the split on the sides are running about a third of the way and getting bigger. The glue doesn’t have the bonding power for that kind of gap. Besides, the glop of glue is starting to become a tripping hazard.

Unfortunately, one of the things on my to do lists was another day of shopping. Shopping is a double edged sword because it gives me a reason to go wandering the streets, but on the other hand, it is still shopping and more than an hour of shopping is enough.
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Day 360 Montevideo, Uruguay: Where?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
IMG_2718.jpg Montevideo, Uruguay? Hmmm. Before I did this South American leg I had no clue where Uruguay was. My first guess would have been Africa and then secondly Europe. Now, it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monday, May 29th, 2006
IMG_2687.JPG The old and the new. As I sit here in a Italian Restaurant of the Bus Terminal/Shopping mall, people are staring at me like I am nuts. When I got here yesterday, there were ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 359 Buenos Aires, Argentina: A shopping I will go.

Monday, May 29th, 2006
IMG_2699.jpg I tried. I shopped. I walked my ass off and shopped. I just couldn't find anything worth it. They had some decent trekking boots, but at $200-250, it was just ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 358 Buenos Aires, Argentina: On time.

Monday, May 29th, 2006
IMG_2691.JPG I wanted to get some sight seeing done so I chose to do the most interesting tourist attraction in Buenos Aires, the cemetary in Recoletta. Now a cemetery you say? Yup, the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 357 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Argentina Revolution Day.

Monday, May 29th, 2006
IMG_2695.JPG Being a thursday, usually it would make for a good shopping day. Not too many people out and about as the majority are working, and all shops are open as usual. Well, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 356 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Plan of attack.

Friday, May 26th, 2006
IMG_2679.JPG There wasn't any couches around to laze around, so the bed was it. I got up long enough to head down the store to pick up some oatmeal. I had the urge ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 355 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fitting in, things to do.

Friday, May 26th, 2006
IMG_2682.JPG I'm still not a big fan of big cities and although Buenos Aires holds an aire of refinement and mystery, it still wasn't all that exciting to me. What was enjoyable was having ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 354 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Tango city.

Friday, May 26th, 2006
IMG_2678.JPG I woke up in the city of European flair, Tango, Culture, and snobbiness only found in Buenos Aires. The last part I think is over dramatic. Chileans were supposed to be the ... [Continue reading this entry]