On The Road

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Nov 20, 2007 7:29 PM
I'm on hiatus in South America.  Here's a quick photo tour of what I've seen so far ...

Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America. This view from my room shows why:


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It can sometimes look like NYC, too ...


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Every Sunday there is a big market in San Telmo Square ...


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The Argentine First Lady, who was just elected president, will work in the "Pink House" ...


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Across from the Pink House is the Metropolitan Catholic Church where San Martin, the George Washington of Argentina, is buried.  Although Argentia is solidly Pro-Life, they do have a problem with vandalism.  The picture below shows that the church in downtown Buenos Aires has been tagged with the words: "Free and legal Abortions."  It's hard to imagine this happening in the U.S.


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By far, the most revered political figure is Evita Peron. Yesterday, I visited the famous cemetery where she is buried.


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The picture below is of the first Italian immigrant neighborhood in Buenos Aires.  This port is where the Tango was invented.


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I took a "puddle jumper" from Buenos Aires over to Uruguay, today ...

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This afternoon I was visited by El Ligardo!

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