Road blockade in Argentina
Things I learned on the way to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Horizontina, Brazil
1. Cross the ferry to Argentina at your own risk, once across, you may have to wait until the next day to get back to Brazil due to 2 hour lunch breaks, and 5 p.m. closing hours.
2. Angry Argentinian tobacco farmers have more power than the Argentinian police and the Argentinian Miliary.
3. My girls are brave and strong. They are going to be so much more than I will ever be on this earth. They can do cartwheels, skip in ditches, & wait 7 hours to use the restroom while the world stops around them.
4. Corn sandwiches are good.
5. Driving 14o kilometers an hour on unlit backwood Argentinian roads at 10 o'clock at night in order to catch a bus that is already on the move is NOT fun.
6. A semi-cama (bed) bus is not comfortable, but is SO much better than the cheap seats on international flights.
7. Buenos Aires IS beautiful, romantic, charming, dirty, exciting, scary, poor, posh...
8. Feeding hundreds of pigeons in front of the Casa Rosada in the heart of Buenos Aires was worth all of the stress of getting there.
9. Experiencing your children's firsts is awesome, experiencing firsts together is doubly awesome--riding on a subway together for the first time in the heart of Buenos Aires--priceless.