Thursday, February 16, 2006


Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I love about ARGENTINA

I just drove my husband to the airport - he's off to Argentine for ten days, the lucky guy! I love Argentina, and here's why:

1. I went there for my honeymoon

2. Bueanos Aires looks like Paris

3. In the spring, the city is covered with flowering Judas trees - beautiful lavender flowers everywhere

4. The people are wonderful

5. The meat is amazing - my favorite is asado de tira (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) beef short ribs, grilled, with salad.

6. The countryside is wild, full of emus and horses

7. The polo fields are in the middle of the city, and polo is the national sport

8. Driving is a bit crazy - the roads are so full of potholes you drive on the shoulder half the time

9. Alfajorés (sweet bisquits with dulcé de leché and chocolate)

10. It's fun to go to the tango bars

11. There are sea lions in the ocean. The coast is fabulous.

12. When it's winter here, it's summer there.

13. The Argentines have a fun sense of humor, even when things are terrible they can joke. Here is a joke someone sent me when the country was bankrupt and rioting:

Two men are in a bar talking. One man says to the other,
"I have the answer to our problems. All we have to do is declare war on the U.S., they'll come and win the war, and then rebuild our country!"
His friend looked at him and said, "Yes, but what if we win?"

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Kate Rothwell
2. Douglas Hoffman
3. Jona's Thirteen
4. Lena
5. Ocean Lady

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Jona said...

I've never thought of Argentina before, but am liking the sound of it...

Love the joke too ;o)

Jona said...

visiting! that should be, I've never thought of visiting Argentina before. Good grief, guess I'm having another dippy day ;o)

Sam said...

I would have loved to go with my hubby, but he was on a working/polo trip. But he'll be out in the countryside on a huge estancia - *sigh* I hope he takes lots of pictures!
(And he has to bring me back an alfajoré)

Lena said...

Ok, now I have to add ANOTHER place to my wish list.

Love this list Sam! Especially #6. Emus? Really?

Jim Donahue said...

Mmmmmm.... Argentinian restaurants are wonderful. Meat, meat, and more meat!!

Wynn Bexton said...

HiSam, I tried to figure out how to do this Thirteen thing last Thursday but failed. Will try again. It seems like so much fun. As for Argentina, my very best soul-brother friend, Roberto, who shared a house with me in Athens for several years and who I loved so much (and unfortunately he died five years ago) was an exile from Argentina (from the junta) and talked incessantly about 'his country'. I have longed to go there ever since! My dearest friend Anibal (who just died) also lived there when he escaped from the Chilean junta, until he had to flee from the one in Argentina (about the same time Roberto did). So I feel as if I already 'know' Buenos Aires so well!

Sam said...

Hi Jim and Wynn,
It's a lovely country, and now that the political problems seem to have been solved, it's even more attractive.

Ocean Lady said...

It sounds so romantic! I've never been. I'd love to see the lavendar everywhere and sea lions. :)

Virenda said...

LOL okay the joke was pretty funny.

I have never been. There are so many places that I would like to visit and I appreciate you adding one to my list.

#9 sounds soo good!

10. Oh that would be such a blast, ~sigh~ Now I'm just envious.

11. Sea lions? That is amazing, I never get a chance to see things like that.

Over all it really sounds wonderful, I'm going to google it and check out flights. maybe I can FINALLY make my husband take a vacation?!

Sam said...

I love to travel - so all I can say is Go for it!

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