Thursday, February 08, 2007

This is Argentina!

You've just finished stuffing yourself with a half kilo "bife de chorizo" and "papas españolas" accompanied with a red Domingo Hermanos from the neighbouring bodega, and as you enjoy your white wine flavored ice cream, you glance out the door just to see an old beaten Ford Falcon turn the corner of the plaza Independencia.. and you think to yourself: now this is Argentina!

... speaking of plaza Independencia.. Argentinian city planners have a very practical mind: you can pick any city you've never been to, and arrange a meeting with your friend at the corner of San Martin and 9 de Julio.. you can be sure it exists! Same with 24 de setiembre, 20 de Julio, or any major city name: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba.... all the street names of all the cities of the country are rigourously the same!

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