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7:00 am and the sun only just came up 0

7:00 am and the sun only just came up

well, that was the first 24 hours in the UK. Unmemorable trip over. Sat next to a young woman with her (thankfully) good-natured baby, watched movies, tried to sleep.Arrived 5:00am, 4 hours to kill...

Una última mirada en Buenos Aires 0

Una última mirada en Buenos Aires

20071310_Pasaje_de_la_defensa It’s three weeks now since I left Buenos Aires . Probably for the last time, but last times have a habit of turning into long-time-away rather than never-to-return.Back in Perth for four more...

dia de la primavera 0

dia de la primavera

As I write this evening, I am looking out my 5th floor window across a small park. It is almost dark, and there are about three dozen swallows performing aerobatics at my eye level,...

across the andes by A400 0

across the andes by A400

well, it may not have the same resonance to it as “Across the Andes by Frog”, but it was still a memorable view.An uneventful trip back to Buenos Aires – none of the planes...

back in the old country (for now) 0

back in the old country (for now)

Finally made it back to Perth on Sunday afternoon. Trip uneventful (after we got out of Buenos Aires). The 18:15 plane took off at 22:15 for a 1:45 trip to Santiago. Even allowing for...

revisiting recoleta 0

revisiting recoleta

20070820_BA_Recoleta I have been waiting for 5 weeks for a sunny weekend day to revisit Recoleta.I spent an hour strolling around the mad wonderland of funeral art – stark pyramids, deco slabs of black...

abrazos gratis (free hugs) 0

abrazos gratis (free hugs)

Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps people were just tired of being grumpy, but everywhere I went today, I saw little moments of ordinariness and goodwill. Two men had one of the the little...

sonnet español 0

sonnet español

Alfonso the eleventh, a former king of SpainWas often plagued by nightmares of worms within his brain.Fearful of doctors’ derision, but more for the state of his head,he stationed twelve hungry sparrows in ranks...

misty morning in madero 0

misty morning in madero

20070814_BA_Puerto_Madero It was quite foggy along the dique this morning. After a couple of days of drizzle and low clouds it was starting to feel like I was back in England. The mists finally...

the country game 0

the country game

have you ever played the country game with a well-travelled group of friends? Pick people with full passports, or it can turn ugly. The principle of the game is to see who has visited...