BACK ON THE ROAD…ALMOST

WE ARE  BACK IN BUENOS AIRES. THE FLIGHT WAS THIRTEEN HOURS AND THIRTEEN MINUTES (PLUS AN HOUR DELAY IN HEATHROW). WE WERE VERY PLEASED TO GET OUT OF THE PLANE. IT IS SPRINGTIME HERE AND WARM.

DURING OUR ABSENCE, APPARENTLY THE RESIDENTS OF BA HAVE BEEN STAGING NIGHTLY CACEROLAZOS, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS POT BANGINGS. ARGENTINE POLITICIANS ALWAYS KNOW THEY’RE IN TROUBLE WHEN THEY HEAR THE SOUND OF CLASHING POTS. IN A MOVE TO CURB THE DOWNWARD ECONOMIC SPIRAL PRESIDENT KIRCHNER HAS BEEN DOING STRANGE THINGS IN THE PAST MONTHS: SHE STOLE A MAJOR OIL COMPANY FROM ITS SHAREHOLDERS, TOLD THE IMF TO GET STUFFED, DEMANDS OWNERSHIP OF A QUAINT ISLAND IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC AND HAS DECLARED, FORTHWITH, THAT ALL ARGENTINA’S REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SERVICED FROM WITHIN THE COUNTRY. IMPORTS AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS HAVE GROUND TO A HALT. MAJOR HIGH-STREET RETAILERS (RALPH LAUREN, LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL) HAVE REPORTEDLY PACKED UP AND GONE. THE BLACK ECONOMY IS RAGING. ACCORDING TO OUR LANDLORD PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN TO STASHING THEIR CASH IN BANK DEPOSIT BOXES, AND A NASTY RUMOUR CIRCULATES THAT THE BEASTS OF AUTHORITY HAVE BOUGHT AN X-RAY MACHINE CAPABLE OF LOOKING INSIDE THEM. THE LANDLORD OFFERED TO EXCHANGE HIS PESOS AT A PREMIUM RATE FOR OUR EUROS. WE SNAPPED HIS HAND OFF. I DIDN’T THINK ANYONE WOULD PAY A PREMIUM RATE FOR A EURO. I’M NOT SURE WHICH ONE OF US WAS THE MORE RELIEVED.

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2 thoughts on “BACK ON THE ROAD…ALMOST

    1. Hi Twiggy, We’re a bit slow getting our posts done. Hopefully get something scribbled down in the next week. The car is fine. It was quite damp inside from humidity. We are now in Puerto Madryn – nice place. After a couple of cold snaps the weather is holding up ok. Of course, the wind still blows. Be in touch. Cheers

      > Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 06:37:04 +0000 > To: dune7@hotmail.co.uk >

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