Friday, December 29, 2006

Museo de la Aviacion Naval

Last night we met Roldi in a bar and this morning he took us to the Naval Aviation museum in Bahia Blanca (this is a big Navy town) it was closed but as Roldi´s father flew for the Argentine navy (there is a street named after him here) they opened up especially for us. A real privilage and honour. Amazing place to visit. The white helmet and union jack were taken from Port Stanley and remain in the museum (Titlow wanted to steal them and return them to the Queen) really amazed by the bravery and heroism of the Argentine pilots (those that survived are national heroes now and many of them live here in Bahia Blanca) The kill markings are from the side of a Super Etende Dart that fired the exocets that sank HMS Sheffield and the Atlantic Conveyor.

Terminal Omnibus

On the road again heading south. Overnight bus to Mar Del Platta then onto Bahia Blanca for a couple of nights before Patagonia.

La Playa

Last day on the coast and feeling a bit like a character in a spagetti western (or maybe A Fistfull Of Travellers Cheques) Dusty towns and horses everywhere.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Felices Fiestas

Spent Xmas morning drinking coffee on the beach with Sebastian (and his dog Simone) then barbecued a chicken (no turkey here) in bed by 8, a very mellow christmas. David got me an ace Sepultura T-shirt. "Roots Bloody Roots" by Sepultura is the soundtrack to this trip. Moving on again tomorrow down south.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Surfa Rosa

In Villa Gessell now. Check out the big fish I caught. The man behind me with the moustache could not believe that Argentina had lost the Falklands war to the English because I spent the fishing trip spewing my guts out.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Uno Mass Por Favor

Hola! think i might have finally worked out how to update from the Argie Boonies. Things are ace here. Will try and put some more stuff up soon but connectivity is sparodic. Peace on earth to everyone. Sounds like England has turned into the 19th century in our absence. What with thick fogs and Jack The Ripper types (everybody here is also obsessed with the Sussex hooker murders)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Soy Un Perdedor

Final day in BA before Mar Del Platta tonight. Keyhole kate and her dad invited us to the grand opening of the new hotel last night (in exchange for us taking some pictures)good laugh and we met some of the great and the good of Buenos Aires. Tango, Bifsteak etc. Starting to get into that travel headspace now, rest, motion, living day by day. Hope everything is good with everyone back home.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ritual De Lo Habitual

Buenos Aires day 3 and we finally found The Cafe Eichmann. It´s called the ABC Beer Hall and it´s on Lavelles Street downtown. Proper German joint. On our way to the coast tomorrow on the train, Buenos Aires is very hot today and it´ll be good to get out of the city. It´s brilliant to send some time in a city where people sit all night playing chess or reading great works of literature rather than binge drinking, fighting, and crying and throwing up in minicabs as seems to be the rule back in London.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Toma La Bueno

Here in BA. Brilliant town. Met a girl called Kate on the plane from Miami and her father kindly gave us a lift to our hotel from the airport then we all went out for dinner (massive steaks!) BA is like a European city in the 1960´s. Very elegant and slightly shabby at the same time. Sadly Boca Juniors lost 2-1 last night which is like a knife through the heart for everyone in this city....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Definitley Miami

In Miami for 2 days and now I want to live in South Beach. Had an ace time with April and Luke on the beach and at the Shore Club. Bit of luxury before tonights flight to Buenos Aires....

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Goodbye Piccadilly

Farewell Leicester Square. Final prep for Argentina is underway. Still managed to find time, however, to hang out for a while at Borough Market with Stef, Jon, Alexa, Keith etc.. really ace to see everyone before taking off. Tomorrow is a day of waiting and flying.....bring on the travel....I hope I will be able to update from over there but it might be a little sparodic. Please keep checking in. See you all on the other side.

W1 and on and on....

Hectic day running around town preparing, saw the Front lot and picked a cheque up then lunch at the Acid House Woolpack with the Heavenly mob. Then back to the bar to see Ted and Paul..London was cold and wet today and the crowds seemed drunk and stressed. Am looking forward to getting away but will miss the city at xmas.

Back In Tha Endz

Back in town at last for a couple of days before taking off. Sintra, Sagres etc etc.