Day 14, 15 – Walking around BA

Market in Palermo Soho
A flower among botanical garden
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View from apartment
Feasting on Gelato
Palermo sidewalk
Adorable young one with Grandpa
Enjoying the conversation
Estevan Gonzalez handmade guitar

Day 14 was a bit of a stretch but I got this desire to play an Argentinian guitar and even own one if all the stars aligned.   So, I emailed 3 luthiers and the second one that responded had a classical guitar for sale.   Shari and I had some fun traveling to the end of the subway line and then cabbing it yo the luthiers workshop.   It’s a long story that I won’t bore you without suffice to say, as of now, I do not own a handmade Argentinian guitar.   I’ve learned some, however, about Argentinian finance laws and banking restrictions.   Following our guitar purchase failure we walked through a large mall on Florida street and ended the night at Parilla Pena which was jam packed and served incredible steaks.   Today, we decided to visit Palmero – Soho, a rather upscale, even eclectic area and then toured a great botanical garden.  No purchases today so the kids inheritance is still somewhat intact.

Despite becoming more accustomed to travelling around BA, I find I’m becoming increasingly paranoid about crime.   Evidence of poverty is everywhere and I’ve been warned so often about being careful, I sometimes refuse to take a camera or, if I do, find it’s locked in my bag, tied to my chest, and not available to shoot until the shot has been missed.

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