Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I just ran down to the ATM because my visa card is getting cancelled. Someone hacked into their system. Anyway, they're sending me a new card in the states in about 7 to 10 business days and then it'll take another few days to get here. I took out 700 pesos, about $200 US, the most i could, and hopefully that'll last me two weeks. 

I met up with my pal 
Flavio in a nice neighborhood named ricoleta earlier 
tonight right next to where evita is buried. We walked through the park 
next to the closed cemetary where she's buried and talked about the political climate in BA. protests are constant and well distributed in the city. we passed a huge portrait of Che when we walked to the middle the bridge that goes to the University of Buenos Aires to get a birds-eye view of the city. He thinks protesters put all their energy in martyrs more than substance or ideas.

At dinner he told 
me 

that Ian Malcolm from Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park changed his life, and he's studying economic theory because of him. I talked about Hemingway's influence on my life quite sheepishly. but he was so passionate about Ian. I thought it was cool. He just had
 an interview to assist the economic advisor at CNN today and I'm meeting up with him on sat. its been a good day.

2 comments:

  1. I remember that cemetery. Did you get a chance to go inside?
    - Eliza

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