Just found out today that the road we're staying on Ave. 9 de julio is one of the widest in the world...and it feels like it when you're sent to cross it first thing in the morning (well early afternoon) to buy a tub Philadelphia for breakfast.
We haven't mentioned that on Saturday we spent all day in a German Hospital, whilst Victoria gave her lecture on how to perform the 'Heineken manouvere' on people that are choking on Argentinian smarties. Without going into detail we really were there for 7 hours waiting for the Doctor, in which time I managed to watch 2 Copa America games on the TV.
Our Sunday at the Zoo was fantastic. We hadn't planned to go; but walking past on one of my poorly planned walking tours it suddenly seemed irresistable, especially given the fact that Barney the dinosaur was outside selling balloons. For two quid each we were able to see Lions, Elephants, Polar Bears and many other animals that are often only seen in the wild. All of these beasts are kept in caged enclosures in case you were worried. Victoria had fun playing in the Nesquik sponsored Children's Farm and eating popcorn. The Butterfly headband was a necessary expenditure.
We have also recently visited the Japonese Gardens. These were just arround the corner (or 'f**king miles away Tom'in Barnes distance) from the Evita Museum, which was unfortunately closed when we turned up. Don't cry for us, we'll be able to go again. The Gardens were beautiful though with plenty of bridges that went from one side of something to another. In the evening we took the tube to the Abasto Shopping Mall
To top off this magical experience, Barnes managed to cook me up a treat of Pasta and Sauce from a packet - Knorr Brocolli and Cheese Penne if you were wondering. Her nachos the previous evening were also spectacular, perhaps when we hit Australia she can work as a chef. I'll repay the favour with some culinary genius of my own...was thinking Supernoodles and ketchup.
Another trip we have in mind is to Santa Tierra...THE JESUS THEME PARK!! Everyone's favourite bible stories bought to life in waxworks and pyrotechnic light shows. Particularly looking forward to the resurrection that happens every 30 minutes with a huge hydraulic powered Christ. This place really exists...google it or something.
Spent most of today researching our trip North to Iguasa and then back down to Mendoza and trying to get across the 18 lanes of traffic to buy a bar of Cadbury's Fruit and Nut without the Nuts...so technically just Fruit then. The Lime House is proving hard to leave, not because the security door is broken, but because it's such a chilled-out place to sit and relax whilst listening to excellent music.
Go to a zoo if you get the chance. Don't worry, they're quite safe.
Loads of love from the Lime House,
Victoria and Thomas xxx