Cordoba part 1
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January 25th, 2008 – by: bvanb
Here for two weeks and I didn’t do much.
You might say that it is my fault and of course it is because I lost my ear plugs. Thus, I couldn’t fall asleep until I turned off the TV after she fell asleep sometime between 4 and 5 am. So I was unable to get up and take the free walking tours that are only bearable in the morning due to the weather. And I was unable to create more weekend days for dancing.
Thus, I do not have much to report. But the weather is different than Chilecito, it is hot and humid and rains a lot. When is rains it storms in short bursts. It is really funny to watch the people run for cover or continue on their motorcycles getting smacked in the face with the large hard hitting drops cause they don’t wear helmets.
There is a huge hillside park called Parque Sarimiento that we walk around in for exercise. It has everything, a lagoon, various restaurants and food carts, an amusement park, trails, soccer fields, a university of the arts, transvestite prostitutes, and a great view.
I have walked around the center of the city, which is like the others only bigger, with more pedestrian streets than I have ever seen, and more greenery. The city center ends to the west at the Cañada or canal where all of the water goes to prevent flooding in the city. Just south of the city center is where I stay in the barrio called Nueva Cordoba. The barrio is full of apartment building where mostly students live. The area is full of student geared hang outs and shops that keep the place buzzing well into the morning.
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