Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I love about ARGENTINA

I just drove my husband to the airport – he’s off to Argentine for ten days, the lucky guy! I love Argentina, and here’s why:

1. I went there for my honeymoon

2. Bueanos Aires looks like Paris

3. In the spring, the city is covered with flowering Judas trees – beautiful lavender flowers everywhere

4. The people are wonderful

5. The meat is amazing – my favorite is asado de tira (I’m sure I spelled that wrong) beef short ribs, grilled, with salad.

6. The countryside is wild, full of emus and horses

7. The polo fields are in the middle of the city, and polo is the national sport

8. Driving is a bit crazy – the roads are so full of potholes you drive on the shoulder half the time

9. Alfajorés (sweet bisquits with dulcé de leché and chocolate)

10. It’s fun to go to the tango bars

11. There are sea lions in the ocean. The coast is fabulous.

12. When it’s winter here, it’s summer there.

13. The Argentines have a fun sense of humor, even when things are terrible they can joke. Here is a joke someone sent me when the country was bankrupt and rioting:

Two men are in a bar talking. One man says to the other,
“I have the answer to our problems. All we have to do is declare war on the U.S., they’ll come and win the war, and then rebuild our country!”
His friend looked at him and said, “Yes, but what if we win?”

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Kate Rothwell
http://katerothwell.blogspot.com/
2. Douglas Hoffman
http://ballsandwalnuts.com/?p=40#comments
3. Jona’s Thirteen
http://remember365.blogspot.com/2006/02/thirteen.html
4. Lena
http://cheekylotus.blogspot.com/
5. Ocean Lady
http://0ceanlady.blogspot.com/

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