Thursday, March 12, 2009
Mar de Plata
It seems that we carried some rain clouds with us because it rained Saturday morning. We saw the coast and the sea lions. We went to the pier where the Italian fisherman were preparing their nets for departure. The fish market has fresh seafood from fish to squid. I was able to finaly make contact with my family and inform them of my arrival. After a long morning of touring the city in raining weather the sun came out and we had lunch in a lovely resturant where we had our taste of calimari, fresh fish, batata and dulce de leche (which is something they put on all their desserts). I went to the enchanted Sierra de los Padres with its wonderful seanery and tasted Argentina´s version of orange juice, which is hand squeezed fresh oranges. I went to the local hardware store where I discovered that the two head skeleton key was the most common house key. We were invited to a masque party that the Italian embassy held. We danced and were surprised to hear YMC and some 80´s music. We than went to Mar de Plata´s version of 6th Street where we witnessed the night life which did not end until 5 am. It seems that people like to start the night at 2am and end at 7am. The next day I visted a local university which had metal bars on all the doors for security reasons. The scientist were packed in a very small building however, I witnessed the great friendship that each colleague had with one another. They worked as a family, with each other taking care of each others needs. TEAMWORK is family.