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Robert Goes Souvenir Shopping in Buenos Aires

It’s pretty easy to find the standard souvenirs walking through the city center of Buenos Aires.  Shot glasses, t-shirts, magnets–they got all of ’em.  Postcards?  Oh yeah.  Why wouldn’t they have postcards?  BA is like any other city with tourism as a major part of their economy; they’re ready for your money, so go shopping!  I did notice a few differences from other cities when looking at the keychains they sold, though.

07
Sep 2011
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Robert Gets Wired at Cafe Tortoni in BA

One place to check out next time you make it to Buenos Aires is Cafe Tortoni.  From what I hear, it’s gotten a bit touristy over the years, but that just means they’re used to people like you.  Yes, “tourists.”  It does feel a little dirty calling you that, I’ll admit.  “Traveler” sounds much more palatable, doesn’t it?  It’s like how “liberals” are now “progressives,” or how in Disney theme parks buffets are no longer “all you can eat” but “all you care to enjoy.”  Oh, George Orwell would have so much fun writing about the power of words in modern day society.  Wait, I think he already did.

With that tangent safely typed up, watch the video to find out more about Cafe Tortoni.  I don’t like repeating myself, if I can avoid it.  If I can’t avoid it, I will, but I don’t like repeating myself.

31
Aug 2011
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Robert Gets on a Plane to South America

Miami International Airport is one heck of a place.  It’s big enough to have those monorails to transport you to gates farther down the terminal.  Those monorails are great.  I like to pretend I’m in Disney World whenever I’m on one.  Of course, I’m disappointed when the doors open and I see an airport terminal, but for a few fleeting seconds, I forget where I am.  I think that’s a medical condition, actually.

Another perk of MIA: it’s really clean.  I didn’t think about it too much when I was there, but in hindsight, those janitors liberally applied elbow grease to those floors.

I think I like Miami’s airport so much because this place would be my gateway to South America.  I had never been south of the Equator before, so this was a pretty big trip for me.  By the time I recorded this video, I had already flown from LA to Miami for a good five hours and was about to board another plane that would be close to nine hours of flying, but at this moment, I was too excited to really think about exhaustion.

24
Aug 2011
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Is This South America or Europe?!

Just landed five hours ago in Buenos Aires.  It doesn’t feel like I’m in South America, though.  It’s just like people have been saying, how Buenos Aires is a very European city.  If everyone wasn’t speaking in South American Spanish accents, I could swear I’m in Paris or something.

On another note, I passed two movie theaters with people lined up to buy tickets for the last “Harry Potter” movie.  That series truly is a worldwide phenomenon.

16
Jul 2011
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