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Day 53 – Florida Street Is Not North of Cuba

December 2, 2010

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Walking the streets of Buenos Aires, you might think you were in Europe. Florida Street, a pedestrian shopping street feels like you’re walking down Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. It’ s a big city with wide avenues, traffic, and a ton of cars. There’s not a lot in this part of town that tells you that you’re in South America.

After lunch with Jamil, we walked down through the shopping district and further into the city. He pointed out something that does seem to be a uniquely Buenos Aires phenomenon: the mullet. That, and its cousin a drullet, which apparently is a mullet but with dreads. Not sure if Billy Ray Cyrus is big here, but his former hair cut is.

And that, my friends, was the find of the day. Other than that and more relaxing, I can’t say I was much of a tourist.

Perhaps tomorrow. Or not.

GALLERY: No bonus pics. What, one drullet was not enough?

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  1. December 18, 2010 11:47 am

    This all looks quite familiar….except for the “drullet”!

    In fact, I don’t recall a single “mullet” in 1970….but the crowds of shoppers, masses of cars, and wide streets were all in place clear back then.

    B.A. is the only city in which I’ve driven (actually I was riding shotgun and gripping the door handle) over 70 mph on city streets!!

    I also remember it as the finest coordinated public transit system I’ve seen – we arrived from Mendoza on the transcontinental train, and walked into the adjoining terminal to board a city rail system that took us downtown and then on to the church’s union offices. So simple and convenient!!

    Loved Argentina and loved Buenos Aires!

    • January 6, 2011 7:23 am

      I’m not sure that you could actually drive 70 mph in BA anymore because the traffic’s so bad.

      The subway and the connecting passageways remind me of an older version of London’s Tube. Lots of tight, tiled hallways crammed with people.

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