Sunday, 30 November 2008

Sunday in Recoletta

Markets, art, coffee, and the seasonal yellow brick road.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Play 'Keep Buenos Aires clean'

Basketball lines around bins encourage people to throw their rubbish in bins... nice idea (if only they knew what a poor shot I am!)

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Non building related events in Santa Fe

It wasn't all work work work. We spent evenings out in Santa Fe, dancing hula at lunchtime, going to local concerts organised for the event, dining with the families of Recreo and occasionally jumping back on horses!

Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe.

Working alongside a group of American volunteers, some local volunteers and the families themselves, we built from 9am-4pm every day, with a break for lunch - which included singing and even some Irish dancing courtesy of our own resident expert!

Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe.

Headed to Santa Fe (about 6 hours from BsAs on bus) and checked into a great hostel there. Up bright and early to start work on the construction site in Recreo (10km from Santa Fe). Building houses for families there. Days spent digging holes, lugging concrete, rendering plaster, laying roofing, and painting. Exhausting work in the heat, but unbelievably rewarding.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

The Palermo open.

The most amazing polo horses I'd ever seen. Not a clue what's going on, or what the rules are. Let alone who's winning! But an amazing day. Handily in central BsAs too!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Kylie in Buenos Aires

A bit of a nightmare getting there... even the taxi driver didn't have a clue where it was. Then heavy traffic... you name it. Typical that it's the only thing in BsAs that's started on time! Amazing concert, but I fear Edel spent lots of it vowing never to be late for anything ever again!

The green clouds from our balcony

All the way down calle Honduras, trees blooming all the way along. You would almost want to walk on them!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Classes, classes, classes...

A week of classes every day. Spanish, Tango, Horse riding, Circus... with more to come! Thoroughly bruised all over!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Modern Jazz Tango...

In typical Argentine fashion, we arrived on time - 9.30... and the act didn't even start until midnight. Even then... they only played for 40 mins!