Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nov 10th

So today was supposed to be our trip to Uruguay. We got up at 6:15 am (that's 1:15 am for those of you playing along at home). We left later than needed and had to hurry to the subway station. We arrived only to find out that it was closed. Instead of spending $2.50 (pesos) to take the subway, we took a taxi for $27 (still pretty cheap). The taxi driver told us that the subways were all closed because the operators were on strike (just our luck!)

After waiting in long lines at the ferry station, buying our tickets, being redirected to a different line we found out that Nicole could NOT leave Argentina because her visa expired 2 months ago! We COULD have gone IF she had remembered to bring her student visa :(

Instead we visted Puente de la Mujer (Women's Bridge). It's a bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2001. Pretty much a sundial bridge! The walkway is made of wood planks (teak??). Also, it rotates 90 degrees to allow boats to pass by. I'll post photos so you can compare!

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