It is travel time again and this time it is destination, Buenos Aires (BA). While the title doesn't have the same musical allure as Missing Person's "Destination Unknown," it certainly sounds more promising or a the very least like more fun than walking in LA.
Actually, Buenos Aires has a reputation as the most cosmopolitan city in South America and is known as the Paris of South America. Everyone we know who has been there is simply ga-ga for BA. There are museums, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, shopping of epic proportions and amazing architecture that showcases the various European influences including Italian. Or so I've read and fully intend to find out. I even have a secret shoe fund I've been saving for this trip. I want boots. Finding them shouldn't be a problem since winter is in full swing.
I am looking forward to it, although it is going to be a long trip. The flight from Panama City to BA covers 3301 miles and is a little over 7 hours. To put that into perspective New York to London is 3,456 miles. So despite the impression the Mercator maps projection gives, South America is long and mostly lean, like a super model with a little extra on top.
So how does one keep busy on such a long flight? I am glad you asked. I'll be accompanied by the Honeymoon Cami and whatever cheese-ball novel tickles my fancy. Knitting garments has been a mostly losing proposition for me. Fit issues plague me. So I've decided to take the advice I got on my last post and go back to basics. The Honeymoon Cami is simple and will allow me to experiment with short rows, if needed. I am also knitting a size smaller than I normally would. This should ensure a lovely garment that actually fits.
If only choosing a book were that easy. Since my options at Libreria Internacional are limited and an English paperback runs about $18, I must choose carefully. It should be long but not too long and since it is meant for vacation, it should have a high cheese factor that makes it entertaining to read but nothing too serious. I will require a murder or mystery of some sort but no references to throbbing anythings other than headaches.
I'll post pics during my trip, especially if I find my dream boots. I'll even look for BA's fabled yarn street. I might even buy some for a yarn giveaway. I wonder which of my two readers will win the prize?