Monday, September 28, 2009

...And IT all started as a simple search for empanadas...



...In this most civilized city of Buenos Aires
Reminds me of Paris
The people...The architecture...the coffee!



My Husband was meeting with the Emir of Dubai for business
or
maybe it was just a guy from Mendoza...
So...I struck out into this fair city in search of an empanada.
simple task... No?

I heard the banging of the drums and the honking of the horns as a demonstration
was forming...and closing down the avenue
around me.
I was just looking for empanadas...remember?

Vying for a better look...and asking the marchers what their voice was...


I was assumed to be media with big camera clicking away
and was pushed to the front
for better coverage

then...uno policia...
..A few more

Then a strong line...keeping the peace?


I never quite understood the plea...Working on my spanish...

But...by gum...I was right there with them!


I found my empanadas in a tiny corner shop...

They were worth the march...
each flaky, tender morsel.
As I lunched on them back in the hotel

...with some champagne...just a bit.
hey...it was on the house!

Vive la democracia!

Vive la empanada!

38 comments:

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Wow that looked and little scary. Glad you found some relaxation and quite.Yum looks good and tasty.

Fifi Flowers said...

That last photo is GREAT!!! I would love to paint it!!!

Love the Decor! said...

Yikes weren't you scared?
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Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow...now that's quite a day. I would have been a little nervous myself. That treat looked amazing. The pictures were perfect. So glad you are having a memorable trip so far:)

Mrs. Limestone said...

This post is making me so hungry!

We might be going there next year so thank you for the visual candy.

Deborah said...

Always have to walk on the wild side!?!?! Looks chilly there.

blushing rose said...

My DH has been to Dubai several times, interesting city tho. Everyone wants democracy ...

TY for sharing. Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~Marydon

Apron of the Month Club said...

Hola Amiga,
I love empanadas. In fact my mother still makes them. Please visit my blog, I posted a note about Hispanic Heritiage Month.

Yolanda "Yoli" Pena Kalkofen
http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

simpledaisy said...

Now that was an interesting day:) I would have been more than a little nervous! But at the end of the day at least you found what you were looking for:)

Pam Kersting said...

You go girl! Reminds me of the time I stumbled upon a rally in Hyde Park led by Joan Baez ... "Blessed are the Peacemakers."

Have a terrific time on your world adventures!!

Dragana said...

This reminds me of the time I was in Cologne with my toddler son. We were near the Catherdral, when suddenly we were in the path of policemen in full riot gear surrounding a peaceful march by Turkish immigrants demonstrating the burning of several of their homes in a nearby town. We took refuge in a travel agency - scary at the time.
I love your photo of the champagne, empanada and church.

Dragana said...

This reminds me of the time I was in Cologne with my toddler son. We were near the Catherdral, when suddenly we were in the path of policemen in full riot gear surrounding a peaceful march by Turkish immigrants demonstrating the burning of several of their homes in a nearby town. We took refuge in a travel agency - scary at the time.
I love your photo of the champagne, empanada and church.

for the love of a house said...

That last photo is wonderful! Love a bit of the bubbly!
We've been caught in one of those street demonstrations in Paris once, kinda of scary actually.
Looks like you are having a wonderful holiday! Hope business is going well for the husband man!
joan

Renae said...

WOW....what an adventure. The empanada looks like it was worth all you went through to get it...of course, I love love love champagne! :-)

Rhonda Roo said...

Oooooh, so THATS where that song came from! (The girl with empanada...)

How cool to get real time post cards from protessts and paparazzi!!
XOXOXOX

anita said...

love that last shot...viva la
hotel balcony after a dicey adventure!

Maya said...

Me too..., would have gone the other way. Buenos Aires is quite European in feel. I've seen a few house hunters on HGTV, very affordable too (Paris not so much). You really get a lot for the money there. Have you danced the tango yet?

Renee Finberg said...

wow....talk about an adventure !!!
that was pretty RANDOM!!

amazing shots.
xx be safe my love

dec0r8or said...

Linda, thanks SO much for taking us along on your travels. What an exciting time for you! My BF is supposed to be heading over to Dubai in December to install a job--looks interesting! (I'm sure he won't be sipping on champagne, though.) :)

gertru said...

Try empanadas & red wine ;).
Love the grafitti," ¿De verdad estamos en Democracia?" ,so true this days with this goverment.

Karen Deborah said...

I cannot believe you don't know not to walk around in a 3rd world country ALONE!!! That was pretty scary. The food delightful, and the coffee....well I'd love a cup.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Adventure, flowers, food and champagne!! All the ingredients for a great trip! Have fun!

Amy said...

How exciting! Your photos are fabulous, love the older woman's face and the screaming child in the crowd photo. Are you doing zominess?

C said...

fantastico! hey linda, left ya some love over at my blog... come and get it..

c

Eloise said...

Wow! What a fantastic adventure! Your pictures are incredible. The last one should be entered in a contest - absolutely beautiful. The rest are, I'm sure, eligible for a Pulitzer Prize for onsite reporting.

Bon voyage!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am enjoying your vacation, Linda! This post is amazing!! Love it! Great photos!

karina Manghi said...

This is happening every single day in Bs As.
It is not dangerous but it is annoying.
Your photos are great!
Viva la democracia!!!!!

farmhouse wares said...

This is some fine reporting with a delicious ending. You deserve the champagne for a job well done.

Joyce said...

When you have your mind set you go for it. LOL... I love all kinds of empanada! xoxo

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

WAUW!
What an adventure! And such a decadent ending! Your heart's desire AND champagne?
Niiice...

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Thanks for taking us along on your adventure!!!!!

Love Where You Live said...

I love going on a trip and coming home with an unexpected story. I probably would have felt a bit unsettled but, I know, you were on a mission. cheers!

Jane said...

What an adventure!
You captured the tempo of the protest in your photos. Great job. Ever thought of news work? :-)

That empanada looks delicious. My neighbor is from Argentina and makes the most wonderful empanadas I have ever tasted...they look like those in your photos. YUM!

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us...
Jane (artfully graced)

Ann said...

OMG that was quite an experience. I haven't been updating my blog lately because I just took a teaching job but I'm visiting your blog whenever I can... and your blog do not disappoint, every post is worth the visit.

Dreamgirl said...

Oh, how exciting! Bueneos Aires...I would love to see it. That empanada looked so good and with champagne? I'm there!

Becky at Abbey Style said...

Beautiful shots, looking forward to meeting you for your shoot in November.

Stephanie said...

Viva la gente :)!! Good for you to be right in the thick of the experience...

Permission to Mother said...

Epanadas are a treat. John's mother makes them.

I am enjoying all the photos on your blog.

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