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Monday, August 21, 2006
Montevideo, Uruguay

Live on National TV
    A Twenty-Minute
    Interview
Above and Below:  Live Interview with hostess
Ana Maria Mizrahi on "La Noticia y Su Contexto," a
national TV program in Uruguay.
Photo at Right:
Jose getting
wired for sound.
Photo at Left:
Professor Dr. Dante Olivera
Perez, a civil rights activists,
pictured lower right,
accompanied Steve and
Jose to the TV studio
.
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    This Ends the Tour.  Go to
    the Beginning of the Tour.
Good-bye to . . .
Leaving
Buenos
Aires
Thursday,
August 24, 2006
Above Photo:  How many gay
guys does it take to call ahead
for a taxi?  
  • "I thought you called!"
  • "No,  I thought he was
    making the call!"  
  • Etc.
Above Photo:
Tom Hanks (left)
and Victor Bracutor
Photo at Right:
Taxi Driver:  "You have
how many pieces of
luggage?"
Imaginary Conversation on The Way to The Airport
(Actually, we spoke with the taxi driver most of the way -- he got the whole story! and one of
our business cards just like every stranger we spoke with throughout the summer . . . there was
the young Frenchman, the Italian (straight) couple, the Canadian (pictured below), the Englishman,
etc., not to mention all the South Americans we met as we travelled.)
Do you remember when we first arrived here by taxi?

Yeah.  You mean when we were dropped off at the
corner without a clue which way to go for Tom's house.

That's right.  The whole street was torn up with
construction.

Yeah, and the pick-up taxi had been sent for us at the
airport with our name on a post board.

We thought it was door-to-door service prearranged.

What a hilarious start.  We hadn't thought to keep the
address handy.  
Now we were digging through the
suitcase just for a street number
.

Just like good 'ole times.  Every time we travel we're
always laughing at ourselves.  (It's not always so funny,
however).

Like getting
robbed in Buenos Aires our second
Sunday here
.

What a set-up!  That pigeon poop all over us - - it was
enough to white wash the town.

We fell for it, too.  That wasn't help the locals were
offering when they came to the rescue to wipe down
our coats - it was highway robbery in disguise!

But we made it!  Got our credit card replaced in three
days and all charges against the card withdrawn!

And for
traveling more than 4,300 miles - that's the
only misfortune we had - very fortunate.

And now I'm looking forward to some rest and relax time.
Phoenix, Arizona, here we come - thanks to my aunt
and uncle.

You know,
we really worked hard!  I'm not sure we
really vacationed as much as we thought we would . . .
with all that translation work and meetings.

But I am grateful for the sights we saw!

The
Andes - crossing them was magnificent.

And
the deserts of northern Chile were like a
combination of the Badlands, Yellowstone and the
Great Salt Lake.  Stunning.

And
the Falls from the Brazilian side - spectacular -
even with it being 70 percent dry (next time - a reason
to come back).

Well, we have all the pictures to tell the story.

Yeah.  And the story is really about the wonderful
people we met and worked with.  So, how is that web
site coming along . . .

I hope to work on it some more at the airport and while
traveling.  

There's a lot of story to tell:  
The Mendoza Baptist
pastor who came out.  The InterVarsity Fellowship
lesbian couple.

The many meetings and all the people we got to
know!

And the
live TV interviews!  Wasn't expecting that.  
Boy was that interesting.

It makes up for some of the discomfort along the way:  
getting feverish and
sick twice!  The ice cold nights in
the Chili desert.   No heat (at first) in our Santiago
hotel. Real winter in Uruguay where everyone wears
coats in their homes and places of meeting!

But there were plenty of good times and the weather
was mostly like a very warm fall day.  At times, you went
out of doors without your coat!   Roller-blading, great
restaurants, exercise at the local YMCA, a beautiful full
apartment in Buenos Aires all our own, museums
toured, vistas enjoyed . . .

Here's the airport.

Great!  
Another full course meal at midnight! on
the flight. That's how they eat here.

And don't forget
the wine!  The Argentinian Airlines
serves all the wine you can drink . . . it seems.

Like the overnight luxurious bus we took from Buenos
Aires to Mendoza.  Remember how we boarded around
10 or 11 PM and were served a two course dinner!!  

Don't remind me.  How many times did I fall asleep as
an evening guest in someone's home after a
magnificent meal!  We were always eating out or in
someones' home -- and always around 10 PM.  No
wonder there's a siesta here.

Well, it's back to the States and the familiar.

You think we'll re-adjust.

I think so.  It's re-entry time.  We'll make it.  And to
think, I have to get back into work mode.

Back to work?  
You've worked all summer . . . and
enjoyed every minute of it
.
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Above photo:  
We're already lost
and we have
4,300 miles to go.
Photo Below:
At work in our
Buenos Aires
apartment
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End Notes . . . or something like that. . .
. . . Montevideo, Uruguay . . . and to
Fernando and Andres
(for two days, anyway).
On Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Steve and Jose took the
super speed transport boat to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
_______Our Last Night In Buenos Aires_______

A Great, Great Show at the Famous Maipo
And now for our final act . . .
The desert of north
Chile.  That white stuff
is salt, NOT snow!  The
hat on Steve is for
protection from the sun!
A swim in a natural hot spring in the north
of Chile.  We're with a fellow







traveller - he's from Canada. The  morning
air was freezing!
The speaker's table,
Buenos Aires
Salta, Argentina
Home of Pablo Neruda,
Valparaiso, Chile
180 foot English Clock
Tower, Buenos Aires
Above:  An advertisement placed in a Buenos
Aires gay publication.  (Click the picture to view.)
Photo taken immediately
following our live TV
interview.
Photo taken
just before
going on air.
Ana
Maria
Mizrahi
Ana
Maria
Mizrahi