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Argentina for Expo 2023

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On 16/11/2017 at 12:38 AM, wf256 said:

I was hoping for Łódź (and had learned how to pronounce it) - but the Buenos Ares master plan looks sound on the expo website: http://en.expo2023argentina.com/masterplan/   and I certainly hope to go

A Polish lady once told me it's pronounced Wooch. By the way, if you make it to Buenos Aires, be sure to visit Recoleta Cemetery. Its like a luxurious small city. And buried 20 feet down beneath a rather ordinary family tomb is its most famous tenant by far, Eva Peron. Easy to locate---just follow the crowd. Evita was the most adored woman in South America. (Maybe Carmen Miranda came in second?)

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I visited Łódź once (my mom was born there) and was hoping that they would get the Fair; it would have had an amazing effect on that frequently overlooked city.

Then again, I've always wanted to visit Buenos Aires...

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21 hours ago, RalphQuinn said:

 

... By the way, if you make it to Buenos Aires, be sure to visit Recoleta Cemetery. Its like a luxurious small city. And buried 20 feet down beneath a rather ordinary family tomb is its most famous tenant by far, Eva Peron. Easy to locate---just follow the crowd. Evita was the most adored woman in South America. (Maybe Carmen Miranda came in second?)...

On my only trip to BA (in 2000, for business) we stayed in a hotel overlooking Recoleta

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That's a great view of Recoleta, Wayne. It shows what a remarkable cemetery it is. I was so touched by the adoration of Evita by Argentinians, especially women, that I did an unusual thing in the DVD of the trip: I put together a photo essay about Evita, using the famous "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" as background music. I think Madonna did a fabulous job in the movie; she even resembles her subject. I also noticed how many women wore Evita's signature hair-bun style, particularly those gorgeous stewardesses on the local airline flight to Iguazu Falls. 

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