Thursday, 18 September 2008

Taxi fun

So giving directions to taxi drivers in Buenos Aires is really simple. You can give the address but the easiest way is to name the road and the cross street, the grid makes it really simple.

Only problem we have us that we live on Mansilla and Billinghurts, making ourselves understand can be a challenge. Mansilla is easy - maan-si-sha, easy. Billinghurst is not as easy.

Drivers never seem to know what we're saying - our accents get in the way. I've been paying particular attention to the way that drivers speak and they seem to say Bee-shinn-hoorst. But, when we try that they look at us blankly. I've now resorted to citing the next cross street, Coronel Diaz... easy peasy.

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