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  • Day48

    The curious case of Christmas evening

    December 24, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Turns out we hadn't had enough yet of Argentina. We wanted to have just one more peek at the country, and we figured the airport of Buenos Aires was the perfect place to do it. At Santiago airport we stored up on some salt and fat at a burger place, bought the cheapest water we could find, and hurried to the gate which felt like it was located in terminal 953 gate 99c. Turns out it was a very nice modern building, and we assume they're still working on getting there quicker.

    With some delay we arrived in Buenos Aires in the evening on the 23rd, and had a fantastic time waiting for the next flight to Auckland which was supposed to leave right before midnight. In the mean time, Susanne still cleaned her shoes in the bathroom to make sure New Zealand would accept them. Then we flew west, i. e. sort of back in time. We were of course not flying as quickly as we passed the timezones, so slowly it did get later. Then after a couple of hours, around 4 or 5 in the morning of the 24th, we crossed the date line... and we skipped Christmas eve. It was now December 25th. Merry Christmas!
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