Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 24, 2003 — We further explored Buenos Aires on Day 47 of the Trip Around the World. We spent the morning in a marshland called the Constanera Sur Wildlife Reserve overlooking the Rio de la Plata. It was a peaceful estuary, with joggers and fishermen. Plus, we got to see some strange guinea pig-like animal. The afternoon was a little more lively as we visited the Plaza de Mayo, where the mother’s of the “disappeared” children had been holding weekly protests for 25 years. We then wandered into another protest, which seemed to have something to do with textile unions and students (yes, we were confused). In all we wandered into three well-attended protests in four days in Buenos Aires, no doubt related to the fact that the country had only recently begun to recover from its bank collapse and economic crisis.