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My Tattoo/s or long time coming of getting inked for a life

Now where could I start? This really has been long time coming for me. For many years I’ve been thinking of getting inked and now I’ve finally got to it and it has been a journey of its own, trust me. One thing that I always had clear in my mind was that I would get inked only if I would have designed my own tattoo. There was no other way for me. It had to come from my heart, simple as that. So, let me take you through the process and believe me, for a designer there is not worse project or mission than designing your own website,...

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At Bolivian market

Yesterday I was slowly walking the streets of La Paz and enjoying market buzz. Stopped at one stand with small, cute dresses of all type and colours. Woman approached and me with big smile just told her, how entertaining and original some of this work was. We started a random chat and somewhere in middle of it I mentioned. Oh, I can't really buy any I don't have children. She looked at me with tender smile on her face and told me. These all are for dogs. Moment of silence followed by loud laughter. What a hell, daily embarrassment is...

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Until next time my beloved Buenos Aires

There could not be better way to leave this great city than by playing this song. Yes, I’m sad to leave, but there is lots of faith within me. Who knows what future holds. “...no me despierten pues quiero soñar...” Tomi Lebrero | A Take Away Show #104 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo. Buenos Aires, February 2010 a film by Vincent Moon images, sounds & edit by Vincent Moon mix by Felix Cristiano produced by Temporary Areas vincentmoon.com myspace.com/tomilebrero

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Buenos Aires: My confession – Mi confesión

  "Mi Confesion" by Gotan Project. The album is from their critically acclaimed 'Lunatico'. “My confession” I always liked this song a lot, but have never thought I would one day feel so close to it, as I do right now. Being in special city for two month now has opened up for me so many new things to learn, understand and feel. Thank you Buenos Aires and to everyone who made it possible. Wow, what an electric intensity, love, I feel so alive! Sad to leave, but in a need of motion to keep on breathing. It's the duality within...

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My friend Magda just said

“Tengo tanta comodidad que no se como ponerme.” loose translation: ("I am so comfy, that I don't know how to position myself anymore.") Hilarious comment on our day, as we are sitting in apartment near Bariloche with spectacular view of lake Nahuel Huapi with heavy snow storm blasting into our big window. We are so relaxed and just chilling.

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Santiago Alonso: Paisaje Adentro

One of the exhibitions I’ve seen in Buenos Aires was by Santiago Alonso called Paisaje Adentro (I could loosely try to translate this to ‘Landscape Inwards’). I liked his pen drawings with its lines and textures creating more complex visual landscapes.

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Entering Argentina with a single ticket & non-chip passport

One of my big concerns was entering Argentina. First of all I have to come back to a fact of getting on the plane at all. As I’ve read and been warned by people, that without having return or onward ticket from/to South America, the airline will most probably refuse my plane boarding. Pretty worrying fact, if they happily sell you the single ticket anyway. I was flying with Air Europa from London to Madrid then waiting 2 hours at Barajas to board my plane to Buenos Aires. Despite of all warnings, I’ve decided to take a risk and go with...

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Flight to Argentina with Aerolíneas Argentinas

Waiting in Barajas Madrid, sitting by the window and checking my big Jumbo Plane, which would take me to South America. I still find it amazing how such a big, heavy flying monster can actually take off, fascinating for the laic eye. Argentinian Airlines were good to me. Think any English only speaker might not say the same, as on such a long flight they’ve put only one movie, all in Spanish and with old style TVs in corridor. Dream on about luxury of having your own TV in the seat in front of you with your own selection of entertainment. I...

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