DH and I were having a wonderful day. Even commenting on loving the living in BA and meeting new,fabulous friends!
Then walked up to defensa and mexico and had THE most superb lunch at Brasserie Petanque. Thank you StarLucia. The Salmon in honey sauce was perfect and DH had Costillas Cordero...5 magnificent baby lamb chops & a sublime side dish to match.
Walked further to Casa Cultura and picked up tickets to Placido Domingo on the 23rd. The performance starts at 9:30 PM. You know what that means......after 10 PM!
THEN we let our guard down! Even well seasoned travelers do that!! Walked past casa Rosada on Rivadavia to LN Alem. Have been on that corner tens of times.SUDDENLY our digital camera got swiped. A male on a bike just ripped it out of DH's hand. He ran yelling "thief,thief". I ran yelling "Ladron,ladron".Thank you, Scarlet.. But this guy was moving!!!
OUR MISTAKE: Allan had the camera out and hanging at his side. It's usually in my day pack or held completely in his hand. We were also at the curb.This thief came around the corner on his bike and did NOT miss a beat! We really do not know if he targeted us up the hill close to the Plaza de Mayo.
The sad part: no camera for our week in Salta: a new destination.
We did continue on to Puerto Madero and some people watching and tried to walk off lunch.
Another distressing fact, folks. Today was the 3rd time in as many days that someone gave me a seat on the colectivo/subte. has not happened in years past. My conclusion: Gosh darn it.....I look OLD this year.
We'll need to ask you dear folks for your Salta photos, I am sure.
May look around for a CHEAP digital. Anyone have any ideas on where to get the best price???
The good news is we didn't get hurt. Allan thought the thief may have slashed the camera out of his hand.........and we could have been slashed too.
For all.................this is meant to be a LEARNING EXPERIENCE!