Then we headed to the Ministry of Education building so I could validate my diploma and transcripts from the United States. After presenting my paperwork, I was told that there was a chance that my validation might get rejected because my name on the transcript was different from the one on my passport and my Argentine DNI. There was also a discrepancy in the birth date that was on the transcript. In situations like these, I tend to go crazy on people, but as my spouse kept reminding me, you get more out of people with patience and kindness than with rage.
So, I smiled and I pleaded that they at least make the attempt to validate the documents. They told me that they would do their best, but there were no guarantees. Either way, I’m going to find out online if the validation was approved in 60 days. If approved, I have to return to Buenos Aires to pick up my proof of validation and return to Cordoba to present to the university. A lot of money, time and effort went into getting here, so I sure hope that the validation gets approved.
After we left the Ministry of Education building, we headed for the Alto Palermo mall, which we believed to house a Wendy’s and a KFC restaurant in its food . Along the way, we found the bookstore, which was once an opera house.
The place was HUGE! There were books, a coffee shop, and the biggest selection of DVDs and CDs we'd seen since we left the States.
By the time I walked up to the top floor, I looked down the spiral staircase and cringed. It was way too high.
We didn’t buy anything, but we took a lot of photos before heading to the mall. By the way, if the photos are too small, click on them, and they'll enlarge.
We finally made it to the Alto Palermo Mall. On the outside, we noticed that there was a T.G.I.F. restaurant. Since we had already visited another T.G.I.F. the day before, we chose to enjoy Wendy’s or KFC instead. Maybe both at the same time.
Then we thought, we could do that at home. We were in Buenos Aires. We haven’t seen the city at night. Let’s go out and explore. we did.