Steak steak and more Steak + red wine and a beautiful city....we miss you Buenos Aires!!!
02.12.2009 - 04.12.2009 25 °C
So we weren't exagerating when we said the worlds most comfy bus.....Picture fully fully reclining seats, walls, tables and waiter service with personal TV screens!!! IMMENSE!
Arrived in BA setled into our boutique hostel and set out for a day of exploring..... And did we explore!! Took a 20p half hour bus journey to La Boca. A beautiful area with cobbled streets lined with Caminito's, brightly painted tin houses. Artists and coffee shops merge with tango dancers and art and craft shops nestled inbetween the beautiful buildings along with the odd full sized fibreglass farm animal! We wandered around for a few hours and sipped coffe in the sun, before visiting a new art gallery with stunning architecture and views across the port. We headed for central area and found ourselves walking through a mass protest of what looked like numerous homeless people woth wild dogs and batterns, The immense amount of police made us feel safe. We took in all the traditional sights, a pink palace, serveral mahoosive buildings and plaza's and attempted to reach the woman bridge (a pretty bridge) but roads of 6 lanes of trafficm and a railway stopped this! Wandered through the tree lined New Yorkesk streets and had the best meaty sandwich ever! In the evening the meat diet was topped off with one hell of a steak and washed down with a bottle of amazing red wine.
Day 2 we ventured to Recoletta - the rich peoples district, to see a giant metal flower sculpture, a law graduation and a haven of underground homefurnishings, (we spent along time here!) before visting the cemetery....... WOW. It can only be described as a migets city (In the least disrespectful way possible) Picture streets and streets of ornate tombs, mini chapels and mini architectural masterpieces!!!! not to mention the hords of cats, visible coffins and photos of the deceased! very weird but amazing. (also saw Evitas tomb house!)
Wandered back through parisian streets full of Louis Vouton and Channel to Florida - a pedestrianised shopping street for the less wealthy! ate mass steak sandwiches - so good and wandered around Galeroas Pacifico a huge mall with ornate ceiling paintings. Found MAC!!! Had a really good pizza for dinner before having a really early night in preperation for our 3am start and day of multiple flights and sitting around!
Good Bye Buenos Aires, you were beautiful....we will be back!
Off to Bolivia we go!