Ciao BA

Trip Start Feb 21, 2012
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Trip End Sep 20, 2012


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Friday, August 3, 2012

We enjoyed our time in Buenos Aires so much that we spent six nights there. We also suffered from terrible jetlag so it was quite convenient. One morning we strolled around the Cemetario of Recoletta, which was absolutley incredible. I have never seen anything like it... a huge cemetary for the upper class where no-one is burried in the ground but instead has their coffins inside a marble grave. Often those graves had glass doors which made the whole thing from time to time pretty creppy. Still really worth a visit. Our plan for the afternoon was checking out the colourful houses of La Boca but a heavy rain ruined our plans and we ended up having pizza in a shopping mall. Not a bad alternative :)

One of Buenos Aires´ "hipp" areas is Palermo, especially known for its great nightlife. Obviously we were interested in checking that out as well. So one day we chilled out at the hostel for a bit longer to gather some strenght and then walked around 45 minutes to Palermo where we enjoyed dinner and then a bottle of wine and some life music in an art-gallery-bar. Another night we spent watching people dance Tango in the park... I could have stayed forever.

Buenos Aires is a city to fall in love with - it is cool and romatic and fashionable (and expensive) and everyting you want. But we had to move on at one point, otherwise we will never end up at Machu Picchu in six weeks. So last night we took a 10 hour over-night-bus to Cordoba. "Over-night-bus"- since Vietnam a word that makes my alarm bells ring. Memories of an absolute nightmare. Happily I can say that South American buses are nothing like that. I would compare the journey with first class in an airplane - comfy, clean and no cocraches. So the journey flew by and we were realively relaxed when we arrive in Cordoba. So relaxed in fact that we left our iPhone in the taxi when we got to the hostel. We tried everything we could to get it back, and people in our hostel were really helpful but we had no luck. So from now on its time for some old school traveling without google maps, Angry Birds or Wifi.

About Cordoba I can only say that it appears as pretty much the opposite to Buenos Aires. All streets are plastered with fast food restaurants and cheap shops that blare out loud music and cover the streets with their huge signs and billboards.Doesn´t look like the town you want to run around in after dark, so will try to avoid that. 

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