Back on the Atlantic side of the world!!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
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Trip End Sep 05, 2007


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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Buenos Aires has been an amazing city and our five days here have flown by. Tonight we will say goodbye to our last steak because tomorrow we are on a buis heading towards the Brazillian border to see the amazing Iguazu Falls.

Buenos Aires is a very European style city, the architecture in particular could be straight out of Paris or London. Buildings line the busy busy streets, some are Baroque in style and others just look very Victorian. The whole city has a very French and Italian feel to it, ice creameries, coffee shops, huge galleria style shopping centres.

On our first day here we headed north to the very upmarket Recoleta area, here we wandered in the large grassy plazas, visited the city like graveyard that is the Recoleta Cemetery - of course seeing the famous Eva Peronīs tomb and then explored the artesian market that was set up in plaza. We explored the gorgeous Cathedral and sat for a while in the huge Plaza De Mayo that sits in the centre of the city.

Sunday saw us sitting in the stands with hundreds maybve thousands of crazy Boca Junior fans as we sat in the huge La Bombonera stadium and watched them trash Gimnasia!

La Boca is a rundown district of the city, but an area has been renovated and is now popular with tourists. The street is called the Caminito and we wandered around there today before heading on the Subte (tube) to northern BAīs and the district of Palermo which is home to the citys middle class, we walked around the huge grassy plazas and then visited the Museuo Evita which was so well done and very moving.

San Telmo is a district next to where we are staying, it has a Camden feel to it, very retro and funky, lots of cafes and today we ate some gorgeous ice cream there.

Anyway, we have of course eaten tons of steak and drunk tons of wine!!!

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