Camera shops and cow and chips
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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We headed back out to the Plaza del Mayo with all its sights around that area, including the Obelisco on Av 9 de Julio, reputedly the widest street in the world with sixteen lanes and some wonderful buildings. From here we headed down the main shopping streets of the Avenue Florida and kept going into camera shops to show them how bad the camera now is (the zoom is dodgy and the pictures are becoming increasingly blurred), thankfully one guy gave us an address of a man to go and see on the fourth floor of a nearby alleyway (this sounded like the kind of thing we got in La Boca)
We then headed to San Telmo on foot another of the must see districts in Buenos Aires. It was very nice with cobbled streets and lovely looking restaurants and bars, a really quaint area and the 'home of tango’. On the way there we saw yet more protests this time involving fireworks and firecrackers and a bit of a riot inside a shoe shop of all places where a load of guys were tied up on the floor with no shirts on surrounded by police then hoards of people all around outside. At first we thought maybe someone famous was in the shop considering the crowds and we found it odd that someone was on the floor tied up in a traditional back street mans shoe shop. Bizarre. After wandering around the square and market place (where a film was being directed) we walked back to the hostel peering in to all the antiques shops that sold a myriad of old and dusty items.
At about 5pm we headed back down to Av Florida to go and see if the man had managed to fix the camera. He had worked wonders with it and it was working like a dream. We went back to the hostel to decide what we were going to do for dinner to enjoy a famous Argentine steak. We really wanted to go to La Cabrera in Palermo as it is highly recommended and is something like number 3 out of 500 on the restaurant guide on tripadvisor but we found out too late that there were only two sittings and if you hadn’t booked you might well be in for a long wait on the pavement
Back at the hostel there was another party going on so we got a drink and stayed for a while chatting to a couple of Venezuelan guys who were seriously bonkers. Again we struggled with the language barrier a little but seemed to get along fantastically, they were hilarious. After about an hour we decided to call it a night and head to bed. Creeping in to the dorm room in the dark as we didn’t want to wake anyone up we then realised that we were the only ones there and everyone else was still at the party or out on the town. This really is a city that never sleeps and after so long on the road we just don’t seem to have the energy for it. Mind you it was 2am.