Buenos Aires

Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
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Trip End Jul 08, 2014


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Friday, July 14, 2006

An evening boat back across the Rio de la Plata brought us back to Argentina and into a new hostel. Took a trip to the local cinema for the bargain price of around a pound fifty each, which actually got you into 2 films. We opted for the Da Vinci Code & for another 50 pence got a drink, hot dog, & popcorn!

The arrival of a friend Tracy from home was an exciting prospect, & got up early (5.15am) to catch a bus to the airport to meet her. Tracy was of course quite tired so we spent the first night with an inexpensive pizza & back to the room for some T.V, a luxury we have not had for a while.

BA would have to one of our favorite cities so far, with plenty of culture & Tendor Libre (all you can eat buffet´s) which costs around 2/3 quid. Whilst we were here for 5 days with Tracy we managed to do & see quite alit. We visited Evita´s Grave which was in the Cementerio de la Recoleta, one of the most amazing cementries we´ve ever seen. It was more like walking around a small town, with statues & marble facades. San Telmo was a nice area in the city also which holds weekend markets, & tango shows along with lots of bars & cafes. We also walked around El Microcentro which has plenty of shopping to offer, & restaurants to eat in. It also is the area to see the Pink Presidential Palace also known as the Casa Rosada, where Evita made her famous speech. We also has a chance to got see the Iglesia San Ignacio an 18th century church, as well as some underground military tunnels. The area of La Boca was an impressive place, very colurful & vibrant again with lots of Tango shows & museums. John managed to find the time to go along & have a tour around the football stadium, home to the Boca Juniors. The evenings were spent dinning out & one night we just stayed in with a nice selection of Cheeses & few bottles of wine. The Tango night was one of the best evenings we had were we had a 40 min class, followed by a fab dinner & Tango show. We also went to a Jazz club called Notorious which was very entertaining & great fun.

Once again we opted for a night bus, which would take us to the Iguazu Falls in around 20 hours. The bus it´s self was a treat & comfortable with Kama seats, movies, dinner & wine!
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