Buenos Aires is Muy Bueno!
Trip Start Mar 27, 2012
28Trip End Oct 17, 2012
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Maurico and Mariana have a lovely home in San Isidrio, a small suburb of Buenos Aires. The neighborhood is spectacular with many beautiful homes, cobblestone streets, and a nice downtown with many shops and restaurants. It was such a privilege and delight to stay with an Argentine family. We were treated like a king and a queen -- this will be one of the most luxurious stays of our trip.
Buenos Aires is a great place to visit, it feels like a European city. We stayed for 7 days in total, but we could've easily stayed here for a month. We quite quickly fell into a routine of sleeping in late, strolling around the city's sights at a snail's pace, and then eating late night dinners (Argentinians typically start dinner around 9:30pm) of bread, wine, meat, meat and more meat. And oh, the ice cream ~ or as they call it here, helado, is incredible!
photos here). We also had the opportunity to sail in Tigre, a country side village where many Argentinas have a second home.
We celebrated the first night of Passover in Buenos Aires too. Through Lillian's work, we were matched with a family (The Fermanns) that hosted us for dinner. The Fermanns are artists who work in Palermo and have two university aged children, Carolina and Gabriel. It was a delight to spend the holiday with a Jewish family abroad, and we hope we can return the favor to them when they visit San Francisco.