First instalment from S America - Buenos Aires
Trip Start Mar 17, 2008
33Trip End Jun 08, 2008
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Well here it is, our first offering from S America. No doubt you`ve been waiting for this with huge amounts of anticipation, so let`s hope you are not disappointed. It`s early evening on Good Friday, the end of day four in BA. Currently it is chucking it down outside, but to be honest that`s some welcome respite from the soaring temperatures of the last few days. We`re in our B&B supping from a litre bottle of Quilmes beer having just splashed out 3 quid for a taxi ride across town.
This place is brilliant, we have loved every minute. Our journey started off in absolute luxury - we really appreciate the lengths you went to for us Rachel, and can't thank you enough. The research before our trip paid off and a lot of luck has resulted in us staying in the hippest (not a word I use often in my mid thirties) part of BA, Palermo Soho
We have covered so much of the city on foot, the best way to explore - from hip and trendy Palermo to contemporary Puerto Madero (think Salford Quays), from the faded charm of San Telmo where we had our first `Parilla` to the amazing glamour of Señor Tango where we enjoyed a 3 hour tango cabaret. The dancing was amazingly intense, erotic, angry, powerful and sensual all at once - quite breathtaking. Special thanks to Maria and Nacho who treated us to this spectacle - we look forward to welcoming you both to UK one day where you can sample the delights of fish and chips on a windswept pebbled beachfront... Seriously, it would be a pleasure to return your generosity.
We`ve also enjoyed the zoo (see photos) and some lovely gardens that are dotted throughout this metropolis
So our BA adventure comes to a close - tomorrow we fly to Iguazu Falls for 3 days and are trying to decide between white knuckle rafting or a gentle boat trip beneath the thundering falls.
Wishing our family, friends and colleagues a peaceful Easter, until next time.....
Pablo & Carmen x