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  • Day29

    Buenos Aires

    May 1, 2017 in Argentina

    Our coach to Buenos Aires was luxurious in comparison to our Brazilian coach travel. The seats are double the size, you get given a pillow and a blanket, as well as a hot (well warm) dinner, breakfast and snacks. You can also watch movies, the majority are in Spanish but you can watch them all the same.

    After arriving in Buenos Aires we grabbed an uber to our airbnb apartment. It's nice to have some space to ourselves after spending the last month in hostels.

    Like England, Argentina also have a bank holiday on the first Monday in May, National Worker Day. This holiday is taken very seriously and therefore pretty much everywhere shuts for the day, even many restaurants and cafes. Because of this, Buenos Aires was a ghost town! It was very strange.

    On the Monday we did a free walking tour of the Recoleta area. Our guide Juan Cruz was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the city. When walking around the city it is hard not to notice the varied architecture. You can find Parisian style mansions next to ugly 70's tower blocks, next to neo-gothic buildings. Our tour finished outside the Recoleta cemetery. This is where famous Argentinians are laid to rest in large, ornate mausoleums. It is like a small city for the dead with rows and rows of little churches. It was fascinating and eerie all at the same time and nothing like we have ever experienced before.

    In the evening we went to see La Bomba de Tiempo, a 17 piece improvisational drum group which were amazing! In addition to the drums they have shakers, maracas and at one point a trumpet.
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  • Day3

    Einen wunderschönen Abend verbrachten wir im Café de los Angelitos. Sowohl das Café, als auch der große Veranstaltungssaal machten eine mehrere Jahrzehnte umfassende Geschichte des Tangos erlebbar. Nach einem wohlschmeckenden Dreigangmenü mit einem sehr aufmerksamen Getränkeservice wurde uns eine hinreißende Show präsentiert! Insgesamt haben wir vier Stunden in dieser interessanten Location verbracht. Ein tolles Erlebnis!Read more

  • Day0

    Liebevolle Gastfamilie in Buenos Aires

    March 11, 2017 in Argentina

    Erste zwei Tage in einem neuen Land. Nach ca. 20h Reise die​ lang ersehnte Dusche bei einer liebevollen Gastfamilie. Da mir Spanisch wahrlich als Fremdsprache bekannt ist, bin ich im Moment ein Guter Zuhörer. Nichts desto trotz habe ich in diesen Tagen bereits einiges lernen können. So konnte ich heute sehr gut ein Mittagessen bestellen. Hätte ich dies heute besser noch nicht gekonnt..;-) (Tortilla español, mit Pommes statt frischen Kartoffeln. 100Punkte für den Erfindergeist, -100 für den Rest) Das Essen war Welten vom Lamm im gestrigen Restaurant entfernt. Das war echt köstlich... mmmh:) Nun denn, heute habe ich 19072 Schritte gemacht. Marathonmike, wie man mir so schön sagt..:-P Dabei habe ich bereits einiges von Buenos Aires entdecken können..Read more

  • Day24

    North to Buenos Aires

    February 22 in Argentina

    After three weeks in the south, time to head north to the warmer climate. The flight was delayed nearly three hours, but we are used to that. Unlike the American family on the flight as well, they are not seasoned travellers, and they thought a connecting flight within an hour of landing would save them having to wait around Buenos Aires. Wrong!

    Anyway, a chance to have some lunch. Last night we enjoyed some Argentinos beef...again. The food in Argentina seems more adventurous and flavoursome than Chile, but the cheese is all American. Oh well, cannot have everything.

    Interestingly, there are a lot of Malvinas - Argentina signs about in the south...border crossings, road signs. Seems the Faukland Islands are still a moot point. In 1976, Argentina tried to seize three islands from Chile in the Beagle Passage in Tierra del Fuego by suggesting they were more east than south, and so that gave them permission to take them. The International Court in London said no, the islands belonged to Chile. Fast forward two years and Argentina still did not want to accept the judgement, so they decided to seize them. Chile and Argentina were facing off across the Beagle Passage, ready to go to war, when seven hours before the deadline, the Pope decreed the islands indeed belonged to Chile...and in South America, the Pope’s word is infallible. War averted.

    Anyway, we landed in Buenos Aires, and booked in for three nights. Hardly any restaurants open here until 8 pm, then stay open till the wee hours of the morning.
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