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    • Day 3

      Découverte de San Telmo

      March 2, 2022 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Après avoir fait le tour de quelques agences Western Union, nous avons enfin réussi à retirer des pesos argentins à un bon taux de change !

      Marcher dans les rues à 30° avec le sac sur le dos n'est pas toujours facile, heureusement que les bières sont là pour nous rafraîchir 🍻

      C'est ensuite dans le quartier San Telmo, le quartier des arts de Buenos Aires, que nous avons trouvé une chambre pour ce soir et que nous avons passé notre après-midi ! La balade y est plus agréable que dans le centre et les maisons y sont colorées. Le soir, ce quartier ce transforme en piste de tango💃. Malheureusement ces festivités sont plus présentes les weekends.
      Pour finir la journée nous avons mangé dans le célèbre Mercado de San Telmo, marché typique plein de spécialités locales et d'étalages de fruits (ce qui nous manquait un peu) ! 😋
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      Traveler  Super sympa ces façades colorées, j adore...


      Traveler  Belle soirée à vous


      Traveler  Courage avec cette chaleur et le sac à dos, mais profitez au maximum !

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    • Day 2

      San Telmo

      September 2 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Our next stop took us to the captivating San Telmo district, most famous for the lively San Telmo Market. Luckily, we arrived bright and early, allowing us to snap some photos before the market swelled with people eager to buy and sell everything imaginable, from delicious food to fascinating antiques. Among the antiques, we spotted some remarkably old and slightly eerie-looking dolls that piqued our curiosity.

      As we ventured through the rainy streets of San Telmo, we discovered its unique character and history. San Telmo is renowned for its colonial architecture, a testament to Buenos Aires' rich past. Many of these old buildings have been lovingly preserved and transformed into charming shops, cafes, and galleries.

      One delightful pitstop was the Solar de French, a hidden gem adorned with a captivating display of colorful umbrellas suspended in its courtyard. This quaint spot adds a pop of color to the neighborhood, even on gloomy days.

      Our rain-soaked adventure led us to the Plazoleta Dorrego, where despite the weather, the stage was being set for an exciting day of street tango dancing. This lively tradition is a testament to the city's vibrant culture and love for dance. San Telmo has a strong connection to tango, making it a hub for dance enthusiasts from around the world.

      Amidst the drizzle, we couldn't help but be charmed by the resilience and spirit of Buenos Aires, where culture and history come to life, rain or shine.
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      Traveler  Cuteee

      Traveler  What a pretty place <3

       Cute..... or creepy?! [Roxanne]

    • Day 2

      Plaza de Mayo

      September 2 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      The first part of our journey led us to a captivating guided tour, immersing us in the rich history and narrative of Buenos Aires. We embarked on this exploration at the Plaza de Mayo, an iconic square infused with historical significance. This very plaza serves as the epicenter for numerous protests that have shaped the city's modern history. While fortune smiled upon us, sparing us from witnessing a protest that day, the prospect of such a lively display of civic engagement would have undoubtedly been intriguing.

      Standing majestically adjacent to the plaza is the striking pink presidential building, known as Casa Rosada. This iconic structure not only houses the executive branch of Argentina's government but also carries with it a multitude of historical tales, from Perón's passionate speeches to Evita's balcony appearances. It's a place where politics and culture entwine, a symbol of Argentina's vibrant democracy.

      As we continued our journey, we encountered another facet of Argentina's social tapestry—a protest camp representing the aspirations of the Argentinean indigenous people. Their struggle for additional rights unfolds against the backdrop of the towering edifice of the National Bank of Argentina. This dynamic contrast between a grassroots movement and the imposing presence of national finance underscores the diverse currents that shape Buenos Aires. It's a testament to the ongoing dialogue between tradition and progress, making this city a captivating canvas of history and contemporary life.

      Our journey continued within the hallowed halls of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. Here, we stood on sacred ground, for this cathedral served as Pope Francis' last working church before his papal election. As we wandered through the cathedral's ornate interior, we were serenaded by the harmonious sounds of a children's communal gathering taking place simultaneously—a delightful and unexpected soundtrack to our visit.
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      Traveler  Love youuu

      Traveler  Whats this

      Traveler  It's rocks that people put at the base of a statue outside of the presidential building to remember their loved ones who died during Covid. It was a form of protest for inaction on the government.

      Traveler  Awww sad

      Traveler  what a beautiful city.

    • Day 2

      City walk

      September 2 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      In the afternoon, we embarked on yet another extensive walk through the city, exploring its iconic landmarks and absorbing the vibrant atmosphere. Our journey led us to the heart of Buenos Aires, where we marveled at the imposing Obelisco, which stands proudly at the center of Avenida 9 de Julio. While it's especially breathtaking when illuminated at night, even during the daytime, this towering monument commands attention and symbolizes the city's grandeur.

      Our quest took us further to the El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, a must-visit destination for any book enthusiast. However, we couldn't resist a brief detour to admire the magnificent Teatro Colón from the outside. This world-renowned opera house is a true architectural gem, often hailed as one of the finest in the world.

      On our way back, we strolled past two captivating plazas: Plaza del Congreso and Plaza Mariano Moreno, each with its unique charm and history. It was around this point that the wear and tear on our feet began to show, and I couldn't help but complain about the soreness. A day of exploration had led to an impressive 28,000 steps or roughly 21 kilometers, as reported by my trusty phone.
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      Traveler  Gorgeous

       My idea of heaven....! [Roxanne]

      Traveler  Is that a library or a bookstore?

      Traveler  It's a big bookstore.

      Traveler  The library we want to see is in Rio. But I'm not sure we will get a chance yet.

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    • Day 3

      La Carbrera Restaurant

      September 3 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      La Carbrera is one of the most popular restaurants in BA, and it’s not uncommon to wait over an hour to get in. Luckily we had a reservation weeks in advance so we walked right in to start enjoying an expensive wine from a winery Alex visited during his last trip. I let Alex talk me into ordering entrails (pork intestines), and we also feasted on some chorizo and pork steaks.

      The highlight was the ice cream. There is a strong Italian culture in BA and the ice cream here is as good or better than you will get in Italy. This was some of the best ice cream I have ever had!!!
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      Traveler  Yum!

      Traveler  the food looks amazing

      Traveler  Entrails ewewewws

      Traveler  Jamie dropping his ice cream again? Tch tch tch. It looks amazing!

    • Day 5

      Recoleta cemetery

      September 5 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

      The impressive Recoleta Cemetery. Unlike anything I've seen before this holds 5 hectares of some of the most impressive family crypts and mosoliums. Generations of members share these giant structures which house pioneers, doctors, political figures and military leaders. We spent a good hour here doing a lap around the entire site and still saying wow all the way to the exit.

      Some of the interesting tombs were:
      * Duarte, where Eva Peron lies. The wife of the president who broke all the rules as a first lady to fight for the rights of the working class. There is a rumour in my family history that we are related to her, given my great grandfather's last name was Duarte too. But from the research I've done, it's impossible to confirm that.

      * 19-year-old Rufina Cambecéres, who was a socialite and the only daughter of a famous Argentine writer, died suddenly in 1902. It was raining on the day her casket arrived at Recoleta so it was left in the Chapel overnight. Legend has it that a cemetery worker noticed the casket lid had been shifted, and since Rufina was from a wealthy family, they thought someone might be after her valuables and have robbed the grave. However, when her casket was opened and closely examined, the truth was much worse. None of her jewelry was missing but instead, they found scratch marks on her and all over the inside of the casket: she had been mistakenly presumed dead and was buried alive! Later thought that she had collapsed from an attack of cataplexy, which caused several doctors to believe that she was dead. When she woke up and found herself sealed in a casket, the fright, the terror and the failed attempt of escape eventually gave her a heart attack which became the real cause of her unfortunate death. But no one is sure this story is true.

      * Among other famous graves in Buenos Aires's great Recoleta Cemetery is one unusual tomb that stands out from its neighbors, looking more like a natural cave than a grave. Carlos Guido Spano, an acclaimed Argentinean poet, built this tomb for his father, General Tomás Guido.
      General Guido was a close friend of famed General José de San Martín, and had served with him during the War of Independence. Together they crossed the Cordillera de los Andes, an extremely perilous quest, and were able to combat the Spanish armies and help free Chile and Perú.

      When he returned, General Tomás Guido served as a diplomat in Argentina. He requested to be buried under the mountains that his troops had crossed with great sacrifice to liberate their neighbor countries. His son, Carlos, fulfilled his wishes. The younger Guido had all the rocks for the tomb brought from the Cordillera de los Andes and built the vault with his own hands.
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      Traveler  Ohh!! I love old cemeteries like this! The art and work that went into all that is amazing and gorgeous! I'd love to go see that <3

      Traveler  That's looks great could spend hours waling around that cemetery. So much history, can't believe they burried her alive 😬

       Please tell me at least one of you had a Madonna moment in front of Eva Peron's tomb!? [Bevie]

      Traveler  Interesting place!

    • Day 2

      Day 2 - Palermo Soho graffiti tour

      September 11 in Argentina ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

      Yep, more walking tours. This time, it was a graffiti tour around our hostel area called Palermo Soho, which was achingly cool. Essentially, it's legal to graffiti in Argentina if you ask the wall owner so there are some beautiful works of art on almost all the walls which take days and weeks to create. Lots of football focused murals, which you might expect for a nation who are absolutely fanatical about it, and then some random ones commissioned by parking garage owners, restaurants etc.

      Thinking our house's walls could do with a spruce up when we get home, petition for a taco dedication artwork starting soon.... watch this space.

      And yes, the eagle-eyed amongst you will notice Adam's been wearing the same trousers since we left the UK, which he slept on the floor in, and I have the cheek to be wearing a scarf in 22°C when I'm Scottish #backpackinglife
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      Traveler  Local hero ⚽️

      KZKgoesglobal  Messi and Maradona are on every corner!

      Traveler  Graffiti tour looks fab. X

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    • Day 4

      Buenos Aires (Argentinien)

      October 28, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

      Nach 9 Monaten hat mich Lateinamerika endlich wieder und ich fühle mich ab Sekunde eins wieder wohl in der freundlichen und doch geschäftigen Mentalität mit all dem guten Essen und einer Mentalität, die es versteht das Leben zu genießen.

      Argentinien steckt leider merklich in einer Krise - die Präsidentschaftswahl am Sonntag hat die Währung ins Schwanken gebracht. Buenos Aires ist nichts desto trotz mein bisheriger Favorit an lateinamerikanischen Hauptstädten mit einer wunderschönen Architektur und unglaublich viel Vielfalt der Stadtteile. Es gibt den Finanzdistrikt, das Barviertel, Graffitistadtteile, Slums, ein französisches Viertel und so vieles mehr.

      3.5 Mio.Menschen und verschiedenste Nationen und Einwanderer haben Buenos Aires zu einem Ort für Jedermann entwickelt. Die Tage hier waren großartig und auch wenn wir jeden Tag ordentlich Kilometer gemacht haben, sieht man wohl nie alles hier.

      Ich freue mich aber auch schon auf die Natur in Mendoza, die ab morgen auf uns wartet. Endlich zurück in den Anden mit meinen Wanderschuhen und Ruhe genießen...
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    • Day 17

      MALBA modern art museum

      November 18, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      After our walking tour of Recolata we took a long walk through a few parks to catch the shade with lovely water features that locals seemed to be full on swimming in lol 😂 (well you would in the 30°c + heat) We past a stretch of new and old buildings (mainly new tbh with lots of fancy restaurants with the ££££ or £££££ symbols when you search on Google maps!! 😂) Finally to get to the MALBA art museum that displayed many arts from modern 20th century pieces to newer Latin American art.Read more

      Traveler  😂😂😂

    • Day 19

      San Telmo Morning Walk

      November 20, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      Today we spent time walking around the neighbourhood we stayed in, and the walk took us to San telmo which was lovely, we spent time looking in the many antique and crafty shops down the little alleyways and then found the central square, usually hosting a big antique market at the weekend! Unfortunately we missed it, but still had lots to offer with eatery places set up and street tango shows to watch over a coffee or cocktail 🍹😉Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., CF, Buenos Aires C.F., Buenos Aires, 布宜诺斯艾利斯

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