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Travel Blogs from San Isidro
I enjoyed a wee sleep in this morning but only because the remote controlled black out shade on the window keeps everything very dark!
After a good hearty breakfast, I made the short walk to the Recoleta Cemetery - also known as the City of the Dead. The entrance was free. I was here the last time, not much has changed….everyone was still pretty quiet. Many of the graves are kind of creepy but a lot of them are very well kept.
Next stop was the ...
... up at the Recoleta cemetery. During the walk I learned many different things. For example: - All houses for sale in Argentina are usually quoted in American dollars due to inflation - The black market for American money developed due to all the inflation but the rates we would get are starting to go down. Nevertheless, people would buy the dollars from us and then turn around and sell them to locals as the government makes it ...
... end, pick at the plate of petit fours and do some damage to the carafe of lemoncello. Then you're ready to tango.
We chose an old venue that can't have been updated for a hundred years. You sit at little cafe tables in the dark sipping cheap champagne and watch the history of the tango unfold.From it's beginnings as an aggressive dance for men only to it's popularity with the smart set in Europe and then triumphant return as the dance we know to Argentina, all ...
We decided to walk to the San Telmo district today to see some of the older part of town and it's antique stores. We had a guide which we downloaded from the internet of the buildings and things of interest in this region to visit.
We headed up Defensa towards Plaza Dorrego, the city's second-oldest square and the heart of San Telmo.There was a lovely church and Convento Santo Dominico on the way, we ...
... Juniors game this weekend, how inconsiderate.
Of the main sights and districts, La Boca itself is a vibrant, artistic, working class neighbourhood home to the Caminito Street and two not to be missed Art Museums.
The Museo Historico is good but suffered from the common South American problem of not having too much open.
Other great sights of this enormously impressive city include the Plaza de Mayo, the excellent Evita Museum and the Cemeterio ...