Hotel Bristol Buenos Aires
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Woke up really early!! Awake on and off most of the night-- the traffic noise was shocking- will try to get a room change to the back of the hotel- here's hoping!! Managed to change rooms! It's going to be much quieter but no view--at least we'll sleep!! The breakfasts are different-- heaps of sweet stuff and a lot of savouries- food we'd have for …
... of happens around you, I took some videos so hopefully can show you a bit when I get back!
Saturday by some serious stroke of luck or coincidence Argentina were playing New Zealand in Buenos Aires so we managed to score some tickets for around 20 quid, the hostel organised a transfer down which was so much easier than trying to sort out trains or taxis. Obviously Argentina were never gonna win but it was such a good day, went with a few people that had never ...
... room in our cases and our interest in the market dwindled. Hayley remembered reading about Cafe Tortoni- the oldest café in Buenos Aires! Now cafés are just up my street (even better if they are old and have a Parisian ambience!) So we left the group and set off to find the street mentioned in the guidebook. We were pleased to find a queue outside (contrary to what my dad tried to teach me, I believed this was a ...
... houses just about everywhere.
The bario has been the home of radical socialist politics since its existence and at one point in 1882 after a lengthy general strike the Genoise flag was hoisted and La Boca claimed its independence,the uprising was soon quashed and the flag was ripped down by Argentina's then President Julio Roca, personally.It was also the bario that saw mass organized protests in the 2001 economic collapse.
Caminito is the famous ...
... glance around Buenos Aires you can appreciate why Pope Francis ministers to the poor. We saw whole families sleeping on mattresses on Calle Florida and children crawling in dumpsters in search of food. There's poverty everywhere in the World; recognition sometimes comes as a result of seeing that stark contrast between grandeur such as that in Buenos Aires and the things some people have to do to survive. My daughter tells me about ...