Casa Calma Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Calma Hotel Buenos Aires
Fabulous tiny boutique hotel. Our room was great, the staff delightful and the location was within easy walking distance of many of the sights. Easy to spot from the street as it is covered with a hanging garden!
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Slept for a couple of hours then set off on our city tour with the young guy who picked us up at the airport. We started in the embassy area a mass of tree lined streets and huge old houses with intricate iron balustrades,we could have been in Paris.
The Cementerio de la Recoleta was an impressive array of mausoleums crammed together in a …
After a slow start fueled by the excellent hotel breakfast we set off to find ourselves suddenly in the midst of a paparazzi melée. Not wanting to be left out I snapped pictures of a high profile lawyer being mobbed by the press, then the whole pack moved down the street towards me so the photo ops got quite close!!
We then carried on to the …
... where gauchos attempt to thread a hanging ring (about the size of a 2p coin) whilst galloping on horseback! An incredible spectacle of skill, precision and lunacy. Pint-sized kiddie gauchos also have a go threading a lower ring. They struggled to make their ponies move in the right direction, which was cute, but mostly hilarious!
That evening, we couldn't face any more meat, so we had a simple picnic in the hostel, and a chilled night in doing some more travel research.
... lovely. Many of the old features but all refurbished.
We had a wander around the area but being New Year's Eve most shops were closed early.
I retired to our room to blog and have a doze while Derek..you guessed it....went for a walk and to the gym.
We were picked up at 8.30 and taken to La Cabrera, the 'best steakhouse in town'. Great atmosphere but if that is the best steak Argentina can do, then we should be exporting our beef ...
... cobblestoned <b>Plaza Dorrego,</b> where eyes feast on antiques, jewellery, wine paraphernalia, leather goods, food peddlars...... Dinner was at our local pizza place called ' Orgullo'. We had read that Argentininian pizza was worth trying and indeed it was! Everything we had there was excellent, including the empanadas. Most pizza places also specialize in empanadas. On day three, after a 'desayuno' of churro and ham ...