Castelar Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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Our flight from Iguazu arrived in BA around lunchtime and we checked into the incredibly dated but very cheap Hotel Victoria in the heart of San Telmo. We fell in love with BA when we were first here at the beginning of our trip and couldn't wait to get stuck into exploring and sampling the delights that it has to offer. We were also incredibly lucky to have met Annie earlier in our trip who was able to give us inside knowledge of the best places to go that ...
... check and count our wads of Argentinian pesos, which was an interesting and exciting experience. Afterwards we found a park to enjoy the sunshine but were harassed by a boy for money (he even had his eye on Will's flipflops!) so moved on. We then headed to the famous cematory, full of huge tombs, decorated and perserved for the rich and famous of BA. That night we headed out for our first taste of BA nightlife, ...
... learnt, contact details of new friends, tips on places to go from other travellers, all kinds of important or sentimental things, are now gone. That's almost 8 months of memories, ideas, and information washed away in a single stroke, which feels like a far greater blow than losing a wallet or a camera. But I guess you've just got to be able to let go and start over. The only positive I can gather from this is that had of this happened at the start of the trip, I ...
I know I usually only blog once every week but I've been so busy and am wanting to share it with the few back home who are still following me!!
Friday night was a fairly big one, but was really nice! We went to a neighbourhood (probably the trendiest one in BA) called Palermo... Getting there was a little adventure, including a spat with a taxi driver who was trying to rip us off - I was pleased that I spoke Spanish for that and also that we had a massive 6"5 bloke with us! But ...
... district. Kathleen bought two Messi Argentina football tops so she had a little shopping bag to carry which always makes her feel happy and fulfilled.
In the evening the hotel recommended a restaurant called El Mirasol. Best steak in the world according to Kathleen who eats nothing but steak so is widely regarded as an expert in this area. Excellent Spanish custard pudding called Flan as well according to Kathleen who is also known as a Flan ...