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Travel Blogs from Buenos Aires
... to the Italian
style warehouse now converted into a cultural centre. An interesting photo
exhibition, tea and cake in the café, then at 5pm a baroque guitar concert –
good but ½ hour was enough for me and wanted to head back before dark.
Will be glad to leave the hostel, nice as it is, as a number
of loud and obnoxious people were taking over the joint – had to hide in my
room as unable to read – roll on manana!
... food. The Porteño cuisine is very European. Only less healthy. They love their pastries and sweets. Anything and everything comes with dulce de leche (caramel). The alfajore, a type of chocolate coated, dulce de leche stuffed smore, is the staple sweet. Pizza is another staple and always drowned in cheese. Yerba mate, a hot green tea is consumed religiously, typically in a wooden cup through a metal straw, all the time and everywhere - on the street, ...
... the drop. Spectacular! After two days at the falls a day lounging by the campsite pool enjoying Caiprinhas was in order. Oh Igassu I really am in love with you.
The beautiful beach town of Paraty with narrow cobbled streets and a small harbour awaited us next. As the town was preparing for carnival the cobbled streets were enhanced even more with decorations and live samba. Our campsite was situated across from the beach ...
... to put aside any feelings of ethnocentrism. We were lucky we were able to sleep on the plane, as we were not quite prepared for how hot it would be here and walking around in the heat quickly exhausted us. Jenny was quick to inquire, with the utmost concern in her voice, if our impending twelve mile trek was going to happen in these same high temps. I assured her it would be far cooler and she would actually thank me later for ...
We´re back in BA staying just two nights before we fly to Santiago de Chile tomorrow.
I´m writing this on the hotel computer because the internet service in the rooms "no funziona". That phrase, together with "no hay" (there isn´t any), seems to be used a lot here, its usually accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders. Anyway what this means to you, dear reader, is that I can´t upload any pics. Also its a weird keyboard so there´ll ...