Hotel del Casco
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A lot of walking, learning, and some crazy history. South American history isn't something that we really learn a lot about in school, and our knowledge of Argentine history and politics doesn't really span beyond pop culture and media references to Che and Evita, and a cursory understanding of Thatcher and the Falklands. We've only had a relatively short stop of five nights here, but already I feel like I know vast amounts more, and we've only just scratched the surface. We had ...
... him 10/10 for persistence!!
* A gorgeous Dubliner John (who doesn't love an Irish accent?!), and Alex from St. Albans (I think!). Such a lovely guy, so I tried to be his wing woman. If my sister, Henna was here, I would have introduced them! My brief was petite and female...(how hard can that be!), but not sure how his success rate was with my help!! but I loved doing the Barney "Have you met my friend Alex?" To every female in Milhouse...Angie, ...
... they serve small plates (tapas) basque style, which means the plates are set on it's counters and you just go around and pick what you want. All the food has toothpicks. You save those on your plate and you will be charged at the end based on the number of toothpicks you have. It was easy, casual yet great ambiance and pretty good. Also, although well priced by the bite, it adds up quickly. Back on the Subte again to head back to Palermo for a little rest before heading ...
As I left the hotel I thought to myself, "this is going to be a good day". In fact, it got off to the worst possible start. Ten minutes' walk from the hotel is the Recoleta Cemetery, a grandiose graveyard to the rich and powerful of Buenos Aires, including Eve Duate, better known as Evita. I loved wandering around the ornate tombs, taking arty pictures. Then my camera stopped working. The lens had become jammed and there was nothing I could do. Only ...
... the receiving end.
I went on to the tour of the Manzana de Luces then headed for the hotel. I travel with one suitcase and my carry-on is full of lenses, strobe and camera accessories. Since I no longer have the camera the accessories go on, I'll leave the carry-on with the hotel as I travel around.
I walked from the hotel to the Retiro bus terminal. It's only about a kilometer so it's easy walking distance. At least that's the theory. I managed ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility