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Today headed off late for San Telmo, the prettier cobbled
bit with artisan’s market & antique shops. Bus 29 to La Boca, the gritty
port area where police presence is high and some parts are too dangerous but
the big draw is the brightly coloured corrugated steel side houses and boho
vibe. There were souvenir shops and stall everywhere, gitano (gypy style signs
& décor) influences and larger than life caricatures of ...
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 ...
... with Tango dancers on small stages. We stop for some less than wonderful food but the beer is good. An Argentinian customer gets up and has a go with one of the dancers. Having been told by my teacher that I was a sad loss to Scottish Country dancing when I gave it up at the age of 9 I decided that it would be a good idea if Kathleen and I got up on the stage and did an exhibition Gay Gordons. For some reason Kathleen did not seem keen. Said something about it ...
... then enrobed in chocolate, either white or dark. To die for...although it hasn't replaced gelato in my heart yet.
Supermarket boats roam the canals, stopping at docks where homeowners have left a milk bottle or some other similar signal to indicate that they need to buy goods. They will pay a ten percent surcharge, but avoid making a boat trip into town.
The name was given by the early settlers, ...
... of antique shops, notable bars & restaurants, couples doing the tango in the park, eclectic boutiques of all things imagine able. We also stumbled across the San Telmo Mercado - a building full of market stalls selling everything and anything, my favourite stall being the vintage handbags. Unfortunately they were closing and we had somewhere to be so I vowed to return as I was certain the shopping bug would strike. (Alas, I never did get to return and possibly my one regret ...