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Blog 12 - 6/4/15 to 12/4/15
Buenos Aires to Uruguay and back to Buenos Aires
The first point of call on Sunday was the street market ‘Feria de San Telmo’ which brings together hundreds of street vendors, busker and shoppers. The market seems to go on forever, it was all along Calle (Street) Defensa and went for about 6km, we enjoyed wondering around and purchased a couple of souvenirs. Jay also joined the local men in drinking a beer as ...
... where Seattle has pho, Buenos Aires has parillas. Because of that, there are many that are total tourist traps. The food is said to be par and twice as much as real local places. So we went online in search of a true local spot. We decided on SecreTito's - a parilla that used to cater to the taxi cab drivers. It's very hidden, non-descript and just what we were looking for. When we told Rob & Allison the score they asked to tag ...
... who knows us that the kitchen is now equipped with all you could ever need to prepare meals of Michelin star standards, and that the hitherto barren G&T and chipples terrace is now furnished with a full set of patio furniture as well as small collection of fuchsia in some very fetching stoneware pots. Undoubtedly, original Inca stoneware.
Abelardo, the landlord gladly returned our entire deposit and such was the impression that we made ...
Walt Disney told us that "Anything is possible" and "If you can dream it, you can do it", but besides being a revolutionary, he was also a great educator through his entertaining stories that could label him as the personified, childhood manual equivalent of the book 'Where do I come from'. I certainly still have my copy sitting on a bookshelf and remember studying it intensely as a kid on the kitchen bench while my mom chopped up yet another kilo of ...
Today we went on a bus tour around BA and got to see even more sites of the city. The best was a visit to Boca - home of Boca Juniors football team and a really colourful neighbourhood. The buildings were all brightly coloured and although it was clearly a poor area, the colours made it vibrant. Along the main street were lots of restaurants with tables filling the streets. Lots of them had tango dancers performing ...