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Apologies for the delay, it was for dramatic effect... So time for a change and so we moved ourselves closer to downtown BA in San Telmo. Only a 5 min walk to the city centre, think more Camden with its famous Sunday street market and slightly less polished exterior. As soon as you arrive, you know you're in a different neighbourhood, but that's no bad thing. But first things first. Travel admin. We're always having to organise our onward journey and as with most things ...
We arrived in Buenos Aires around midday. It was going to be the first bed we had slept in for a few weeks so Megs made the most of it that night getting an early sleep after the city tour that afternoon. I headed out with some of the group to see a local jazz concert. It was held in what seemed like an abandoned warehouse with a few thousand people all mostly local. In fact we seemed to be the only tourists there. We headed out to a few clubs after the concert. It was ...
... seemed happy and we had a really beautiful meal under the stars ( oh yeah, did I mention you can actually see the stars here??).
Author's note (jan25): I struggled to express my feelings about my experience at Maria's. I thought about it again and boiled it down to this- we have so much in the US, by our standards Maria is very poor, she didn't have a front door- but it is possible to live and smile without a front door, it is possible to be happy without TV (gasp) ...
... to Uruguay (Colonia) was a fun way to add another country to the list! Arrived - By plane (LAN) 2hrs Stayed - 5 x nights America del Sur hostel, San Telmo, Buenos Aires Cost - $20AUD/night 4 x bed dorm private bathroom incl breakfast Highlights - MALMA art museum, Day trip to Uruguay Departed - By plane (LAN) domestic airport, next stop ...
... married, the son of the Anchorena family, a wealthy aristocratic family.
Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, the mother of Corina Kavanaugh's lover, had paid for the building of the Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento which was started in 1908 and finished in 1915. She forbade the wedding because Corina, although fabulously wealthy, didn't have the appropriate aristocratic bloodline to marry her son.
In 1938 Corina Kavahaugh built the ...