Recoleta Studios Buenos Aires
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... where we were to learn some tango steps. What fun! We had a lovely teacher and within a few minutes, we were dancing the very basic steps. Back into the theatre for our dinner and the beginning of the show. Of course, the dancers were brilliant, and because the theatre was so small, the dancers were interacting with the patrons during the course of the show. Tomorrow, we have new people joining the tour so we have no planned ...
... to get Argentinian pesos from the bank before we left - I guess that should have been a clue to the state of the economy here. For USD there is a rate posted by the government, which is currently at around 6%, but on the blue market you can get a rate of 9.5% or better. At the artisan markets I was given 10 pesos to $1USD - the foreign currency is in high demand here and many keep their savings in USD in anticipation of the next crisis or collapse. ...
... stages and bands playing all sorts of music in the
streets. One of the teachers from school offered to be our guide but, in
typical Argentine style, he was a bit disorganized, and while we caught some
great entertainment we also spent a lot
of time walking from place to place….my ankle was very swollen the next day.
At the end of the week, Jim and I decided to splurge with a
visit to one of the top Parilla Restaurants in ...
... doing those things to add interest to the trip. I didn't feel like there was enough to keep me interested in the city itself.
So boredom, and the desire to be home in my own home and sleep in my own bed, were high on the list of reasons that I asked if we could come home a day early. Adam investigated and for $100 it was easily done. So we returned the evening of Tuesday 21 June instead of the following evening.
... I found the metro and a way out to Palermo and Belgrano. They looked close on the map, so got off at the early stop of Palermo. Well....BA is bigger than it looks on map, and I must have walked about 2 hours straight in the heat with my 15kg pack. Luckily I found a good place to stop for a schnitzel steak before carrying through to meet with Andres who I had been in touch with off Couchsurfing about playing rugby ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center