Buenos Aires Orientation and the City of the Dead

Trip Start Dec 02, 2007
Trip End Sep 01, 2008

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

We have treated ourselves to a spot of flash packing here in BA what with it being Christmas and all, and are staying in a beautiful little hotel close to the City Centre, in the type of classic early 19th century building that typifies parts of the city. The first night in Argentina meant finding a parrilla and enjoying a very rare steak. Although my steak came with a pickled artichoke and squeezy cheese (I am working on my Spanish!), we were not disappointed. We are determined not to go for steak every night, but as I type Piet is swatting up on steak based vocab so it would seem silly not to go out and test his new found language skills.

Today has been spent in Recoleta, walking round the cemetery admiring the architecture and following the hordes to Evita's final resting place. Recoleta cemetery has to be seen to be believed. Luckily I have brought a rather good photographer along with me on this trip, so I refer you to his fantastic photographs of this unlikely tourist trap.

This will be our last entry before the 25th, so have a very happy Christmas everybody! xx
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