Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
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So on the first day we didn´t do much, we just had a walk around to get a feel for the place. We ended up in the middle of a demonstration that was happening in the main square. They were demonstrating to remember the thousands of people that had been killed during the dictatorship, around 30 years ago. People were playing drums and dancing around the street
The next day we went to visit the Museum of fine Arts in the "La Boca" district. It was ok, nothing amazing, but at least we can say that we did a few cultural things whist being here! We then went to a street market near by, where we watched a bit of street Tango. Later on that night we went out to find what the boys came to Argentina for... A huge steak! Apparently, Argentina has the best steaks in the world, and very reasonably priced too. We went on a recommendation to a local restaurant near by called "Don Ernesto" and boy, was it good! I had homemade pasta and the others had the most enormous steaks I´ve ever seen. The meal only came to 15 pounds a head and the staff were so friendly. We were definitely going to return here again before leaving!
On Saturday we went to see a football match. James is a massive football fan and had been looking forward to this for ages. We went to see the Buenos Aires team "Riverplate" vs "Newells Old Boys". I don't know much about football but I enjoyed myself. The atmosphere was great, Riverplate won 2 -1 and the crowd went crazy! I might have to start watching a bit more football when I get back...
Saturday night we wanted to go out partying! Buenos Aires is famous for it´s night life, with different things happening every day of the week
Woke up the next day with a sore head, as expected. It was worth it though! Later on that afternoon we went to a local antique market. Early nights for us! Monday was a bit of a no day too. We just lay under the sun during the day and met up with the same girls that evening. They took us to cocktail bar in "Palermo", one of the nicer areas of the city. We didn't stay out too late as it was a Monday and the drinks were a bit out of our price range!
Tuesday was our last day in the city and there was only one thing to tick off our "to do" list
As it was our last night, and to treat ourselves for doing so well with the tango, we went to our favorite stake house, Don Ernesto of course!
Today we fly to El Calafate, Patagonia in the south of Argentina. It's going to be freezing! The plan is to do a few treks in the area and then head up north through Chile.
I'll keep you updated!