Obviously I did other things apart from eat whilst in Buenos Aires. I went to another awesome football match (Boca Juniors 1: Tigre 0) where we were in the standing room only area; the concrete actually moved with the jumping of fans
. No lighters in the stadium was the only rule we were told of, but obviously the flare throwing locals took no notice of this. By the way, if you ever have the opportunity to go to a standing room only match in South America, I give you two pieces of advice: one, don´t stand below the away fans (I was pre-warned about the dodgy liquids that were thrown down) and two, sit down as soon as the half time whistle goes – I just managed to do this just in time, but if you´re not quick, you´re left standing in a sea of fans who are not willing to move and you´ll be left standing for 15 minutes, precariously balancing on one foot!
I also managed to get in a few cultural sights whilst in BA including 2 art museums: MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) and the Museo de arte moderna de Buenos Aires; a visit to La Boca (very touristy and a bit disappointing), the ´home´ of Tango and a Tango show – fabulous dancing and music; the most beautiful bookshop I have been in, transformed from a theatre; a rather morbid and gothic visit to La Reloceta cemetry and Evita´s tomb; finally I also managed to find myself in the middle of what appeared to be a trade unions protest – not like me at all!
Oh, I ate a good sausage too!
Another long bus journey awaited me after Puerto Iguazu: 20 hours later, I arrived in Buenos Aires. Finally hopeful of some good food, I went with 4 other like-minded foodies (Marc, Min, Franca and Anne-Marie) to La Cabrera, where you can supposedly get the best steak in Buenos Aires. I was not disappointed! To use a cliché, it melted in the mouth. I´m not sure how else to describe it, but just thinking back to it as I write this, my mouth is watering at the memory! The simple accompaniments of creamed spinach, palm hearts (two of several I could have chosen) finished it off nicely – that, and of course a good bottle, or two, of red wine. Two and a half hours later, we left the restaurant full and happy.