Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
Trip End Oct 31, 2013

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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WEATHER: Overcast, then sunny, around 30 degrees

Well the day had come to say good bye to this busy, beautiful city!

This morning we received an email from American Airlines that our 10pm flight would now leave four hours later, at 2am. We changed pick up times and set off for the city to eat locro, visit Galleria Pacifico and Museum of Belles Artes.

First to Belle Artes in Recoleta for Renoir, Picasso and Argentinian artists etc. As you all know cramming a gallery like this is a sacrilege but this was all that we could do.

Kath had talked about trying locro, the Argentinian stew and Sheila located the Restaurant Cumana,where it was served. And it was delicious and very filling- corn, potato, squash and meat and also cheap. sheila opted for delicious empanadas, recommended by the woman sitting next to us.

OK tick that off the list!

On our way to Galleria Pacifico, we noticed an American Airlines office so Sheila quizzed the attendant on the situation with our flight; diverted to another airport because of volcanic ash, the crew needed to sleep and the plane would arrive for a 4am departure!

The trendy shops selling shoes and designer clothes lined the streets as we made our way to Microcentre

Galleria Pacifico is a stunning building full of shops and interesting murals. Xmas decorations made an impresssive addition.

We spent more than an hour exploring the Carlos Gardel exhibition - wow what a story. A handsome tango singer, born in France, he arrived with his impoverished mother in Buenos Aires at the age of three. the song bird of Buenos Aires, he was adored and in the 1920's he was a tango icon.

Apparently when he died in a plane crash in 1935, women collapsed, cried and even committed suicide.

The recordings of his voice, although scratchy still make an impression today.

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