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DAY 229 - 260, May 26 - June 26, 2012, Buenos Aires, Temp 8-22C (N/A, 31,230km)
It's a big city! As I mentioned in the previous post I decided I would spend another month in Buenos Aires at the end of my trip to relax, catch up on my blog and enjoy the city, while hoping to learn more Spanish.
As I also said before Buenos Aires is the latin New York and at a 1/4 the price it's a great place to have a month. Lots of live music, outstanding food, sights to see and so many interesting people to meet and / or watch. Although June is not a warm month in BA it was go enough and we really didn't get too much rain. Now, let's try to capture a bit of the city life...
Tucuman 963, in the back apartment on the top floor (7th) a great little spot to settle in for a month and a good base to explore from.
|Well appointed apartment|
|Night in front of my apartment, quiet|
|On the water front in Puerto Madero the nicest part of BA|
|Mac and I at Siga La Vaca: Choose your meats|
|Choose your veg, fruit, dessert|
|ALL YOU CAN EAT!|
|Still hungry, no, just crazy from so much food|
|More water front views|
|This boat was turned in to a museum in Puerto Madero|
La Fragata Sarmiento
|Gorgeous bridge, kinda|
phallic for the name
The Bridge of the Lady
|Ok, I didn't sleep here, but he did.|
He's probably laughing at me
because I'm laying in his bathroom!
|Great side story and saved me $20!|
|If you look close enough you can see the Obelisk ahead|
|The ladies like Vicentico|
|My monthly parking spot about 8 blocks from my place.|
Per day is $5, but monthly is only $50!
|Yum, pick your own pastry. $.25 ea|
|The parrilla at cdn Johnny's party.|
All grills seem to be wood burning
|One of these is a fake that a F'ing taxi driver gave me as|
change! I still got it and hope to pay a taxi with it. $10 lost.
|New buddy Julian and his parrilla|
|The Metro is actually really good in BA|
|In a sleeping bag in my apartment|
as the heater was not working, 12C
|Black magic done at the wall of a cemetery by Julian's.|
A sacrifice of a chicken and other items lay untouched.
|A gate lock designed by Julian|
|"Kids in the Hood are always hard..."|
|Oh yeah, it's a hood alright|
|Julian and his Laser at his yacht club|
|Really nice spot|
|Tigre water front|
|The water is not dirty, it's brown in BA do to the soils|
|My question is?...is the Couch going in or out?|
|My first Mate and advertising for|
Dulce de Leche
|Julian's Dad's Birthday|
|He's niece with the most energy ever|
|see the video|
More day time action in BA.
|This ambulance was stuck here in traffic for 3 min. This|
old man was cursing them (probably for being too loud)
|Outlet stores that only have 5%|
of the shelves filled.
|The Pink House (Casa Rosada) - Argentina Capital Building|
|I love this scene|
|Always specials on exchange night|
|More good food at Notorious|
|Not just good food, but good jazz at Notorious|
|Hockey in BA, well inline hockey|
|When it rains put some plastic bags on your feet|
|Another photo of the Obelisk|
|Who's this F'ing tourist takin photos|
|bus line ups a little worse than Canada|
|Waiting to get approval for USD as|
the government is holding it back
from everyone. Thus a Black Market
|My butcher at the Chino (Chinese Market)|
|Another Bon o Bon enjoyment|
|I love this sculpture near the University Law building|
|Local tribesman talking about the|
Soltice. We all had to state thanks
to Mother Nature
|University Law Building|
|Those candy nuts, hot roasted - Garrapinada. Love it!|
|For those who don't know|
|I have a fear of birds!|
|The old crowd diner like you would find in a small town.|
Everyone is a buddy.
|A old school photo of the owner|
|Just like Japan...I have no idea|
|Bonsai trees of course|
|Got to have sushi|
|The city added a lot of colour|
to this tough neighbourhood
|Small restaurant tango display|
|The harbour looks great in the dark|
Mac and I followed this street performance through San Telmo
|All this to Julian's place.|
|This is the famous Villa 31 (Hood 31). Very dangerous place|
only 2 km from my apartment.
|cosy, right by the parrilla|
|The always excitable Tato|
|A typical site in front of the|
apartment waiting for the daily
garbage pick up.
|look at the hair on this kid, yikes. Dudes do like having|
longer hair in Argentina.
|Just one of the ways I was learning|