Sunday, January 2, 2011

Leaving Buenos Aires

We are now at the airport waiting another hour or so to board the flight home. Unlike previous trips (Africa, for example) we are not quite ready to go. Our stay here has been wonderful, but we reluctantly head back to reality. A few thoughts as we leave.

Fireworks. We assumed we would not see any on new years. During dinner, we heard of a show from a nearby plaza, so we decided we would run back to our hotel to watch the show from the roof terrace. As it turns out, nearly everyone launches fireworks, and our rooftop terrace quickly became the center of a multicolored war zone. Great fun.

Steak. We ate lots of it, and it was cheap and delicious. Ate two filets yesterday at $7 and $12 respectively, each at or over eight ounces and each very delicious. A meat eater's paradise.

Flushers. Toilets here are far from uniform, and finding where to flush was often a puzzle.

Markets. There were craft markets, antique markets, and nearly anything anyone could need or want is bought and sold in streets and plazas. Today we went to a massive antique market in a public square.

Walking. Great city for walking. We wandered yesterday with Erin and Martin. Left from the architectural wonders of the Ricoleta Cemetery and wandered through gorgeous avenues and beautiful parks as well as along the Dakar rally course. Great hosts for a beautiful trek.

Once we return we will sort through our nearly 2000 pictures and post the best online as we are able. For now 11 hours on a plane, taxi to our house, and then I head to the office before an afternoon court hearing. The vacation is now over.


Ricky Bush said...

What? Back to work Monday afternoon? 2,000 pictures.

Anonymous said...

What a nice post about Buenos Aires, I'm still in this incredible city, and just like you, I have been enjoying all the magic things that have to offer the city. It was incredible to see the Dakar cars in the 9 de Julio Street, also was impressive the Recoleta cemetery and San Telmo Fair. Now I’m waiting to see this night a tango show that I book trough an online agency that recommended me El Viejo Alamance, the perfect tango house according to what I want.

Best of luck!


brad knapp said...


I am currently packing for a 9 days in Patagonia, leaving this Thursday.

What are the odds?

Brad Knapp
Appleton, WI

Brad Knapp said...
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Brad Knapp said...


This is too bizarre. It is a good thing we didn't run into each other down there--would likely have opened up a wormhole.

Have a great trip--

Brad Knapp
Dallas, TX

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