Fun Times in Buenos Aires

So what did we do in this wonderful city to keep ourselves busy?  Well, I’ll tell you…

I discovered that my very first ice cream shop, Tufic, was also my favorite ice cream shop.  The Almond Cream was the best flavor.  I ate a lot of it.  A lot.

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Nic discovered a hot chocolate shop, Tatan, while roaming around one day.  I discovered what happiness tasted like in liquid form.  The “mixed spices” hot chocolate was the best ever.

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We got to see the infamous “dog walkers” in action.  These people walk up to 20 dogs at one time!  It’s craziness.  When they’re dropping off/picking up more dogs, they just tie them to a post and the dogs calmly wait to get the show on the road again.  I once walked behind a dog walker with about 18 dogs.  One of the poodles had to take a dump, so he just dropped to the back of the pack and pooped while scurrying to keep up with everyone…

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We spent many days just wandering around and exploring new streets and neighborhoods…

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Nic ate things like this for breakfast…

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One day we randomly found ourselves in the midst of a military welcome for a Brazilian politician, complete with a band…

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Nic learned that Teatro Colon (very famous, very beautiful, very old opera house) offered free performances at certain times of the month.  After a little research we woke up early to wait in line for tickets…

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Two days after scoring some tickets, we waited in line again for the free show.  While waiting in line, we sat next to some ridiculously friendly lady and her husband.  She seemed really invested in us having a good experience and came to find once everyone was seated inside and waiting for the show to begin.  She then proceeded to walk us around the entire opera house and give us a free tour (which all the ushers allowed her to do).  It was super nice of her and allowed us to see some rooms we otherwise wouldn’t have seen.  The theater was beautiful and well-restored.

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We took the scenic train to Tigre and made a few stops along the way to explore new towns…

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We went back to the Recoleta Cemetary for more photos and an official tour.  The tour was free and actually really interesting.

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We went to see an enormous library that was once an opera theater (Ateneo – Grand Splendid)…

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We made a guest appearance at the local casino because that’s just how we roll. I lost my pesos but Nic managed to eek out some winnings…

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Every day was a new adventure and most days were full of good weather.  I had an awesome time in Buenos Aires and hope to make it back there some day!

 

 

 

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About trinastravels

Vegetable-loving healthy eater. Animated talker. Solid friend & listener. Gluten avoider. Highly organized planner & spreadsheet maker. Serial job quitter... What am I up to now? Well, after 12 years of being a square peg, I left my job in corporate america (aka "the round hole") with hopes of finding something better aligned with who I am and what I enjoy doing. I'm currently on a journey to see the world (or at least some parts of it) and invite you to follow along as I fumble my way through my first around-the-world adventure...

4 responses to “Fun Times in Buenos Aires

  1. Irene

    Beautiful pictures!! I’m looking forward to visiting Argentina someday.

  2. Lou Ann

    Thanks for continuing to share your awesome adventure! I’m pretty envious, even of the failed dinners. 🙂

  3. Lou Ann

    Hey dear! Haven’t seen a new post in a while. Where are you now?

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