08.07.2013 - 11.07.2013 25 °C
We have arrived in the beautiful sunny Buenos Aires! It is about 25 degrees and the weather does not seem to be changing anytime soon! We arrived at 7:25 p.m. Our plane departed from Cusco, Peru to Lima, Peru at 8:10 a.m. and we got there by 9:35 a.m. our layover was three hours and thirty five minutes and then we boarded a plane towards Buenos Aires, Argentina. It took about 4hrs15mins for us to land, and the total cost of the flight was $568; not too bad of a price. The total distance it took to get from Peru to Argentina was 3,315 km. We decide to turn in for the night the second we got there and the hotel we decided to stay at is called Lennox Hotel Buenos Aires. It was a nice snag. Located in the Heart of downtown the hotel costs us $279.23 for three nights. That comes down to $93.07, which is a pretty good deal. It had many amenities and the rooms look lovely!
It is convenient for us that it is basically in the heart of the city, that makes travelling around many places much easier. So, tomorrow our first place to see will be Carlos Thays Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico Carlos Thays) as well as Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, but for now it is time to rest to wake up bright and early to explore!
Up bright and early, the crew and i set off to see the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden. It was a lovely place to visit. With a vast variety of plants and animals, we got to see a scenery which would be hard to find back home. It was nice to get away from the daily grime of the city and visit a very natural place. We spent about 2 1/2 hours just walking about, enjoying the plants and animals, and taking in the scenery. Once we were done we were on route to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. The museum itself has a very unique design and structure; some even say it had a contemporary feel to it. It was lovely. A variety of artwork was displayed. It gave off a very welcoming vibe that had a variety of nice artwork. The also has the private collection of Eduardo Costanini, as well as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Antonio Berni. It was an intriguing place to visit. We decide to keep Day 2 pretty light, after visiting the museum we just went out for dinner and slowly made our way back to the hotel, it was an interesting day to say the least.
The day began with a visit to El Zanjón de Granados. The building looks like an giant, lavish mansion. But Once we went inside it blew our mind. It was a giant maze. It was something thats for sure. We had a tour guide lead us because we would have gotten lost otherwise. We got to see a magnificent variety of ancient artifacts, pictures, architecture, and learn a big amount of history. The guided tour lasted about an hour to an hour and a half. It was amazing. It was like as a kid, you always imagined having secret tunnels connecting things in your home to make things easier, and this was it. After seeing this, we decided to go to the neighborhood of San Telmo. First thing i wanted to do once i stepped foot in there was to start doing the tango. It is said that tango has left a large mark on this place. The whole area has an awesome Bohemian feel to it. Everything from the people to the buildings give off that vibe. We spent the afternoon in a couple cafes, which were quite quaint. But non the less, very nice. Then we did some shopping in Calle Defensa, a street with a vast amount of stores. We enjoyed a classic dinner and then to end the night went to a tango club on Independencia Street, what an experience! I do not think i have ever danced so hard in my life! A late end to the night meant an even earlier morning for the next day, but my was it worth it. Buenos Aires was treating us well!
Today was our last day to travel and we were trying to squeeze in what we could. To start off we decided to visit the Colón Theater. It was extremely pleasing to the eyes. We also had a chance to watch a performance! Opera is not really our thing, but it was interesting to see. Inside it had a very European-style decor. There were marble staircases, mosaics, stained glass and a extremely grand chandelier. It was lovely, something you would not really find in Mississauga to be honest. It was a couple hours of our day and then we set off to Plaza de Mayo on foot being as it was only a few blocks away. It was interesting, a great place to indulge in history in culture. Argentina was filled with this, they were really proud of their past and what they are currently doing in the future. We went to go see the Pink House. It is where the presidential headquarters are contained, of course we did not actually go inside but we walked around and enjoyed the view. We also went to see the Pirámide de Mayo or May Pyramid, it was pretty cool. It is in fact the cities oldest monument. We also stumbled in onto a protest in the plaza. Apparently this was a common thing here, people protested often. It was an interesting experience. At the end of the day we packed up and headed off to the airport, our next destination being the lovely country of Brazil! I shall update from there when we land, so enjoy the day my fellow travelers!