La Boca is a barrio in Buenos Aires. Back in the day, the Italian immigrants used left over paint to spruce up the metal sidings of their homes. The result is the colorful touristy street of Caminito. Unfortunately, it’s recommended not to wander off the tourist areas out of safety concerns. me, posing.. those large statues were everywhere tourist posing with his mate street art for sale. table for two windows tango at lunch.
even the graffiti is colorful playground corner store in palermo fresh orange juice (pure juice!) squeezed for you. 3 pesos. (1 usd.)
Colonia (full name “Colonia del Scaramento”) is an old colonial town built by the Portuguese. Its a short ferry ride away from Buenos Aires…. and seriously one of the most idyllic and romantic towns I’ve ever seen. We spent a short (but relaxing) afternoon in Colonia. delicious meal at “el drugstore,” an excellent restuarant in old colonia iglesia matriz street corner lighthouse the shore playing cards windows a school
Day Two at Iguazu started at La Garganta del Diablo, the largest of the Iguazu waterfalls. It was amazing. Simply awesome. I think i’m ruined for all other waterfalls… the garganta del diablo (“throat of the devil”). check out the bigger version here. aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! across the way, you can see the brazilian lookout cheers garganta del diablo garganta del diablo garganta del diablo garganta del diablo san martin falls san martin falls
Took a two day side trip to the Argentine side of the amazing Iguazu Falls. The first day we did La Gran Aventura, which includes a boat ride around and up to the falls. (I highly recommend.) There’s a huge rush to looking up at waterfall that is rushing down at you. From wikipedia: Upon seeing Iguazu, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Vastly larger than North America’s Niagara Falls, Iguazu is rivalled only by Southern Africa’s Victoria Falls which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe… here start your visit la gran aventura: in the boat. beany in …
I spent Monday wandering around Recoleta, one of the nicer barrios in Buenos Aires. The highlight was, of course, the famed “Cementerio de Recoleta” where the rich & powerful are buried. Or, perhaps more accurately, enshrined. 🙂 cementerio de recoleta evita’s tomb @ cementerio de recoleta me @ evita’s tomb @ cementerio de recoleta floralis generica. the sculpture closes its petals at night like a real flower. outside the facultad de derecho colonial style building in recoleta
Arrived in Buenos Aires! Spent yesterday wandering around the Sunday antiques market. It was a beautiful sunny day and the streets had so much life to them. tango sign filete porteno – the most beautiful in the market the artist tango in the plaza mi amiga
Next Saturday, I leave for a week in Buenos Aires. I’ll be visting my college roommate, who is currently doing a semester of law school abroad. I’m very excited! Current side trips planned: Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil. Colonia in Uruaguay. Argentina Time: GMT/UTC -3 () (noon in Seattle = 5pm im Buenos Aires) Currency: 1 USD = 3.08 Argentine Peso Weather: 80F, Clear (forecast)