La Boca

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.

Streets of Buenos Aires

even the graffiti is colorful   playground   corner store in palermo   fresh orange juice (pure juice!) squeezed for you.  3 pesos.  (1 usd.)


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

Buenos Aires – Sunday Market

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

Trip to Buenos Aires!

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)