It’s day 4 in Buenos Aires and it feels like we’ve been away forever and at the same time that it was only yesterday we were busy beavering away writing handover notes (and those were just for the flat – sorry Tracey!).
I could certainly get used to this: croissants and coffee for breakfast, wondering the streets of this chic city, lunch somewhere (we’re having so much Italian food it’s coming out of our ears…but it’s ok, apparently it’s the Italian influence so it’s all part of getting into the culture isn’t it?!). Then siesta late afternoon and up for drinks and steak when we would usually be going to bed back home. It’s a hard life.
We’ve explored the famous Recoleta cemetery, walked around the plush Puerto Madera area (and watched them shoot a beer advert) and went searching for some tango (nearly failed but eventually just came across some couples performing in the street – amazing).
We’re staying in BA til Monday, as we’ve booked tickets to a River Plate match on Sunday night…we just need to figure out the colours of the opposition so we make sure we don’t wear them! We’ve also begun to plan our route down south. We might have fallen at the first hurdle though as we can’t find a hostel with availablity in the next place we want to go…
We’re just about getting there with our Spanish too…it’s not exactly flooding back but it makes such a difference to be able to get the gist and then more or less communicate back! We’ve found it really odd that there’s not more English / Americans here..even at our hostel I think we’re the only English speakers! And strangely, there are so many native Argentinians that look so European..fair hair and pale skin (to the point that someone came up to me yesterday asking for directions in Spanish!) – who would imagine?!
Anyway, I better sign off before my ramblings become totally incoherent!
PS. It’s 29 degrees here. Just to make you sick.