Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oh, the trials of traveling solo. I intended to head over to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, for a day trip, but found all the ferries booked. Serves me right for trying the day before I wanted to go. If I had a travel companion, I’d probably have been a little more responsible.
So, with extra time in Buenos Aires, I decided to take it a little easier.
Day 3, Amanda and I headed over to the Microcentral area (downtown), as it was finally a weekday. Bustling with people, we walked down to the Presidential Palace and the Plaza de Mayo, then over to the shopping streets of Florida (pedestrian only) and Corrientes. Though I didn’t buy anything as usual, it was just good to get a sense of the modernity of the city. After passing by Teatro Colón and the giant Obelisco dominating the sprawling Av. 9 de Julio, we split up, and I headed to Puerto Madero on my own. Puerto Madero is the newest barrio in town, a gentrified waterfront area with expensive property and shops. After seeing the needle-like pedestrian-only suspension bridge, Puente de la Mujer, I headed home completely exhausted and joined a few others at the hostel for drinks on the rooftop terrace and dinner in the area. Continue reading