Thursday, January 26, 2017

Buenos Aires Out-Takes

We really like BA, at least the four days we saw of it. We hope to return. Jan. 13-16.
Among the large and unusual tress we saw

For scale

Among the weirder things: this is a food truck-themed
restaurant; that is, a stationary restaurant meant to replicate
the food truck experience

Really; with a functioning telephone inside

Interesting architecture on any block, in Recoleta at least

Much of the culture is Italian, and it is claimed that the 2nd
best pizzas and gelatos in the world are in Argentina; we found
this helado store to be fairly wonderful; oops, wrong side of
menu; trust me, the gelatos were second only to Amorini in

Don't go to Buenos Aires to diet: this is an
appetizer, which sufficed for dinner for the
both of us

The national infusion is mate', a sort of
caffeine-rich tea; fill a special calabash cup
with it, pour on the hot water, and drink
through a special silver straw; repeat

Up close


At the airport

Not that La Madeline

The Rio Plata, that is, the South Atlantic; we'll be seeing rather
more of the Pacific on this trip

9AM at the security area for flights north to the tropics...these
are aerosol can of bug spray confiscated from entering
passengers; interestingly, we saw not one mosquito in Iguazu
Falls, very much in the jungle

Big decentralized city

Couldn't even begin to find the "center"


Tawana said...

My college Spanish teacher was a blonde from Argentina. Her family moved there from Germany after WWII. I figured her father was a Nazi. Interesting that lots of Italians moved there, too. Hmmm.

Mark said...

Plenty of Europeans were in South American prior to WWII, from the mid 19th century on. Watch the great Werner Herzog movie Fitzcarraldo. Maybe your teacher wasn't Nazi spawn. On the other hand, Argentina was particularly friendly to Germans, before and after. We saw one older man reading Das Tagliche Blatter, The Daily Voice, a German/Argentinan newspaper.