Flying back to Buenos Aires was a series of mishaps. Our flight was delayed twice, my husband was involved in pastry smooshing incident (Which was not his fault. The flight attendant was the culprit but that didn’t matter to his seat mates) and we almost got hit by another plane in an “air traffic controller miscommunication”. There was fervent applause by our fellow passengers when we landed and that summed up my sentiments exactly.
Once we got back to BA, we checked into the house
we rented in Palermo Soho
. It was incredible and in a fantastic location. While there were a few hiccups, renting a house
was one of the best decisions we made. It was 3 bedrooms/3 baths with a lovely court yard and a roof deck. On New Year’s Day, my husband grilled pork and beef and we had a feast to celebrate 2015.
Another day, we went to the Recoleta Cemetery and toured the crypts of the famous Argentinians. It was creepy. We also took a 3 hour bicycle tour of the city and went to the San Telmo market. We hunted all over BA for a choripan stand, the street food that everyone tells you to eat. We found the best stand at the San Telmo market.
We had many amazing meals and everything in Argentina is affordable. Their currency was recently devalued and there’s a thriving “blue market”
where you can exchange dollars for pesos at a 12/13 to 1 rate vs. the official rate of 8 to 1. We rarely spent over $50 for dinner for the both of us and we ate at some of the best restaurants in BA.
BA was the best part of the trip for me. Not only did I feel better, I loved the weather and the variety of things we were able to do. We also laughed a ton. When I reflect upon this trip, that’s what I’ll remember the most. It was a marvelous way to begin 2015!