It was so exciting. My first solo tour. Ok, it was with my SIL, so not all alone, but it was both our first times making such a tour.
Arami travel agency offered a 4 day tour to see Buenos Aires and do some shopping. Because our currency is stronger than the Argentinian Peso, it was an offer we couldn´t refuse.
Unfortunately Argentinian women are ALL skinny, because me and my SIL (who is also a bit on the heavy side) could NOT find any clothes that fit our sizes...We didn´t have enough time to explore many areas of the city, or I´m sure we would have found something, but as it was, we bought many gifts for our family and friends and only a few things for ourselves.
BUT..........that didn´t matter. Because we had such a good time otherwise. We laughed a lot and enjoyed seeing the sights. We walked and walked and enjoyed exploring the city. It is filled with old buildings and huge palaces from the past. You really feel like you are in Europe, not in South America.
Our hotel was right in the city center and it was easy to get to everything quickly. We arrived on Thursday night. It was already really late (after 11), but we all didn´t want to go to sleep. So we went to the famous "Puerto madero" (located only blocks from our hotel). We found an overpriced restaurant, but we were so giddy for being there, we didn´t care. We had some overpriced drinks and laughed our heads off....and didn´t get to bed until 1:30. :)
|Celebrating our arrival|
Friday we took a city tour and saw many monuments and old buildings with impressive architecture. It really is amazing how they have restored all those old palaces.
|The famous obelisk|
Saturday we were given the choice of another tour to a different part of the city or just to go shopping again. Since we hadn´t really found anything for ourselves the day before, we decided to make it a shopping day. We explored 3 different areas of the city center and still could not find clothes in our size. That´s why in the end, we decided Buenos Aires did not have fat people (I actually only saw very few bigger people).
So, we decided to take our hotel up on their offer for a massage. That is how we ended our shopping day.
|...just imagine that was me...|
The evening was the highlight of the whole trip. We went to the "Cafe de los Angelitos" (check out the link, you´ll get a great idea of where we were) where we had a great dinner and live tango dancing.
We were not allowed to take pictures, but me being the rebel I am...took some, just for the memory.
When we got back to the hotel
The next morning it meant getting up at 5 and heading to the airport at 6 a.m. That was hard! But like I said to the others, "We only had such a short time there, we could sleep at home". haha
When I think back, all I remember is how much we laughed and what great a time we had. A perfect little getaway from our everyday lives. I´m very thankful to my hubby for letting me do this.
Another pic of the obelisk, which shows better where we were.
|This pic is from the internet, because I just couldn´t get a good one|