Day 3. No More Leather or Tango Offers Por Favor
The day started off later than desired. We had an appointment to fulfill downtown and we were pushing the target time. We hopped in a taxi and expected the worst. As we figured, the tour bus was nowhere to be seen and we were 15 minutes late. Off to a bad start.
With little options or answers, we figured we’d move on and catch the second part of our tour of Buenos Aires some other time. We walked around the Plaza San Martin with a hungry appetite. The restaurant we chose to eat at was El Establo (Google map: http://bit.ly/ElEstablo). I had the Bife de Chorizo. For whatever reason, we all seemed to be craving cola (including Bobie which is abnormal) so we had Pepsi. That meal was my favorite meal thus far.
After eating we walked back to the spot we were originally supposed to meet. To our astonishment, we saw Osualdo, our Chilean tour guide from the day before. After a quick conversation, we were informed that there was still one more bus that we could catch—saved!
The tour bus started on time and we took off to do the northern tour of Buenos Aires. We went to the districts of Retiro, Recoleta, and all throughout Palermo. This portion of the tour was particularly enjoyed by us as we were exposed to all the great parks, shops, and attractions near our house/barrio. Seeing all the new places and putting everything in perspective from our apartment, I immediately was appreciative of the location we chose to reside in (thanks Leah!). We got to finally see a Tango performance while we were in Retiro—pretty much amazing.
After the tour ended, we felt very enlighten and decided to trek back to the crib on foot via Santa Fe Avenue. We went as far as we could than hopped in a taxi. So far, every taxi cab driver has provided great conversation and information on the city.
BTW the title, No More Leather or Tango Offers Pro Favor, is a result of the countless hustlers and street vendors inundating any foreigner with offers for leather and tango performances.