57 Days Abroad

Day 3. No More Leather or Tango Offers Por Favor


Day 3.

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.


10 Comments

    DUDES!! This trip seems totally awesome and Im so jealous right now! Make sure to keep updating this, I never liked blogs, but this one is interesting. If you meet any single good looking sisters, send them my way! ;^)) Yall have a good one, look me up on your way back through!

  • Hey Diego,

    I ran into ur sister at the assembly today and she told me to check this site out. It’s amazing!! It’s so awesome that your blogging the trip. BTW tell Bobie to email his fam! Take it easy, and I’ll keep reading about ur adventures.

  • NEIL TRENT MARSHALL TIGER WOODS ARCENAUX thanks for reading! You’d love Buenos Aires–so much culture. Plus the need-is-great with the English group here too so think about it mangg.

    Courtney, I passed on your message to Bobie so hopefully he’ll be in contacto contigo. Glad you likey the blog 🙂

  • Court, you turd, i’ve called like 4 times and no one answered till last night. You can email me too!

  • Hey Diego,

    I ran into ur sister at the assembly today and she told me to check this site out. It’s amazing!! It’s so awesome that your blogging the trip. BTW tell Bobie to email his fam! Take it easy, and I’ll keep reading about ur great adventures.

  • Oops, didn’t mean to post twice. I wasn’t home last night, but i guess ur right, I could email u… Love ya:)

  • Hey guys!!! I really enjoy your blog..it is very interesting for me as an Argentine to see your perspective of my country… Even when I love Colorado, sometimes it is hard for me not to miss Argentina. Enjoy your time there. Love Nathalie.

  • OKAY…these are some must DO’s –

    -check out calle Florida in the Micro centro…CRAZY shopping.
    -Take the train from Retiro to El Tigre on a weekend…they have the coolest market ever!
    -GO TO THE FAENA!! My favorite in BA, it is on Juana Manso in Puerto Madero.
    -Oh head to Puerto Madero and check out all the resturants…amazing food.
    -While at Puerto Madero eat a Siga La Vaca….BEST BUFFET PLACE IN THE WORLD…UNREAL!!
    -Gran Bar Danzon is a fun hip little place to have a bit to eat and wine of course!
    -Take a ferry across the Rio del Plata to Conlina Uruguay!! Interesting day trip.

    I will check in later and give more wonderful MUST DO’s!

    Have a freaking blast!

    BESOS 🙂

  • YAY! thanks Leah, this is perfect! I think we’ll go to do Puerto Madero tomorrow night (Monday night)…

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