Beautiful Buenos Aires (Janet)
Awesome Argentina Tour
As the tour wound through the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, we learned about the political history, the architecture, and the culture of the Portenos. Our next stop was the Caminito, a pedestrian walkway in La Boca, where we hopped off the minibus and had time to explore the little shops, look at menus, stop and observe local dancing and singing. It is a colorful neighborhood, albeit touristy, but if you have never been there before, a worthwhile stop. We ended our tour in the exclusive neighborhood of La Recoleta, stopping along the way to see the famous statue of Eva Peron, and the silver friendship flower. It was my good fortune that it was the weekend for the Recoleta Fair, the city's largest street fair. After ambling amongst the booths, I walked back to my hotel, past glitzy shops, beautiful buildings and along the Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's widest street. Boca Juniors, the famous soccer team, had won their game and there was plenty of spirit in the local bars and restaurants. But I was tired by now, so I popped into a small restaurant and got some empanadas to take back to my hotel.