Today, Sunday, we start by visiting the Recoleta church (Basilica del Pilar) and then strolling through the adjoining park where vendors sell gorgeous leathergoods, woolen & cotton textiles, and beautiful jewelry, as well as other handmade goods. The prices are quite reasonable and we require two separate trips to the Banelco for money! We then walk to the Jardin Japones (Japanese Garden) and spend the afternoon walking in the park and listening to a lecture in Spanish on how to grow Japanese Bonzai trees. (We're tired and enjoy the chance to sit and rest.) On the way back we discover the Museo de Popular Art and explore inside this interesting old building with its collection of historical folk art. They are showing a pelicula (movie) about crafts in Northern Argentina, and we watch what looks interesting, but we don't understand much. Walking back to the hotel we eat dinner at a local streetside cafe for about US $15 for two, including vino and agua. Buenos Aires seems to come alive at 9:00 at night, and we entertain ourselves with people watching.
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