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Buenos Aires

Golden hour in Buenos Aires!
Golden hour in Buenos Aires! (Rachel Shull)

I’m a small town-Mountain Girl so I’m not usually a big advocate for taking time to visit the Capitals when traveling. Buenos Aires has become my favorite exception. We only had one day and looking back I would have traded one of our Ushuaia days for Buenos Aires. This city felt like a combination of France, Mexico and New York City.
Night life in Buenos Aires
Night life in Buenos Aires (Rachel Shull)

We arrived Friday afternoon in a daze from all the penguins. I was still dressed for hiking in Patagonia, and felt so underdressed. Especially for our nights Speakeasy Tour. Sofia met us at our hotel and explained people were just starting to get off work, so this would be a fun time to start the tour and dive into the Happy Hour instead of the “night life” that usually starts around 10 or 11 pm. Our first stop was the Tango Hotel with a beautiful rooftop. Happy Hour met Golden Hour as we tried the specials on the cocktail menu.

We didn’t stay too long as we still had 2 more places to try! With each walk, Sofia’s passion for her country shined and she explained the political issues and how they’ve affected day to day life. We learned about the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and headed off to another rooftop bar in the Trade building. It definitely felt like people just came for a quick selfie in front of the view and then back downstairs to the bar. Our last stop was more in speakeasy fashion. Sophie led us to a flower shop and spoke to the man at the counter. He greeted us and opened what looked like a freezer door, but opened to stairs taking you underground Floreria Atlántico. It was SUPER busy and crowded, but the drinks were amazing.
Tango Hotel in Buenos Aires
Tango Hotel in Buenos Aires (Rachel Shull)
We spend most of our next free morning exploring the San Telmo Market and surrounding areas. I’m glad we gave ourselves 4 hours before our flight because the drive to the airport alone was over 90 minutes. 

As Charlie smoked a cigarette before heading inside, I recalled how we sat in the same spot only 20 days before. The anticipation of then was now the settled thrill you feel after a rollercoaster ride. So much had happened, and I felt like I was saying goodbye to a close friend as we boarded the plane back to the States.
Buenos Aires!
Buenos Aires! (Rachel Shull)

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