Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, El Centro

Buenos Aires Travel Blog

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At the Buenos Aires Zoo: They sell pellets and crackers for you to feed the animals, including monkeys and alpacas.
Started off our day at the city zoo, which was different from other zoos I have been to because they allow you to feed the animals.  People buy food to feed to all the animals, and the animals beg for the pellet and crackers through the cage bars.  We hopped on the Subte to the Plaza de Mayo and saw the Casa Rosa (the capitol building:  translated it means the pink house) and the Catholic Cathedral a few buildings down.  Continued walking down to Puerto Madero where the Rio de Plata (a very muddy river) starts mixing with the ocean.  We had drinks, walked around and ended up eating chori-pan, a chorizo sausage on a french bread bun with chimichurri sauce from a street vendor.  Two chori-pans only cost 3 pesos which is $1.
Down at the Rio Plata at Puerto Madero.
  These sausages are very smoky and are grilled at parillas along with chicken, and beef for an aroma that is irresistable.  On our way back we walked though the shopping district that is in El Centro (downtown area).  These streets, Calle Florida and Calle Levalle, are only open to pedestrian traffic and are filled with people and street performers doing tangos and other more generic performances.  We went back to our hostel which is in the barrio Palermo Hollywood and did the very Argentine thing of taking a nap so we could have dinner later.  Argentines eat at 9:00 in the evening and it is very common to see restraunts packed until 2 am.  Had dinner in the neighborhood, which was only mediochre, and   went out with some of the other exchange program kids.  The club was massive, and the music was horrible.  I was quite easily one of the tallest people in the room, and one of the oldest.  We left at 4:00 am and people were continuing to pour into this club.  Not really my style.
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At the Buenos Aires Zoo:  They sel…
At the Buenos Aires Zoo: They se…
Down at the Rio Plata at Puerto Ma…
Down at the Rio Plata at Puerto M…
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Eric next to Buenos Aires display…
View of El Centro, the downtown ar…
View of El Centro, the downtown a…
View of El Centro, the downtown ar…
View of El Centro, the downtown a…
Another picture of the river and t…
Another picture of the river and …