Museo de Armas and Brazilian Embassy
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Two fairly uneventful days.
Slept in a bit today, then took the subte into the centre. Started raining mid-morning and didn´t stop for the rest of the day. Had lunch in the food court of the Galeria Pacifico on the Calle Florida. Pretty good actually, a wide range of food and prices not outrageous. Walked across to the Museo de Armas near the Plaza San Martin to look at rooms of weapons! Lots of guns, cannons, sabres, fake suits of armour etc.. Had a room with samurai warrior armour, and a display of tiny guns to hide in your handbag or for the spy at large. They even had an example of a WWI gas mask for a horse. If you´re interested in weapons, you´ll like this place!
Tried to visit the Palacio Paz, but today´s English tour was cancelled.
Had heavy rain and huge winds all night, sometimes thought our windows were going to blow in. Went into the Brazilian Embassy to get my visa. It was ready, but they´d lost my photo and seemed to think I´d have another one floating around in my pocket, and they also gave me someone else´s bank statements (which I immediately returned). Don´t think careful business practice is high on their list, although they expect the applicants to be precise in what they hand over. Walked home right along 9 de Julio and got a few groceries at the Carrefour, much cheaper here but a lot further away.