Buenos Aires... one more time!
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 237 of 251 › view all entries
September 19th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
Steve and I keep finding ourselves back in Buenos Aires. It‚Äôs been the hub for all the mini trips we have made in this region, and by now I know the two airports here as well as I know O‚ÄôHare and Midway at home. We are back today for one last time, on an overnight before heading to the other side of the continent (Quito) tomorrow.
This time we are staying in the San Telmo neighborhood, at the Axel Hotel. Axel definitely targets (and employs) gay men, but they are ‚Äėhetero-friendly‚Äô as well (as it says that on their literature), and the service is great. It‚Äôs beautiful and modern, and the price was pretty good for such a chic place ($130/night).
Our explorations of the neighborhood today seemed to be centered on food.
After lunch we walked through the neighborhood and did a little shopping. Steve broke his headphones this morning while packing and had to find a replacement set. After much walking and one headphone purchase, we headed back to the room to relax and make some travel bookings. We then worked out in the super mod fitness room, which is next to a glass-bottom pooled.
After catching up on some TravBuddy and reading one of Reikunboy‚Äôs restaurant reviews I was hungry for Japanese food. That sounds like a pretty hopeless craving in Buenos Aires, but as luck would have it, there was a sushi place just four blocks away! I had vegetarian maki and Steve had a combo plate (NY, CA, PH rolls) and it was really, really good. What a treat to have something completely different from the same ole food we keep getting.
Friday night and the city is pulsing with energy. We can hear it from the room. The locals will party until 6am... which is when the cab will be picking us up to go to the airport. Ugh!
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