Buenos Aires, my first day in this beautiful city :)

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the view from my bedroom: Av. Esmeralda in Retiro

It was around 3:30am when we arrived to Buenos Aires. Argentinean Customs were fast, but we had to wait a long time for our bags. Well, I know how the airports can be, so…

Finally we were ready and there was a taxi driver waiting for us.

 

I had already made a reservation in a nice hotel, recommended by a former colleague. It’s very well located, in a nice area - Retiro. By the way, the airport is not so close to downtown. The drive took us almost 45min. By the time we were ready with the check in, it was almost 5am!!!!

 

I went to my room and asked for a wake up call at 6:30am, yes I know it sounds crazy, but I wanted to go to the gym and do some exercise before starting my working day.

Monument to the soldiers who died during the Malvinas' war. This guy can't smile...

 

By 4pm we were ready with meetings and everything. So it was time for a bit of sightseeing. Buenos Aires is a really nice city. I was able to read about it and found really useful information in the hotel. But I wasn’t just by my own, so I had to take in consideration what my boss wanted to do. And he was a bit tired, so he didn’t want to do much. :-(

Well, I have already made plans for going back to Buenos Aires with the perfect TB. ;-)

 

Anyway, by 5pm I was ready to walk around Retiro – the area where the hotel was located - and take a couple of pictures of this beautiful city. Retiro is a really nice neighborhood, featured by 3-lined streets, French style buildings, art galleries and cool afterhours. The parks are amazing and I love the way the old and new buildings are together. What I have heard about Buenos Aires was true.

Military Circle
It’s just great! It’ has an European Style. We visited the General San Martin Square. This square is the center of the neighborhood. From there we saw the Monument to Libertador San Martin and the “Torre de los Ingleses” (English Tower). Crossing this huge park with incredibly big – and of course old – trees we were able to find the San Martin Palace and the “Circulo Militar”

 

I couldn’t take all the pictures I’d have wanted, because it would have been bizarre for my boss, hahaha. This TB is my secret identity, hahaha.

 

Oh! I was forgetting that for lunch we went to a buffet. The meat was great.

For dinner, we just stayed at the hotel.

Monument at San Martin's Square
The food was very good and we had our delicious wine too. By 8:30pm we were ready. He was ready to go to bed and sleep and I was ready to… meet a TB!!!!!

 

I contacted Sammy just before leaving Lima. He would be in town at the same time as me, so we agreed to meet once I were there. I contacted him by email and phone. My cell phone was working, yeah!

I was thinking about taking a cab and go to the bar where we were supposed to meet, but the guy from the front desk just told me that that place was just a couple of blocks away and I could walk. And so I did ;-) Well, you would be able to read the details in my Meeting TB Blog ;-)

 

It was just Tuesday but the city was completely alive! That’s great!!!!

 

yadilitta says:
yes, our secret Identity, hahaha.
Posted on: Apr 08, 2008
geerbox says:
Secret identity, haha! I'm the same way, but my friend with the boat found this site today and emailed me, so now my cover is blown...dang
Posted on: Apr 08, 2008
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