Building at La Boca
Today Adam and I took a cab down to the barrio known as La Boca.
This is one of the poorer neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, but famous for its streets of colorful tin roofed houses as well as arts and crafts. However, Adam and I were disappointed by the overly touristy feel of the place. We took a few photos, ate a couple empanadas, and boarded a bus to San Telmo.
On the bus, an interesting thing happened. There I was, leaning innocently against the open window when all of a sudden – BAM! BAM! POP! SPLASH! And I was soking wet! (As was a woman a few rows back.
) I quickly turned to the window only to get brief glance at the culprits – a couple of pre-teens sitting outside their apartment with a bucket of water balloons. On a hot day like this, I guess they thought it would be fun to throw water balloons at buses and their passengers. And I guess it WAS sort of funny – as long as it was water in the water balloons.
The main street, Camanito
We took the bus to San Telmo, and from there, we split up. Adam wanted to do some shopping in San Telmo. I decided to meander through the streets and find my way back to the microcenter (Florida Street), and from there take the metro back to our apartment. We agreed to meet back at the apartment at 8pm, plenty of time before our dinner reservations in Palermo (La Cabrera) at 8:45pm.
For our “last supper” – the last meal we would have together in Buenos Aires – we opted to go back to La Cabrera, where we knew the food was good, and there was plenty of it.
Buildings at La Boca
And La Cabrera that night didn´t disappoint us. It was great – although we opted not to sit outside because of the smell of gasoline in the gutter. We didn´t want that overriding the smell of asador, fine wine, and cheese. So we took a table inside the bustling, jam packed restaurant. Dinner was the usual – provoleta, salad with tomate, avocados, and hearts of palm, and a couple cuts of beef. And malbec wine of course. One of the best things about this restaurant is all of the dips and sides you get with the meal. Mashed potatoes, puree of pumpkin, pears marinated in wine, roasted garlic, lentil beans, etc. See the photos.