Bs As Part II

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Recoletta Cemetery
        We flew back to Bs As after having a wonderful wine filled time in Mendoza. Per usual, the plane was late so we got into the city a little late. We checked into yet another beautiful hotel in the Recoletta area of Bs As, right next to the cemetery where Evita is burried. After we got settled for a few minutes, we were feeling the urge for some sushi so we found a place in Palermo and grabbed a cab. The restaurant was fantastic, its called Baez and its on Baez street, we had great wine, excellent sushi, and our waiter was so helpful.         The next day after breakfast, we began our walking tour of Bs As. We started at the Recoletta cemetery, which has been properly described as a city within a city with every type of architecture imaginable.
La Casa Rosada
There are small, subtle, stone toombs, and there are huge, mini-chapels, marble pillars, mauseleums fit for kings. And everything in between of course. It is really amazing if you don't mind the dead. So after looking for Evita for a while (just look for a lot of flowers towards west side), we found her and paid our respects to Evita. After strolling around Recolletta a bit, we walked over to Florida, the pedestrian street, once again. We hit up Giannni's again where we had some delicious food, we recommend the risotto and the salads. We kept on walking down Florida to the Casa Rosada and then turned towards Puerto Madero which is in the up and up. Then we walked back to Recoleta to rest at our nice hotel again. That night, we had delicious parrilla at a restaurant in Puerto Madero.
The newly coiffed travellers
Of course it was awesome.
        D left the next morning early to go back to Chile in order to get his Visa to go back to the States. Left to their own devices, Em and her parents went shopping. First we walked around Recoletta and Palermo and ended up at Palermo Alto Shopping mall where all three of us made out like bandits. We stopped at a great cafe next to the Botanical Gardens and then went into the Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately, the place was overrun by cats and the entire place reeked of urine. It was a beautiful place to be but we didn't want to stay there for more than 30 seconds because of the pee. Back to our hotel we went to rest before the tango show. If anyone is in Bs As and does not attend a tango show, they are really missing out. It was so much fun, Mike got to sing, and more wine was drank. We missed Danilo and looked forward (especially Emily) to seeing him the next day. Bs As is an incredible city, one that all of us would visit again in a heartbeat.

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Recoletta Cemetery
Recoletta Cemetery
La Casa Rosada
La Casa Rosada
The newly coiffed travellers
The newly coiffed travellers
Em and the parents, Mike and Susan
Em and the parents, Mike and Susan