Last day in the Big Apple B.A. Buenos Aires
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Monday was my last day in Buenos Aires. When I left my hotel in the morning for a walk, the city had changed dramatically; the day-before deserted streets were now packed with people everywhere. I guess this is the real stressing Buenos Aires that everyone talks about. First thing I had to do was getting my bus ticket to Rio Cuarto (where the wedding would be held) and then I went to another very famous district of B.A: La Boca and Caminito.
Caminito is a super colorful area with lots of artists and culture. It was very cool to visit the museums and admire the paintings in the streets. I had a "choripan" for lunch, which is a sort of hot dog with Argentinian "chorizo", which is a sausage, nothing to do with the Mexican chorizo. When the waiter learned I was Mexican he tried to get me the hottest sauce he could find, which was made with ají.
Then of course I visited the world famous Boca Juniors stadium, where Maradona once played. The stadium is quite small compared to other stadiums I have seen, and the seats are waaay too close from the court. No wonder there's an acrylic wall to protect the players from whatever the Barra Brava may throw to them. I imagine it must be very intimidating to play with the people so close to you.
After that I went to Puerto Madero, which became my last landmark in Buenos Aires before departing to my next Argentinian city. I have to say I had a great time at the Argentinian Big Apple! And local people were much nicer than what they tell you they would be! So don't fall for the stereotypes!