Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 2 of 9 › view all entries
April 24th, 2009 – by: emilyvincent
We survived the overnight flight. It was the longest I had ever spent on a flight, so I was eager to get off! We quickly navigated the Buenos Aires airport and made our way to a taxi stand to head into town. When researching our trip, we had quickly decided that we wanted to stay in the Palermo area, but we had a more difficult time deciding on a hotel. We finally decided on "Hollywood Suites and Lofts." The reviews were pretty good, it was unlike any hotel we had stayed in before. So, we decided to give it a try. Of course when we arrived at 9 a.m. our room wasn't ready yet, but they let us use a restroom to freshen up and stored our luggage for us. We then headed off to explore Palermo. It is a very eclectic neighborhood a little bohemian and very trendy. We absolutely loved it. In fact after spending several days exploring various neighborhoods or barrios, we knew that we had picked the best place for us. We wandered to the "Palermo Soho" area and did some window shopping. The prices compared to America are amazing! Eventually, we ended up at a small downtown park/botanical garden. It was relaxing to sit after all our walking. Finally, we returned to our hotel were able to finally check-in. We were impressed with our loft and the amazing view we had on the 14th floor. Later in the evening, we headed on the subte to the Plaza da Mayo. Josh and I were both impressed with the subte system. It was clean and easy to navigate, plug a lot cheaper than taking taxis! From, the Plaza da Mayo we walked to Puerto Madero, which is an area by the harbor. They area was very modern and newly renovated. Josh had read about a restaurant there called Cabana Las Lilas. It was a little on the touristy side, but we were very excited to try some of the famous Argentina red meat, and we knew we wouldn't be disappointed at Cabana las Lilas. Following a wonderful dinner we headed back to our hotel for the night. Overall our first day in BA was great. It is a large city, but it has a familiar feeling...
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