Today started slowly enough, there was no real point in rushing around. I had to pack up my bag and move out of my room today. Lil was flying in today on a morning flight so she had booked the room for the night. That way she could take advantage of the free airport transfer.
As it turns out she was a little late but really not her fault.
Lil arrived in the afternoon and after moving into our room we decided to book a tango show to see tonight. Ok so it’s very touristy but what the heck, it’s Buenos Aires and I want to see one!
Since the receptionist at the hostel informed us it was possible to walk from the hostel to the venue in about 20 minutes we decided that first up on the agenda was a stroll just to make sure we’d know where we were going tonight.
It was a pleasant walk with some interesting and somewhat unexpected architecture along the way.
Not only was the receptionist spot on with her estimation of how long it would take us to walk to the theatre her directions were spot on and it proved easy to find.
After a pause for Lil to get something small to eat, I’d had something before Lil arrived. We decided to catch one of the Free Walking tours. We managed to get to the meeting place for BA Free Tour Its a two hour walk around some interesting points of the city with a local guide.
Lil and I posed in front of one of the multitude of statues to be found in Buenos Aires before heading off on the free walking tour of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaThe afternoon tour leaves from Plaza San Martin (beside the horse monument) and takes about two hours. The guide was fun giving her own unique spin on the places and history of Buenos Aires. If you have a few hours to kill in the city or just want to get an idea where things are for future exploration I really recommend going for a walk with this crew. On and they really do not cost anything up front but do operate on tips only.
We finished the tour in time to head back to the hostel quickly change and head out once more to go to our tango show. The meal was good and the show was entertaining. We were up on the balcony right up the front so had a perfect view of the show. About the only part of the show that was a little, um, odd was when ‘Evita’ came out and burst into ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’.
Now the lady had a good voice and if they hadn’t brought the handful of dancers out to simulate a ‘crowd’, well I guess I can see the impact of Evita and her place in the history of the country. I’m still not 100% sure what the song had to do with Tango…
Overall it was an enjoyable day even if it did start a little slowly! We walked back to the hostel since it was a pleasant evening and we were trying to walk off dinner.
Tomorrow we fly to Ushuaia.