Ok I have to admit that the guy who complained at breakfast that this place was really noisy is correct, it is, I do not know how I slept through it the night before.
Of course that might just be because my room is right above the bar.
I decided to wander a bit closer to the Obelisk to start my day off and honestly could you have missed this?
Ok so I’m a little closer by a couple of blocks than I was the last couple of days but the thing is huge.
After standing there for a bit wondering how the heck I’d manage to miss something that big I headed off towards the Plaza de Mayo, where some of Argentinas most violent protests have occurred.
On one end of the Plaza de Mayo is Casa Rosada where that really famous person Madona stood to sing…… Ok I’m joking I just couldn’t resist. I was shocked to see Madona’s name mentioned right there along side Eva Peron in some of the descriptions of this place.
So we start again Casa Rosada is where Eva Peron and other assorted miscellaneous important people (mostly presidents of Argentina) gave impassioned speeches to the people of Argentina. It’s kind of impressive although it is a pity about the black gate surrounding it. Still since the building is still in use I guess one has to expect that.
After taking my time wandering around I ended up at Havana, a coffee and chocolate cafe chain here. You understand I only went in because one has to try the local variety of coffee. Don’t you? I mean you all know me I wouldn’t go in to a coffee or chocolate store for any other reason. Kind of convenient that they do both…
I ordered what I thought was just a coffee and ended up with two rather large chocolate biscuits with it. That kind of explained the rather expensive price for what I though was just coffee but I can tell you it was really good and I do recommend it if you stumble on a Havana coffee shop.
After that I wondered off towards the Colon Theatre to have a look. It’s rather impressive on the outside. Unfortunately I was told there are no tours running like there used to be to see the inside so the only way to do that is to see a show.
Still it’s a beautiful building and in it’s day was the largest theatre in the Southern Hemisphere until the Opera House was built in ‘73.
The evening passed away in the hostel bar chatting to other backpackers. I only had one small beer, aren’t I good? Lil arrives tomorrow and hopefully if we can get the tickets we’ll go see a Tango show. Veery touristy I know but I am in Buenos Aires