Buenos Aires – Day 1

This is a very quick post to give you some news about how it is going on this new Argentinian adventure!

Landed at Buenos Aires on time at 6.30 am, tired but enchanted by this city since the very first minutes I step the floor.

The new symbol of the city: two boats, representing the foundations of the city and a dove, representing the holy spirit protection

The new symbol of the city: two boats, representing the foundations of the city and a dove, representing the holy spirit protection

Locals say “encantada” and in my humble opinion it sounds much more better. It describes the feeling!

Yes, I know it is the same word but sounds different! 😂

The first thing that I saw in my room was the sign here below!

Definitely a good start! 😂

I didn’t had the chance to do many pictures because I met Laura and his cousin and I couldn’t stress them stopping a thousands times, so I have tried to behave!

We stayed together for lunch at their place, have a nice walk in the district called Palermo and then stayed out for dinner.

Here below the proves of my joy 😂

Mais frito con salsa de aji molito

Mais frito con salsa de aji molito

Empanada de carne

Empanada de carne

Empanadas de carne y humita

Empanadas de carne y humita

Tamales

Tamales

Tamales

Tamales

Provoleta de campo

Provoleta de campo

At the bottom of the photo, you have carbonada, I don't have a close up, sorry!

At the bottom of the photo, you have carbonada, I don’t have a close up, sorry!

Quesillo de cabra con dulce de cayote

Quesillo de cabra con dulce de cayote

Las canciones del día – The songs of today

Before leaving we talked with Javi about the songs and singers that I would have discovered here and I intend to keep track of everything as long as the emotions are fresh!

They are both local artists and I love the fact that both of the songs talk about Buenos Aires.

Many thanks to Mario who made me discover them!

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23 thoughts on “Buenos Aires – Day 1

    1. Yes, it was made just for me😂 unfortunately I hadn’t the same chance with the hotel in Uruguay but people are extremely friendly and welcoming, that compensate a bit the lousy hotel I am in😂

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      1. It is my professional deformation! I suffer when I see a hotel in bad conditions or poorly managed, even if I am not working for it. Hotels are just like ports, you have people come and going and often I feel more at home in an unknown hotel room than in my apartment, go figure! 😂

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  1. Buon giorno bella. I am so glad that you finally landed in BA and that you are enjoying your stay already. The “Mario” you thanked at the bottom of your post is by any chance “oi” dear? If it is, mille grazie cara amica. as I told you already, yes, it is a very exciting city to visit but lately it has been damaged by a surge of petty drug-induced thievery that can turn violent if the victims try to resist. We hope you heed our advice to stay in the properly guarded areas of the downtown area, never flag any cab in the streets, never walk in outer boroughs, day or night, and never trust any stranger that proposes “a deal too good to be true.” AND IF THEY UNFORTUNATELY COME TO ROB YOU, DO NOT RESIST THEM AND LET THEM TAKE EVERYTHING. NO QUESTIONS. You will still keep your most precious possession: LIFE.
    In a lighter mode, I will strongly recommend one of the greatest “tavola caldas” you will ever visit. In the quarter of Parque Patricios there is a small eatery in a street corner called “La Pulperia del Cotorro” that lies where an old fashioned “pulperia” functioned in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a general store that provided food, drinks and some comfort to the travelling (on horseback) salesmen and herders of cattle that arrived to the slaughterhouses. You will be amazed by the great decoration and atmosphere of the joint. Beware. Go with a ready big apetite because the food is homemade delicious and abundant. Start with the oven cooked empanadas, then go to the filled pasta and finally end with the “milanesa a la napolitana”. One dish of each will feed 2 or 3 persons easily. Please tell the owners that I sent you because I will visit them soon and I want to claim some credit for the dessert. Address: Pepiri 400, Parque Patricios. Tel: 11-2059-7018.
    Buon apetitto!

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    1. Wow, after such a presentation I definitely need to go there, Mario.
      Today I left for Montevideo, I will spend 3 days here in Uruguay and then go back to BA and other wonderful places of your amazing country😍 the Mario that I thanked at the end of the post is Laura’s cousin, he has been extremely welcoming and made me listen to those songs. But I was thinking of you just today because my friend instead went to Mar del Plata to visit her family. My first impression on BA unfortunately correspond to what you told me. I don’t feel that safe but I keep on taking all the precautions that you told me. I met a lady on my way to BA from the airport and she told me exactly the same things that you say. I am sorry for this situation and I truly hope that the government could take the situation more seriously. By the way, so far I am enjoying this trip a lot. Tengo unos problemas con vuestro acento pero creo que sea porqué he aprendido hablar en España! Aún muchísimas gracias por todos tu consejos, Mario. Te lo agradezco ☺️

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      1. Well, let me tell you I was born in Montevideo but I moved to La Plata in Argentina at age 19 to continue my medical studies. If you’re there don’t forget to visit the “Mercado del Puerto” where you can chose from many excellent grills where they ser e dlicious meats and sausages. Do not ask for the french fries because they use low quality cooking oil that does not get replaced often enough. The salads are very good though. I posted a blog about the “Italian tradition of eating gnocchi on the 29th of each month.” Whenever you can, please read it and comment it.
        Un baccione. Arrivederci!

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      2. Thank you so much Mario for all of your advices. Is the market available every day? Today I am going to casa pueblo and punta del este but I am coming back here and leave tomorrow for Colonia 😊

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  2. Enjoy Argentina:))))! My most favo country ever visited (been there 3x times). Strolling through barracas, palermo, belgrano, nunez, less famous neighborhoods…. Totally in love with buenos aires. I am sure you will adore argentina! Did you try already “mate”?:)))

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      1. So I guess you are heading to Salta? Or Patagonia? I had a wonderfull 2days hike experience in the mountains around cordoba (check on google cerro aspero pueblo escondido… a trip to a old mining village…). Cheers Stef

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      2. We are going to visit both of them 😍 for once that I am on this side of the word I wanted to visit as much as possible but consider that I had to took of something from my huge list. Such as la cueva de las manos (Hands cave), but should I be so lucky to have the opportunity to come back I won’t miss it for anything in the world 😈

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