Nicole and I spent the day together. We headed for the center of town where I was able to get my first Starbucks coffee! I decided to try out my spanish by ordering my "regular", a decaf skinny vanilla coffee. Nicole was standing away from me so I could experience the joy of conversing with my Argentine amigos. When I saw the girl pull out two cups and start writing something on each, I knew we were experiencing a communication break down. I pulled Nicole over and she clarified my order!
We boarded a bus to partake in a city tour. For just under $7, we got to sit on the top of a double decker bus and listen to a pre-recorded tour of the city. Very cool. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with amazing architecture. The European influence is everywhere. We caught a glimpse of their "sundial bridge". Hopefully I get to walk across it before we leave!
There were 12 locations that we could have jumped off at and done some exploring, but time only allowed us 2 stops. It started off as a beautiful sunny day in BA. We visited Boca, where the world famous Boca Jr Futbol stadium is located. Lots of artisans selling their wares. We bought some and I got to taste one of the Argentine favorites: alfajor. It's pronounced alpha-whore. I was a bit concerned, but it was a sugar delight!
Our next stop was the Recoleta cemetary. We grabbed something to eat first. By the time we were done, the weather had changed dramatically, and it was pouring down rain. We had to skip the cemetary and head home.
Nicole and her friends had plans to attend La Bamba - a concert/dance across town. I wasn't up for the drive/adventure. So instead I'm at home getting caught up on correspondence and packing for the next two weeks.
Tomorrow we spend the day in Uruguay. After that we head south to Patagonia for almost two weeks. Hopefully the internet is available and we can share our adventures!