posted Mar 11, 2011, 4:48 AM by Darren Cannell   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 5:56 AM ]
Darren stayed home to work on his papers and so we set out to walk to the Del Liberatador Street to catch the hop on hop off bus.  The first one was sold out so we had to wait another 25 minutes to catch the next.  We hopped on and went to the top of this double decker which is open air on top and in the hot Argentine sun.  It drove us around many areas that we had already walked through due to being lost.  But you get to see so much more when you can look up and see all the beauty of the old buildings.  I was enjoying the ride because the headset is explaining what you are actually looking at in your language.  The bus made a 20 minute stop near the Theatro Colon and we decided to walk out and find a restaurant for lunch.  We decided to go back to the Cabildo because we knew they had shade outside with their chairs.  I ordered spinach cannelloni and it was not good but the Norton white wine made up for it.  Dax had a decent Margarita pizza but he would not touch it because it had fresh basil on the cheese.  Mr. Fussy Pants went hungry.


We made our way back to the bus and caught a much later one and continued on our 2 and ¾ hour tour.  I was really enjoying the wind flowing through my hair and listening to the guide on my earphones.  Dax decided that he was bored and took his headset off and decided to bug his mom instead.  We finished our tour by seeing the last of the statue monuments and it was for Eva Perron, which was a fitting ending.  We walked home and made a pit stop at the grocery store.  Michelle and I partook in another delicious Alamos and this time we chose the Alamos Banarda 2007.  I have never even heard of this grape before but we really enjoyed it.  The little sister which is me volunteered to cook.  I cooked something simple and easy – chilli con carne.  It had a Spanish flair to it so why not?  I got rave reviews from the sisters which all said that this is the tastiest thing that they had to eat in Buenos Aires so far, so that tells you how bad the food is here.  The restaurants that we have eaten at need to hire an international chef to work at their establishment and change their menus and train their staff; their food is pitiful.



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