Sunday, January 30, 2011

Busy Sunday

Or Domingo, as they say here. Got up earlier than yesterday, although still at a respectable hour for a vacation. Went out to the San Telmo street fair which is evidently a weekly market they have selling all kinds of crafts and antiques. It was bloody hot today (Cab driver said 38 C, which is about 100 degrees F by my calculation.) which made the sight seeing a challenge. Starting to see why people go out to dinner at 9pm here.

We ducked out from San Telmo to go see Teatro Colon for an afternoon tour, but it is closed until March according to the security guards outside. So, we backtracked to the Plaza de Mayo area and went to the city's oldest cafe for some iced drinks and snacks. We went back to the national cathedral (which is gorgeous) and I wanted to get some pictures of the presidential palace because our tour kinda rushed through there the other day. On arriving at the Casa Rosada we found that they were doing a tour of the building, so we went inside, because how often do you get to see the inside of a presidential palace? Noelle fulfilled her dream of singing Don't Cry For Me, Argentina from the balcony (quietly, of course). Hopefully I'll be able to process a picture of that, shortly.

We rounded out the day by getting tickets for the ferry tomorrow across Rio de la Plata to Colonia in Uruguay. Looking forward to seeing it, I've heard good things. Hopefully won't rain too much tomorrow. :-p

Had a quiet dinner near the hotel and spent most of the evening relaxing and planning our adventures a little further down the line.

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