It was spring break and I wanted to go away somewhere far. I booked a return ticket to Buenos Aires and decided to venture down there by myself. cristal champagne
First Solo Adventure
Everyone was telling me horror stories about crimes and kidnappings in Argentina, so I had so much anxiety the night before the trip that I could not sleep all night. That’s what happens when you are an elementary traveler, you are nervous about going alone to places, but the more you travel alone, the less nervous you become. At the time, I had not realized that this was going to be one of the best trips of my life. I took a TAM flight to Sao Paulo and then to Buenos Aires. The flight was so late that we missed our connection to Buenos Aires so I had to spend a night in the outskirts of Sao Paulo in a dodgy hotel. The place looked so ugly. When I arrived to Buenos Aires, I ended up staying at the trendy neighborhood of Recoletta in the Four Seasons Hotel.
Crazy Night Life
I quickly connected with some other travellers on the social networking site called asmallworld. The first night I had dinner with my new “friends” at the best restaurant of the city called Dulce. From this point on I hang out with these guys for the whole vacation and we had the best time ever. We were at a different night club every night buying up all the champagne. By the end of the trip I even fell in love with one of them. So it turned out to be a very exciting love story. Next day we went to explore Buenos Aires.
Exploring Buenos Aires
The city was huge. It reminded me a little bit of Paris with its grand boulevards. There were lots of really cool street art painted on the walls everywhere we went. I walked around the funky streets of Palermo and also discovered the elegant part of Recoleta, where the rich and famous reside. The Cemetery of Recoleta was large and grandiose, but unfortunately my camera ran out of battery at that point. I did visit Eva Peron’s tomb. I visited the Casa Rosada in the centre of the city. I saw the balcony where Evita used to address her people. I enjoyed the La Boca area with colourful houses and tango dancers on the street. We went out every night to party, often times we partied all night long. People in Argentina eat dinner at 11pm and party until 6am. It was a very physically demanding vacation. The guys usually bought up all the Cristal at every club we went to. We went to all the fancy restaurants for dinner and then we partied all night long. I felt like I was in Vegas. On my last day in Buenos Aires I visited the Puerto Madero. It is the modern part of the town right near the river with lots of fancy restaurants and new buildings. I also visited the beautiful Botanical Garden by Plaza Italia.
It was really beautiful. I had so much fun in Buenos Aires that I never made it over to Uruguay, even though it was part of my initial itinerary. I was exhausted and partied out after this crazy trip. It was the best Spring break ever.
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