06.03.2009 - 10.03.2009 84 °F
After a month of hiking around Patagonia I was definitely ready to get back to a real city and some warmer weather. Also my brother and a friend of his were going to be meeting up with me for a couple of weeks so I was excited to see a familiar face.
Buenos Aires is actually a lot more diverse than I initially realized. From the red brick buildings and expensive restaurants of Puerto Madero, to the brightly painted restaurants with live tango shows of Calle Caminito in La Boca, to the bar and club filled Plaza Serrano in Palermo, to the statues and fancy graves of the Recoleta Cementery you really need at least a week to get around to everything. Well, that is if you don´t party til dawn and you manage to wake-up at a decent hour (all of us had a little difficulty balancing the sight-seeing during the day with the Argentinean nightlife schedule- dinner at 10pm, bar til 3am, dance til the sun comes up!!!)
After a very long night of watching break dancers in an empty hip-hop music playing bar and people sweat their bums off at Bahrein night club in the Microcentro I was surprised any of us had the energy to walk around Calle Caminito the following day. The colorful streets and shops along with the costume wearing tango dancers gave Calle Caminito this cartoonish type quality. The three of took some fun pictures with some tango dancers, watched a live tango show, and I even got a little lesson in tango!