All good things, as they say, and all good times, must come to an end. Today we leave Buenos Aires after our yearly visit; we enjoyed 3 wonderful months here, including 10 days in Uruguay.
There were many repeat visits to favorite museums, lovely parks, restaurants (La Josefina and the Palacio Duhau were at the top of our fulsome list that includes the Bella Italias, El Sanjuanino, Fervor, Don Julio - and that wonderful Bloody Mary with chips and shrimp appetizer in the Alvear Hotel lounge (still thinking of you, Scarlett), Rodi Bar, Cumana and a multitude of small cafes. PLUS La Huella, La Susana and La Pava in UY...I think they'll have to roll us onto the plane, but at least we won't have to eat again until next year, LOL.
As we tend to do, we went with visiting friends to a Tango Show; though DH swears 'no more Tango.' This time we went to Piazzolla Tango in the Galleria Guemes off of Ave. Florida. The music, which was the reason for this choice, was very good and quite interesting = Piazzolla music, all the way. The Tango dancers were excellent; the female singer was really good, the male singer was fine. B U T : because of the timing of our friends' day, we could not work in lunch or dinner somewhere else. So, after my many posts not to have Cena at a Tango show...we had Cena at the Tango Show. And it was worse than awful. The wine was undrinkable, and the food was terrible. The desert was just adequate, not good. Avoid the meal, enjoy the show.
Another fun adventure was taking the bus to Costanera to walk along the rambla, passing the fishermen/women and finding a wonderful stand for Street Food (Churipan)...so atmospheric, albeit just across from the AEP airport,...and we visited the Marina, and the Club Pescadores.
DH has become even more adept at getting us around town on the Collectivos - and I can find my way blindfolded walking around Palermo Botanico and La Recoleta. We spent time in Las Canitas, Belgrano and other barrios.
We had a wonderful dinner at the home of dear friends in Pilar; beautiful garden delicious home Parilla with salads and excellent conversation.
Our time in Uruguay included a visit with close friends in Punta del Este. We rented a car and had a week-long stay up the Coast....all the way to Punta del Diablo with a day visit into Brazil, at Chuy (Uruguay is on one side of the spacious avenue, while Brazil is on the other). If you want to buy a dishwasher, or a stove, Chuy is the place to go. Otherwise, shopping was limited to one T Shirt for a grandson who is a Brazil Team Fan.
Our list for next year's visit, assuming good health and good economy, has begun. How else can we leave without a heavy heart ? The autumn weather here is crisp, sunny and absolutely beautiful....in WDC - well, it snowed again this week !
Until next year :-)