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Buenos Aires

14 Mar

Greetings from Buenos Aires!

So this morning when I arrived I took a big bus, to a minibus that dropped me off right in front of El Firulete, the hostel I am staying at in BA. Cost: 12 american dollars. My first impression was that the cars looked Italian, the young people extremely attractive, the landscapes were green and healthy, and the apartment buildings a bit dingy. Everyone, it seems, uses the clothes hanging lines for drying, from outside their windows to on top of their roofs.

Arrived at my hostel with limited frustration and language barriers.

This is one of the only hostel I have ever seen that provides the following:

Free towels
Free croissants hot out of the oven with honey drizzled on top (yum)
Three cups (so far) of cafe muy delicioso (also free)
Free internet
Only 9 american dollars a night. I am in hostel heaven. This place is adorable; little pool table, those spiral old marble staricases that wrap around the metal elevator (out of order of course) and stucco balcony overlooking Maipu (street).

Two blocks from the theatre district (ave Corrientes) which if this was Nueva York I would NOT be staying in the correlating area. Ha.
We are headed to San Talmo to the market and then to Ricoleta to see the famous cemetary and Eva Peron, and of course the amazing surroundings.

Tomorrow we fly to Brazil!

I cannot believe I am not more tired, as I had an 11 hour flight in a tiny seat, and not much rest, but i am happy, and very excited to be exactly where I am.