Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A trip to Buenos Aires

Traveling, writing, reading... The perfect life. Ah, but the downside. Traveling requires funds which my writing career does not support. But I was fortunate to have recently been in Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America.

The city is full of beautiful buildings, interesting streets, trees and gardens and a very scenic port area. I think I would love to go back and explore more thoroughly.

The city cemetery is very old and the mausoleums so interesting. The most famous of the crypts belongs to Eva "Evita" Peron, buried in the Duarte family tomb. I was singing Don't Cry For Me Argentina the rest of the day.

The news of her death, as quoted from Wiki: "The news was immediately broadcast throughout the country, and Argentina went into mourning. All activity in Argentina ceased; movies stopped playing; restaurants were closed and patrons were shown to the door." Mourning for her was deep and long lasting.

Highly recommend a historical read of her life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Per%C3%B3n

The Argentinians are very proud that Pope Francis is one of theirs, proudly displaying the church and community where he ministered.

Interesting and cultural areas including Recoleta, Teatro Colon (Columbus Theater,) and the colorful Caminito Street. This doesn't even scratch the surface, but hey, I only had one free day.


Torsten Jacobi said...

I recently got to spend a number of days in Buenos Aires. The city has a
great vibe to it and I have listed the best spots to hang out and eat in
my destination guide.

Buenos Aires City Guide – A perfect day in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eliza Lloyd said...

Thanks, Torsten. I'll have a look. I'm going back at the end of the month (for my day job.)I need some new things to see and do. :):)