This is actually from dinner last night at Don Julio's, just down the street and renowned for its grilled meat. The chorizo was exceptional. As was the prime rib steak. But the best part of the meal was this flan casero, which was a sweet way to end a savory meal. Here is the outside of the restaurant.
After a breakfast of bacon and poached eggs, granola, a media Luna (croissant), fresh fruit, and coffee con leche, we walked to the subway, where all rides no matter how far you go cost about 35 cents. Six stops later we got out in the Recoleta neighborhood, which looks very much like Paris.
The people of BA love their pets. Here is the window of a pet store.
Sorry Ari. Our suitcases are full. Ari is staying on a farm in Stafford, where he and a bunch of labs get to run around together. He may not want to come home.
We found another empanada restaurant for lunch. It contained mostly tourists, but it was interesting to hear how many countries were represented (the waiter's first question was "Where are you from?")
Our first destination of the day was El Ateneo, an old-fashioned but quite elegant bookstore that looked more like an opera house. (I didn't mean to include 3 copies of the bookstore, but the blogging software is refusing to let me get rid of the extras!)
Our last stop of the day was the MALBA, the Latin American Museum of BA, which featured a thought-provoking exhibit by Francis Alÿs, an Argentine who focused on refugees. He must be expanding his work with all the Syrian refugees.
Since our hotel was far and uphill, we splurged and took a cab home, where we took a well deserved nap.
I am currently sitting in our hotel's patio looking up at the lovely balconies next door. It is a very European city.
Just found this photo from earlier in the day. Looks just like Paris!