© 2011 Aaron The buildings are all colorfully painted in the Caminito

Caminito La Boca, Buenos Aires

Hello from Buenos Aires. Today, we take a detour to South America where I am staying for a week on business. The business begins tomorrow.

Today, Terry, Linda and I roamed around Buenos Aires. We went to a free string concert at the Teatro Colón, the beautiful opera house which opened in 1857. The acoustics are fantastic – warm, and reaching all the way up and out. After the concert we walked along the river front, admiring Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for “Woman’s Bridge”) over Dock 3. We stopped for some ice cream, then Linda recommended that we go to La Boca – the birth place of the Tango. La Boca is an area of several blocks that used be the barrio and is now  a tourist destination, with brightly colored buildings and character pouring from every cobblestone in the Caminito. Plenty of nice local, hand made items for sale, too.

The weather has been consistently sunny, breezy and just the right temperature. I’ve had an opportunity to speak a little Spanish, which always brings a warm smile. Then again, smiles seem to abound down here – a very friendly, welcoming, amiable people.

Comments

  1. Marc
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | #

    When it comes to ice cream, IMO there is none better in the world than in BsAs. Make sure you stop at a Volta, my favorite creamery chain, and have a Chocolate con Almendras for me.

    • Aaron
      Posted November 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm | #

      And the steak – don’t even get me started on the steak. Melts in your mouth!

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