Friday 27 June 2008

From Recoleta to Caminito

Daddy got better today and it was sightseeing day today.

The first stop, Nuestra Señora del Pilar church was build in the 18th century located right next to the Recoleta Cemetery. It was a church which used to be a hiding place in the17th century before the Jesuits arrived and completed. The baroque altar inside the church was brought in from Peru finish with jujuy silver.

Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried together with presidents, poets, scientist and wealthy characters. It did not take mommy with Uncle Calvin and Auntie Irene long to locate the Eva Peron's tomb. After taking a few photos, we left the cemetery and took a cab to Caminito since it would be difficult to take a bus with me as there isn't a direct from where we were.

The taxi ride was only about 20mins and cost about 20pesos which came to about 5 pesos per person compare to 2 pesos if we have taken the bus. Caminito is a street located in La Boca area and it still has a strong European influence since most of its settlers were from Genoa, Italy, it is also home to South America's top football club, the Boca Juniors. We had lunch in a restaurant with tango performance. Wasted most of the time in this restaurant waiting for the show to start.

After dinner, this time we took a bus since the queue for the taxi was too long to Once, as daddy was looking for the korean shopping street. Unfortunately, it was no where to be found as most of the shop were already close and daddy could not remember the exact location of the street as well. No one seems to know where it was either.

We walked back to the apartment after stopping in Disco to get some grocery.

Lunch : Porridge
Dinner : Oats

Some photos taken today

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