Day 2 – 10.6.16 Buenos Aires

I had another sleepless night, but we sure filled the day with a lot of interesting sights! Starting with Starbucks! I know, I know…. So American, but I really needed a venti latte (and I could order a skinny).

We visited La Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. It totally changed my mind. I don’t want to be cremated anymore. I want to live here for eternity! And I want a window washer! Yes, you can see inside some of the mausoleums, but it’s not creepy at all.

Interestingly, Eva Perón’s grave is not the most lavish. It sits in an indistinct row of unspectauclar mausoleums. Rufina on the other hand has one of the most beautiful graves in the cemetery. She was a young socialite and passed out on her 19th birthday. Three doctors pronounced her dead. She was buried at La Recoleta and a few days later a groundskeeper noticed the door was not right. Fearing grave robbers, they opened the door and found Rufina was not dead when they buried her. She was trying to escape, but she never made it out.

We visited a couple of museums: Palais de Glace and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. We enjoyed modern art by locals at the former and beautiful impressionist paintings at the latter. The works were minor, but still saw my faves: Picasso, Degas, Monet and Renoir.

We saw a really cool “gigante metallico” flower, as one person described to us. The Florais Genérica is a huge metal sculpture that opens and closes with the sun. They had lounge chairs so you could watch its movement all day, but we just took a perfunctory selfie because I was finally hungry for pizza!

Floral is Genérica

I guess it was meant to be an art filled day because even the pizza place had a resident artist. He unexpectedly, and completely unnoticed by us, drew this picture of Brian. It was kind of nice at first until we figured out he was not an employee, but just trying for tips. Oddly he only drew the male customers in the establishment.

Boo!

I started getting really painful electric shocks in my ear again. It was a really long day and I think that exacerbated my condition. I just wanted to go back to the hotel and rest, but I could not pass up Dolce de Leche ice cream at Freddo. I convinced Brian it would make me feel better, but it didn’t convince my ear to stop. Nevertheless, still a great way to end the day!

Dolce de Leche at Freddo