Buenos Aires, January 18, 2018
My fight was good yesterday afternoon-
And in no time I was in B.A. I took a cab to the hostel and had a great conversation with my driver. B.A. Is like Paris - the architecture is beautiful and very fancy. Lots of the buildings are white. When I got to the hostel, I crawled into bed and was done for the night. I was not feeling well at all.
This morning the group left at 7 am for Colonia, Uruguay but I had to stay back to get my passport. That happened very easily and the agent seemed to think my visas would still be good so here's hoping!
After getting my passport, I took the metro to the city centre and went in B.A. Metropolitana Cathedral-
It contains the mausoleum of General San Martin who freed Argentina, Chile and Peru. His remains were brought from France in 1880. The three women statues protecting him represent those three countries and there were also two live guards-
From Casa Rosada's balconies, Eva Peron preached to the Argentinians. The building is its strange color because President Sarmientos tried making peace during his 1868-74 term by blending the red of the Federalists with the white of the Unitarists. Or so they say. Another theory is that the palace was painted with bovine blood, which was a common practice in the late 19th century. The offices of the President are here but not his residence-
There are lots of restaurants charging an arm and a leg for a meal-
More colorful buildings, mostly trinket shops-