Monday, December 20, 2010

Starting our traveling / A week in Buenos Aires

Jet Leg
The travel from Israel to Argentina lasted 24 hours, and it included train, flight with a stop in Madrid and a 2 hours bus in B-A (Amit got sick). Vegan meals in the flights (Iberia) were much better than the carnivore ones, and we recommend it to everyone. Amit experiences the full Jet Leg phenomenon, including the lack of sleep, inappropriate hunger times, headaches and getting sick.

The Bicycle Search
There are about twenty bicycle shops in B-A and we visited all of them twice. Finally we found reasonable bicycles in a reasonable price. While searching for bicycle panniers we visited the actual Halawa factory, and saw them finish making our bags.

Enjoying Buenos Aires
During our search we saw a lot of B-A and enjoyed the ridiculously cheap public transportation (about 1 AR$ for any kind of transportation). Nice places we visited: the cathedral, an old cemetery, La Boca neighborhood, the Sunday market, the natural reserve and many other nice parks.

We were hosted for three nights by Celina Rosales who was a wonderful host and a terrific guide for Argentina.

It is pretty much impossible to find vegan food in B-A, so we gave in and ate some very good meat empenadas. Eventually we did find a good and cheap vegeterian restaurant in San Telmo neighbourhood and an excellent organic gourmet restaurant in Palermo neighbourhood (Kensho). We also ate a disgusting vegan hamburger in the famous Sunday artesanal market in San Telmo, but Amit still insisted on eating another one to promote veganism. We decided at some point to cook our own food, and experienced new cooking with local products.

Last Day in Buenos Aires
We bought flight tickets to Ushuaia with Aerolineas Argentina, and spend the last day there in Parque de la Ciudad. This is a non functioning amusement park that hosts different kinds of birds you cannot see anywhere else in the city.

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1 comment:

  1. סתם נכנסתי קצת לקרוא עוד פעם וזה מאוד מרגש לקרוא. החוויות היו מדהימות והתמונות מקסימות ונותנות השראה. סוניה.