Posted on November 30, 2012
I am in Buenos Aires where I got on Tuesday morning. I love that feeling of landing in a new country, when I don’t exactly know where to go. I had instructions from my first host Maria, to take the bus “Manoel Tienda Leon” and get off close to Retiro station. And there I met my first travel buddy – Dan from Colorado. Happy that I got to Buenos Aires safe and on time, I offered him a typical Slovak shot of “hruskovica”. My dad always packs some for me, saying that it will cure my unexpected problems (he mainly refers to stomach issues). I use it as a tool to “get closer to people”. Luckily, Dan accepted the shot and we both celebrated our arrival to Argentina. And my trip was ready to start 🙂
Maria came to pick me up and until now, was very hospitable and explained me a lot about Buenos Aires and Argentina. Lucky me!
It is too early to summarize my feelings about the city and “unbox a local product”, so I would like to share a photo gallery from the most beautiful cemetery that I have seen so far. It is called Cementerio de la Recoleta and many of Argentinian famous people found their last address her. Among them, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952, Eva Perón.
I highly recommend to visit this place and get lost in the small alleys of marble facades, beautiful angle statues and a bit scary open windows into some ones tomb…