From Mendoza we flew to Buenos Aires, and what a change it was. Our flight was delayed so we did what anyone in South America would do: ate empanadas. Buenos Aires is a huge, European-feeling city that can be hard to get to know in a short period of time. Here are some of our highs and lows from three days there:
High: We danced our way off the plane to Lake Street Dive blasting through our headphones.
Low: Got stuck in rush hour traffic on the way from the airport to the hostel.
Low: Our hostel was huge, apparently known as 'the party hostel.' A.k.a. huge place, too many people with very little interaction. The vibe was too commercial mixed with a feeling of middle school social awkwardness.
High: Izzy's friend from high school, Jaryd, was working one block away at another hostel with great vibes and an incredible rooftop overlooking the entire city, so we spent a lot of time there. Not to mention it was situated above a scrumptious pizza and empanada place.
Low: We missed our families' home-cooked Thanksgiving smorgasbords and being surrounded by loved ones.
High: Jaryd's mom, who was visiting Buenos Aires, invited us over for turkey, gravy and potatoes and we felt right at home!
Low: We walked to the artsy area of Buenos Aires called Palermo. Unfortunately we got stuck in the rain there and spent most of our time in a cafe.
High: The second time we went we had beautiful weather and the neighborhood was full of people on a Saturday. Palermo is the Wynwood of Buenos Aires. We saw amazing stores, markets, restaurants, street art and tons of funky people. We wandered the streets for five hours and never stopped seeing cool, interesting and new things.
Low: For the first part of this trip we had gotten accustomed to being in bed by 11 at the latest (except during Peruvian parties), with a few later nights in Mendoza. Buenos Aires was a whole new ballgame. We got home from a night out at 7am, nearly blinded by the sunlight when we left the club.
High: We had an awesome night out in Buenos Aires. Jaryd brought us to a bar with several of his friends, and by an early 4am, we had entered a club. We had a great time pretending it was Izzy's birthday so we could get free drinks. The night was full of fun, dancing and funny Argentinian pop music and safety (don't worry mom).
Once again, sorry to be brief with our post. We are still working off a phone and little wifi. Thanks for staying tuned!