Fancy Steak and Recoleta Cemetary

Yesterday started off with a trip to Cafe Tortoni, a 19th century cafe named as one of the most beautiful in the world. It was nice but I didn´t think it was anything amazing.

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Chilled a bit for the rest of the day until mid afternoon, then me and a couple of others caught a bus to Palermo and went to a small park. The sun was warm and parrots chirped away in the trees.

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Then we went to a coffee shop before wandering the streets. We were meant to meet everyone else at a renowned restaurant, La Cabrera, for steak at 7pm. By 7 no-one else had turned up so we went inside. Apparently it was ´happy hour’ from 7-8, and so we got a 40% discount on the bill… awesome. We shared two steaks between the three of us, and wow, literally the food was amazing. I´ve eaten a lot of steaks but the steak with roquefort sauce was the best I have ever tasted in my life. The meat was so tender and juicy, the wine was sweet and the atmosphere was chilled.

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We then went to place called Don Julios and enjoyed a second bottle of wine as well as some champagne, joining the others who hadn´t made it to La Cabrera in time. After a couple of drinks and a long long walk we were back at the hostel, and a few of us decided to go to a different hostel for a party. It was quite a bit smaller than the one I´m staying at and the floor was ridiculously sticky. Nevertheless the drinks were still cheap and by 2am we were heading to the club next door.

This morning I woke up hanging at half 12 and rushed to meet my friend Lauren down the road the Plaza de Mayo. We had a look down Florida St, checking out the beautiful shopping mall Galerias Pacifico.

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We then walked and walked until we reached Recoleta cemetary. It was curiously interesting seeing the varying degrees of grandeur. Some mausoleums I saw dated back to the 1700s. The coffins within were in full view in some of them, and it was a little weird after a while to be looking at them.

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