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.
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.
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.
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.
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.