Wednesday January 21, 2015 (Argentina, Buenos Aires, South America)
Fairly uneventful day today. We ran the length of the Puerto Madero today. Running is a lot easier when it's only 25 degrees out, as opposed to the 30+ degrees we were melting in back in Rio. Our Airbnb apartment also ran into difficulties when the gas was cut off in the building. The owner moved us to another property she had available, but that was a bit of an interruption for us. At least now we can have a hot shower and cook in something other than a microwave!
We wandered over to the main strip in Buenos Aires that's supposed to be the widest street in the world. It is indeed wide. Bang in the centre of it is the "Obelisk" that you might associate with the city. It's very neat to see, but it is a bit of a pain crossing 20+ lanes as a pedestrian. It takes several stages of crossing.
Sandra has noticed that big, chunky sandals are all the rage here. Platform sandals. She is not pleased with this fashion trend. Also popular is smoking. And whistled cat-calls. And sleeping on benches (siestaaa!). That being said, Buenos Aires is a beautiful city and we're enjoying ourselves immensely!