I stayed here for just one night and one day… there’s not an awful lot to write about so instead I’ll just sample a few pictures. I stayed at a nice hostel called O de Casa Hostel and although I was only there one night they served a good breakfast (unlike many hostels I can mention who truly think a bread roll and a cup of coffee will fuel a backpacker for a day).
I basically walked around the centro area, stumbling across various things as I did, my favourite being the accessories market where I bought metres and metres of ribbon for barely anything.
The big disappointment for me was Liberdade – I have never been to Japan and thought by visiting the largest Japan-town outside of Japan my taste for it would be satisfied. Instead, all I saw were a few tacky restaurants, some red lamp posts and a few signs with Japanese characters. I was hoping for neon lights, lots of sushi and just general CULTURE! It only redeemed itself by this really cool work of graffiti… in fact I think it was the only picture I took of the whole area.
After a quick trip up the Santander tower to a cloudy view of the town, I headed back to my hostel and made the arduous metro ride to the bus terminal for my connection to Iguaçu Falls. In retrospect, I’m glad I plucked up the courage to go there, because for a moment I was going to be swayed by all the horror-stories of crime and muggings… I truly believe a city like Buenos Aires is more dangerous for tourists, partly because perhaps a dozen people I’ve met have been mugged there!