So as I mentioned after well over 15-17 miles of walking the previous day – I still had Sunday to explore Buenos Aires. I definitely wasn’t up for much more walking, so the plan was to explore the metro system and some other parts of the city. I especially (being a transit geek) wanted to see the A line of the metro that dates back nearly 100 years and still has the original wooden cars! This is going to be mostly a picture post, with a few comments. Also, I’m going to merge this post with my post from the following Thursday. It was also a holiday, so I spent both these days doing low-key sightseeing.
Decided the first thing I wanted to do was see the Palermo neighbourhood, mostly because I’d heard great things. It was also the home of the Botanical Gardens and Zoo which I wandered. A couple of pics, including a Yerba Mate bush:
After the parks, I headed back into the metro to ride the old wooden cars of the A line. I admit I rode back and forth for nearly two hours – I was totally fascinated by it….it was awesome!
The next day of wandering, I decided to do something I rarely have too much patience for, and explore some museums. First up was the MALBA – the museum of Latin American Art. Normally, if I “do” art at all I love modern stuff, but this was a bit too out there even for me. There were signs saying photography was ok, but I got chewed out one too many times (who knows why) and was pretty over it. The museum was cool, but I just didn’t connect with it. Besides, this was some seriously messed up art!
After the MALBA, I was pretty tired and decided to do something I’ve never done anywhere – take the big tour bus around the city. In the end it was as an awesome choice, because I got a grand tour of the whole city, and a really good feeling for how parts fit together. Saw the Congress, and also the BOCA Juniors stadium – even more impressive because they’d just won the tournament a few days prior and the whole city was still going nuts!