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My mom visits Argentina

May 30, 2012
The view from my mom's apartment

My mom just left after spending a week with us in Buenos Aires. We hit up most of the major neighborhoods and dined at some nice restaurants (see my planned itinerary here). My mom also got in plenty of shopping, which is surprisingly a good way to see the city. We found leather in the centro and handcrafts in San Telmo and Recoleta and perused the boutiques in Palermo.

Here are pictures from her trip, broken down day by day (she has pictures of us, I mostly took pictures of the places we went):

DAY 1 — Centro

Protest in the Plaza de Mayo. The sign reads "The Malvinas (Falkland Islands) are Argentine."

Museum at the Casa Rosada (government house).

DAY 2 — Shopping on Florida street

DAY 4 — San Telmo and Recoleta crafts fair

Sunday street fair in San Telmo

DAY 5 — Recoleta cemetery and Palermo

Recoleta cemetery. On the way there, our cab driver asked, "Do you want to go next to the cemetery or inside it?" Very funny cabbie...

We also took a tango class, saw a milonga (a social tango dance), practiced our Spanish and rode a lot of city buses (my mom liked the "local color"). Overall, she said she had a very "authentic South American experience." And I loved showing her around the city.

- Steph

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