The bus ride to Buenos Aires was pretty long, 22 1/2 hours in fact! That’s definitely the longest bus ride I have ever done before. It was pretty productive though as I knitted a glove and the movie selection was pretty good. I know their super cheesy but I do love the Fast and the Furious movies and we watched the fifth one, the one set in Brazil, which got all us looking forward to getting there – not far away now!
View of the Obelisk.
The presidential palace is located at the opposite end of the square the president only works here, it is not her actual residence.
The presidential palace, it was originally two separate buildings that were then joined together in the middle.
We then made novelty empañadas I made a dinosaur, a very odd looking one! Courtney won with her cat, which was really good.
The restaurant uses only the best local steak. They leave it uncovered in the fridge for 24 hours to form a slightly brown crust on the outside. Whilst this may look unappetising it actually helps when cooking the meat as it forms a nice caramelised outside to the steak. They then leave the meat to fully come up to room temperature before cooking. When in the pan or on the grill the steak is turned every 20 seconds, until cooked. This is also the way that I saw Heston Blumenthal recommend you to cook steak on one of his shows too.
My steak, it was glorious! We ate our enormous portions of meat with mashed potatoes and veggies and washed down with Malbec.
To top it all off we were then taught typical Spanish/Argentinian hand gestures, so that we can understand the body language here… As demonstrated below…
View up the river, it reminded me a bit of London Southbank. It was a pretty grey overcast day and so I just wandered around town for a while before heading back to the hotel.