Quick aside – we were nowhere near the horrible commuter train crash in Buenos Aires the day before yesterday that killed so far 50 and has injured over 700. In fact we only first learned about it after receiving worried emails from friends and family checking to see if we were okay. So thank you all for your concern, but we’re fat (more so by the day!) and happy as you can see below by some of what we’re ingesting day by day.
The typical Argentine breakfast is coffee (maybe cafe con leche, my favorite, or expresso or even expresso doble if you really want a kick start) with 2 medialunas. Medialuna means half moon and they are really a smaller version of our croissant but with a slight sugar glaze and great for dipping in a nice strong coffee.
But we usually eat breakfast in the apartment with items from the Supermercado like cereal with fruit or some nice bright orange looking eggs, so we can laze around at our own pace and recover from the previous late night out.
Not that we’re out partying or clubbing, but we have slipped into the habit of dining late like the locals do and haven’t been getting back from dinner much before 11 PM or so. We’ve tried for 2 nights in a row to get into an Armenian restaurant called Sarkis a block or so from here which we’ve seen recommended on some of the blogs, but the line even at almost 10 PM has been out the door and into the street! It’s the last day of a holiday weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues), so maybe we’ll have better luck tonight or tomorrow.
Yesterday’s somewhat laid-back goal rather than figure out a bus/subway route to a particular point of interest across the city was just to wander around the shops right here in our own neighborhood of Palermo Soho. I’m not really a shopper but it’s always fun to see what’s out there and who knows, I may find a little something I just have to have.
But alas, we we’re foiled again by the holiday, with most shops still closed. I did say most but not all, and we managed to drown our sorrows with a coffee and a bite of chocolate cake, which I swear tasted like a huge piece of fudge!
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