Although we have some videos to upload and some lists and costs to compile, this is officially our last trip update :(
Brendan made the most of his last day, whilst Trevor and I made the most of the sunlight for some final photos.
And of course, no Buenos Aires report is complete without the obligatory pictures of Recoleta cemetary.
Trevor said he has lived in NY apartments smaller than some of these tombs. For scale, see him peering in the door!
I could have spent all day in here, but hunger pangs gnawed at us and we retired for lunch and beer. (Trevor almost made us change restaurant until he discovered the steak on the menu). We spent the rest of the day wandering the streets and lazing in the parks where Trevor and Brendan watched the scantily-clad Porteños.
I was happy that our meandering took us past the giant Floralis Generic. This “generic flower” sculpture is made from steel and aluminium. It weighs more than 18 tons. The coolest thing about it though, is that just like a real flower, its petals open in the morning and close at night.
We chose the Standard for our last meal because Trevor fancied steak for a change, and we had been raving about it to Brendan. We were joined by our neighbour, Anthony, who had kindly loaned us his parking space in Palermo. It was a fitting final night.
The steak is 800 grams and 3 inches tall. It’s hard to show the size of it:
but easy to show how rare it is:
Final steak picture of the trip, I promise (blame Brendan!)
We spent our final day wandering the revamped Puerto Madero neighbourhood (which reminded me of the docklands in London).
We are definitely sad to be leaving all this “behind” :(