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After thunder and lightning during the night, Johannes and I walked from San Telmo through the city to the central bus station Retiro to buy coach tickets for the onward journey to Puerto Iguazú.

Teatro Catalán

Manzana de las Luces

Centro Naval

Plaza General San Martín and Torre de los Ingleses (the tower of the English), since 1982 renamed to Torre Monumental

Traffic Buenos Aires style…

In the afternoon Cristina kindly took a few hours off and accompanied us on a guided city tour.

Palacio del Congreso de la Nación Argentina – Cristina’s place of work

One of the many demonstrations in the capital to improve the living conditions of its citizens

Not much progress has been made in the last four years…

The Russian Orthodox church

Stadium La Bombonera in La Boca

… with strong support in the community

La Boca neighbourhood

That’s how the first houses in this district were built – and people still live in them

And only five minutes from La Boca…

Puerto Madero – the district of the super rich…

… US$ 4,000 per square metre – and the apartments often stretch over the whole floor…

Rush hour

Embassy of Brazil

A piece of home…

Then Cristina had to go back to work…

Avenida 9 de Julio

And as the highlight of a wonderful day, Cristina and John invited us round for dinner.

Master Chef John’s own Octopus – delicious!

Thank you both so much for all your time, your hospitality and generosity – we enjoyed your company immensely!

Posted 5 September 2014 by Pumpy in Argentina, The 2014 Rucksack Trip

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