Day 38: Argentina
Jorge came at 11:30am to take us to the airport. Check in was a breeze, but when we made it upstairs to security we learned that it didn't open for another 30 minutes. I am not sure why security and check in hours are so weird in Latin America, but we sat and waited.
After about a month of back and forth, our wait allowed me to finally select a logo for my blog. Everything is coming together and I could not be more excited for what’s to come. I am so grateful to JD and his team. They have gone back and forth with me to make it perfect. I can’t wait to show it to you all. It is amazing and perfectly, me! I learned through this process that sometimes perfect is the enemy of good, but other times perfect is just that, perfect.
When security finally opened and we boarded our flight back to Buenos Aires, everything went smooth. When we landed we got a cab to our new apartment in the Recoleta neighborhood. It is hands down the nicest place we have stayed so far. It even beats San Jose and my cockroach infested bed.
Once we were in the apartment, we didn't have much time before we had to leave for the opera. I was so excited because this was the first time since we started this journey that I wore makeup. It has been so hot or we have been so active that makeup really wasn’t appropriate, but tonight I went all out. I even broke out a new lipstick shade.
Our Uber driver took us to the theatre. When we got to our seats I realized I had made a mistake. The seats we had were not very good. We had to lean on the balcony wall in front of us to even see the stage. I felt so bad that for Brian’s first opera, this was how he was going to experience. However, all was good and the show was amazing. It was also 4 hours long which qualifies as the longest show I have even seen.
We left the theatre at close to midnight and headed to La Estancia for dinner. It was one of the only places near the theatre that was open. I only recommend this place in a pinch. It was only ok. We ate quickly and had our leftovers packed up to go.
I am amazed by the homeless population. For such a large city it is relatively small. I want to know what they are doing so it can be replicated throughout the world. When we finally found our last homeless person, we ordered an Uber.
As we were heading back to the apartment, I was confused why it was going to take us about 45 minutes to get back to Recoleta when it only took 15 minutes to get to the theatre. We realized that there was another apartment with the same address in another part of the city. We corrected our mistake and the Uber driver was understanding.
By the time we got back and into bed it was 2am. I have a feeling tomorrow will be a late start.