Saturday, January 7, 2023

Day 29: Cemetery & Night Out

As with most mornings I started with a lovely breakfast at my hostel. I am going to miss these. 

We visited La Recoleta Cemetery, noted as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. I would agree. It reminded me of the cemeteries in New Orleans but much more ornate and the caskets are visible through the vaults. It is one of the few public cemeteries in Buenos Aires. 

As you can see in the third photo some are abandoned but the government charges an annual fee so some just stop paying. But they can’t get rid of them because they are designated historical. 

Evita Peron is buried in Recoleta. 

We explored the city center a bit more and returned to our Hostal to shower and take a siesta. We opted for Italian as 60% of Argentinians are Italian. It was yummy. 

We finished dinner at midnight and were committed to going out for a drink. At 1am the neighborhood was just starting to get busy. We got ice cream and as you can see in the last photo, taken in our Hostal elevator, I was exhausted. I would need to adjust my internal time clock to keep up with these Latinos. 

It was a great night. 

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