Having just discovered the joys of train travel in Buenos Aires (faster and less sweaty), we headed to the main train station in the Retiro neighborhood to ogle the architecture...
Added bonus: cost us less than 30 cents each to ride.
Today, we bucked up and hopped on the commuter train to the nearby neighborhood of Nunez to visit River Plate stadium to buy futbol jerseys. The stadium is not only home to one of the best futbol teams in Buenos Aires, but is also a major concert venue. Madonna recently played five sold-out concerts here, and U2 filmed "U23D" here.
Since the stadium was between two train stations, we chose to walk to the Belgrano station for our trip home. This unexpectedly took us through Buenos Aires' Chinatown, a nice treat. We picked up a parasol and some paper lanterns for next to nothing.
Still riding on a Las Cholas high, we headed there for lunch today. We shared a choripan (chorizo sausauge sandwich), a tamale and a humita (kind of a cheesy, corn-bready thing wrapped up like a tamale) two bottles of mineral water and a large bottle of Quilmes for $18 total.
We hit some of neighborhood shops, stopped at Persicco for ice cream (tiramisu and mousse de chocolate) and espresso, then did the unthinkable...went to the neighborhood mall. In our defense, its air conditioning is better than the ours. So today, we did not hate malls.