Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I LOVE BUENOS AIRES

I fall in love with most places I go, just like my men. Very easily. I always think to myself when I go to a locale, this is the most spectacular place I have been. And yet the next place always seems to be my next favorite place. While all the trips I have taken have been memorable, Buenos Aries will be very hard to top. Having never been to South America before, Buenos Aries was always on my bucket list, mostly because Eva Peron was always a figure of fascination for me. This trip did not disappoint. It was relatively inexpensive with exception to airfare, stunning old and new architecture, quaint bars, culture to the gills, excellent food and wine, even a day trip to Uruguay was a blast. More on that later. The people were beyond friendly and very personable, and then the mens!!!!!! OY!!!!!!!

 Buenos Aires is the city of the tango, the widest avenue in the world, Maradona, Evita Perón and one of the cities I would love to live in. It was big and hectic, but great and relaxing at the same time, as I'm am a very chill person. So great that 13 days was too short and hopefully I'll return to this great city. Between MM#1 FAN and myself we probably had close to 2,000 pictures and that's edited! So posting  will be difficult to select pictures, so I will probably use most from my Instagram. 

Hotel-
At our hotel, Mine Boutique Hotel, we were welcomed warmly and looked after by the brilliant Claudio and all the other great staff working there. Our room was very comfortable, cool décor, and each morning the breakfasts were top notch, with the ladies working there making lovely dishes and attending to any requests. We had a lovely time at our hotel and would have no hesitation recommending it for a stay in the fantastic Palermo area of BA.The hotel was small and cozy, the location is terrific. Our room was clean and bright. If you want a small, intimate place to stay, I'd recommend it. Lots of restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood.


The heated pool was a great feature to dip our fannies!

 Casa Rosada-

At the edge of Plaza de Mayo sits the seat of the Argentine government. In a distinct shade of pink too. Simply being in Argentina seems to warrant singing the Madonna-eternalized song, in which I was almost escorted out for my lovely, but daring impression of Eva...they did give me points for likeness, though, but I was more inspired to sing because, one weekend, we were lucky enough to see the  inside of Casa Rosada, the “Pink House.” Whereas the U.S. President has The White House, the Argentinian President has The Pink House.

Officially called Casa de Gobierno, the rosy-hued residence is a national monument often associated with the country’s beloved Eva Perón and her famous balcony speech.
Although Evita’s physical presence in this mansion ended over half a century ago, there remain constant reminders of her residence here. For instance, take the Salón Eva Perón

plaque, or, better yet, the large portrait of the First Lady and her husband, President Juan Perón.



Every hour you can see changing of the guards in front of the palace. On weekends only there’s a possibility to see Casa Rosada from the inside. We were lucky that we were in Buenos Aires for two  weekends, so we took a tour on Sunday. There is a line to get in Casa Rosada so make sure you get up early. I was ready to move in I tell ya, and with such nice looking guards too. And just a tad more friendly than those of Buckingham Palace. They were all over the Casa Rosada. This one tried to get fresh with me, I believe.


San Telmo Market

After the tour at Casa Rosada we went straight to the San Telmo Sunday Market. It’s just a few blocks away so it perfect to combine. You can find all kinds of antiques, souvenirs, food, artist, street music and of course tourists at the market. Strolling around the market on a Sunday is a great way to spend the day! And I noticed a lot of vendors there had oodles of these seltzers bottles. I could use a few of these.

Needless to say this shop took me awhile to get through.

Mind ya, I'm now feeling separation anxiety!!!
Up next....some religion.

49 comments:

  1. "Buenos Aries will be very hard to top" - but I bet you tried! ;-)

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  2. Your photos are wonderful! Enjoyed this post so much!

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  3. Looks so beautiful! The interior of the Casa Rosada is stunning. Too bad I was told Buenos Aires is super dirty , did you find it like that? Love this post, I agree with Debra.

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  4. A excellent start Mistress! I am in love already with the architecture and the Casa Rosada must have been incredible too see. This was a fascinating post. I do have some pretty fixed opinions of the Perons (more in the power-hungry end of the spectrum) but reading this — and looking at your gorgeous photos — has left me curious and wanting to learn more.

    I too am in love with your hotel room. Loving that sink fixture.....and that pool.......

    More more.......

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  5. Whenever your ready to go back let me know. Seems weird now to be sleeping alone after all that time.

    And the Mistress was very flirtatious with the guards.

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    1. Greetings to you too. Nice we get to meet.

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  6. Buenos Aires is on my Bucket List, too, for the architecture and the people. I have always found that Latinos are such warm people, friendly and fun. I may have been Hispanic in a former life ... ?

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    1. All I can say to you two is, and in Miranda Priestley's words.... GO!

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  7. Amazing! I will be enjoying these post. I'll probably never get to South America. It's cool you got to see that knowing that Eva once walked those halls.

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  8. Very cool. Don't tell me the guards there frisked you too?

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    1. I did get one to tell me about his nightstick.

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  9. See the Casa Rosada....it must add another level to the visit if you start to think about some of the things that have happened in there. The place is beautiful. I'd probably go nuts in that market.

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  10. You have brought back some good memories. I traveled there with my parents years ago. I always loved the Casa Rosada.The Pink House in Buenos Aires is the only presidential palace I’ve seen in my entire life that is uniquely designed, not only basing from its exterior and interior architecture, but also from its color. Quite unusual, but using pink as the overall color of the palace makes it magnificent. So glas you enjoyed all the city offered.

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  11. Welcome back! Gorgeous photos..i love the architecture already! I would hate to dust those chandeliers though.

    I would be hard pressed just to leave that room...love the stone work in it. About a week ago WRTI did a small story on Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov and I thought of you.

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  12. Lovely photos. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience and I am happy to have you back :) So cool to see something you only ever heard about.

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  13. I'm so glad you have returned to your blogging and offered an amazing post of pictures. I love to gaze at the ancient architecture and I just placed Buenos Aries at the top of my bucket list.

    When are the boys coming up?

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    1. Coming? You didn't fee a thing did you?

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  14. Wow!!! I loved all the photos!!! I have never been in Buenos Aries, but I am eager to visit it!! Welcome back, missed you

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  15. Very cool blog. I’m happy I stumbled upon it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in! Sorry you stumbled, I've told my social director to put her heels away.

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  16. Mistress, what an amazing trip! This is so cool to see. Just last week there was a guy here in P-town that had a tee shirt that read “Fuck you. I’m from San Telmo.” I think that must sum up the neighborhood?

    Beautiful pictures.

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  17. I have the feeling our bucket list is going to get bigger.

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  18. How wonderful that you are back! We have certainly missed you! Cannot wait to see some more of Buenos Aries as it is somewhere where I have always wanted to go. I love the color of the Casa

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    1. It’s particularly pink when they shine the lights on it at night

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  19. The places looks wonderful. Thank you for the photos and the tour.

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    1. I could have used one of your famous Patio caftans to lounge poolside in, but nobody seemed to mind I was naked.

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  21. Buenos Aries and the Evita House!! How amazing is that!! I can't imagine experiencing that part of the world.

    I love your wonderful photos. I'm so glad you had the experience of traveling and that you're safely home again.

    I'd love to read anything more you might choose to share with us regarding your experiences.

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  22. I'm just relived you didn't do a swan dive off that balcony.

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  23. You are so lucky to go see this. I so need to travel abroad sometime, and see how normal people live,lol.

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    1. Now is a good time to travel....some escape from the clown running the country.

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  24. so just now I went back and read your entry - WOW and IMPRESSIVE don't even cover it! can you imagine the houseboyz in the pink palace? happy you had a good time, but you were missed!

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    1. Thank you Anne Marie!!!!! Words don't do justice. I could write more, but the post are already lengthy, with pictures.

      Don't get me started with the houseboys. Wait till you see the go go boys!!!!!!

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  25. Why am I not surprised that you stayed in a boutique hotel? Argentina is famous for its beef. Did you enjoy any beefcake, Mistress?

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    1. Well, I tell you Gorilla , the boutique hotels offer so much better service, and not as frantic. And yes the beef there was prime cut...I did enjoy a slab or two......

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  26. I've never been to Argentina but know many people here in Southern Spain who are from there. That hotel looks wonderful. And what an experience that trip must have been. I immediately start imagining living in many of the great places I visit.

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    1. It was truly a great trip and one of the best. I agree with you too, I do the same thing.

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  27. It is fun to fall in love with places you visit. This place looks easy to fall in love with.

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    1. This place was easy to fall in love with. As much as you travel , you'd love it. One really needs a considered time there to make a dent in seeing things. 13 was nice and still didn't see everything.

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  28. Well it's about time!!!!!!! We can finally see how fabulous the trip was!!!!! Very nice, and no doubt your assets, from what we have seen, made some happy!!!! The architecture is amazing. And your hotel looks so cool, but I noticed one bed??? Can Mistress Maddie's #1 walk up right???

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  29. Saludos maestra! En inglés esta vez.

    It was a pleasure to have finally meet you, you are so fun and easy on the eyes. Happy you enjoyed a piece of our continent. We now fill our gin reservers back up.

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  30. My friend made the trip (alone) for his 50th. I was too broke to pay for a vacation for me & the wife. Anyway, he also broke out into the infamous song - they stopped him very quickly (he's a terrible singer!)
    Looking forward to the rest of the story - because we KNOW there's more!
    Hugs!!!

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  31. I've missed you! I can only imagine the enlightening experience you had during your visit. wink wink! Seriously beautiful pictures.

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  32. Exceptionally fine images and commentary!

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  33. Okay okay...I'll go I'll go.
    Actually it's on my list and with your reviews I need to step up my game and do it.

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  34. Breathtaking!!!!! I would love to go there.

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  35. The Pink House is rather something, isn't it. I particularly love the teal and gold decor of that featured room/foyer/whatever it is.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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