05.07.2013 - 07.07.2013
The flight from Bogota, Colombia to Buenos Aires, Argentina was smooth and went by quickly which was good for this long flight of 6 hours and 25 minutes coating $632. I departed from Colombia on Thursday July 4th at 12pm on Aereolinas Argentinas airline and arrived at 8:25pm. I took a taxi from the airport to Mine Hotel Boutique Palermo where I stayed two nights. I wanted to be comfortable so I obviously chose a nice five star place to stay at, the service was amazing along with its modern style and earthy feeling. My room was so cozy and overlooked the pool and they even served breakfast and the restaurant was open all day no charge. Although for my comfort it cost quite a lot, it was $358.51 overall at this luxurious hotel which was worth it in the end for a classic queen size bed, air conditioning, TV, minibar, desk, Wi-Fi, safe box and hairdryer. The prices may have been crazy but it did not stop me from having a good time because I was located in a great area.
I woke up early the next day to set off on my journey dedicated to Palermo, it was only 0.5 miles away from my hotel and it is the top tourist attraction which is visited in Buenos Aires. Palermo is a chic neighbourhood that attracts everyone because of its complexity, which took me all day to complete this site. It is broken into three main parts: Alto Palermo, Palermo Chico, and Palermo Viejo. Each section is well known for something and Alto Palermo is known for its urban look from the well known Rose Garden Walk (Paseo del Rosedal), Chico is known for its Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Viejo for its colour. I spent most of my time in Palermo Viejo because it was the last and most interesting because it is actually broken into two areas of Soho which is full of high end boutiques, restaurants, and cafes while Hollywood was full of film studios, happy bars and colourful fun markets. Half my day was basically spent walking through this lovely town, the food accommodations were great and everything kept me very interested. My next day I went to the culture filled festival Fair of the Mataderos (Feria De Mataderos). This is where men like cowboys stroll on royal horses, markets full of colour which offer delicious steak sandwich goodness. The atmosphere is astounding with cultural music and dancers. For the rest of the day I had decided that I would go back to the hotel take a nap and then go out in the evening for a nice stroll. The perfect destination was Puerto Madero, the top six attraction destination in Buenos Aires. A beautiful walk through the city with lights illuminating the port once used to be the port for European trade. I rested at a seafood restaurant with a view of the Calatrava Bridge and then went tangoing at the Rojo Tango club for the rest of the night not looking forward to waking up the next day.