Argentina Day 25: San Telmo Antique Market
We got up a bit later this morning after the late night last night. But still up and at 'em! 9:30 we had a powerfully awesome breakfast of cereal, yoghurt and, of course, Maracuya!! Cab straight to San Telmo and we started the day off right. Today is the day of the legendary weekly San Telmo Antique Market, which was fascinating to walk around and to see all the interesting people selling interesting treasures of Buenos Aires's past. The brightly coloured spritzer bottles were very cool. There were a few Jewish items too which were awesome - a Tallis, as well as little Sephardic Torahs. Pretty cool stuff. For an hour or two we wandered around, talking photos and exploring.
|Tango dancer in San Telmo|
|San Telmo market - Coke bottles|
|You can take a man and a woman out of Texas, but...|
|I'll take that Syphon!|
|Tiny Sephardic Torahs|
|Man and woman Tango dancing in San Telmo|
|Buenos Aires at its best|
|Our friendly hat salesman and my new hat!|
|The Dome!!!! This is the place we were considering staying in!! Oh man, so cool :)|
|My Indiana Jones look, with my new hat and jacket!|
|Grilled cheese (quite literally) for lunch, amazing|
We were tired from a big lunch and lots of walking anyway, so it was a good time to just give up on retracing our steps and head back to the apartment to help Jess call her bank and get some things figured out. We chilled in the apartment for a while, taking it easy and making good use of Skype to call the banks in the US. It all worked out which was great, and good for us to just take care of it and handle it before continuing on. Time for a cup of tea, I reckon!
After everything was sorted out, we headed to the subway and towards the Once area. We checked out the Abasto Mall, which was nice and pretty big. I tried a "Freddo" Ice Cream, another one of the recommended gelato places from my friend from BA. It was very good, but Volta still has the crown. Frank was looking for shoes. Eventually we made it up to the food court for our main purpose for the visit... to go to the only Kosher McDonald's outside of Israel!! And it was... CLOSED!!!! Bah!!!!!!!!!!! We weren't sure why... it was a Sunday... we made sure not to come on Shabbos. We left the mall and wandered through the Jewish Once district, which was surprisingly very quiet. (Later, I realized it was the Jewish holiday of Shavuot... so of course everything was closed).
|An Argentinean "Ted" from How I Met Your Mother|
|Apparently Tim Burton owns this store|
|Kosher McDonalds details|
|They were closed :(|
|Another sad photo that the store was closed|
We gave up on all of these things and braved the walking for another 15 min or so to get to that AWESOME Pizza place that Jess and I went to a few days before. Soooooo hungggrrrry! We got to the Pizza place mmmmmmmm. We totally CRUSHED a full Pizza, a Coca Light, and some weird dark Moscato wine in a tumbler glass. It was awesome. A super satisfying dinner, it totally rocked.
|After a LONG walk back, we crushed this Pizza|
Awesome, excited, and off to sleep.