It’s been a bit of a balancing act for us here in Buenos Aires. The plethora of delightful cafeterias, panaderias, pastelerias, heladerias, chocolaterias, authentic pizzerias and simply countless great restaurants ( for which the city is renowned ) represent a constant ( and I mean constant ! ) temptation. And, with no truck camper, well, we just had to eat out all the time. Every which way you turn there is one or more of these tantalizing food options- but how to keep it all from adding pounds ( or kilos ) in precisely the wrong places, all the while staying fit to explore the city ?
Simple, we decided. We’d enjoy Buenos Aires’ edible temptations daily, though in moderation, and we’d walk everywhere we possibly could when sightseeing. Not only was walking good for us but it gave us a close up view of the city that one sometimes misses in a taxi, bus, subway or an Uber. Excuse the pun but perhaps we really could ( quite literally ) have our “cake” and eat it too !
With Covid trending significantly lower here as it is in most countries (but still a threat), more walking ( masked up of course ) would also minimize the risk of any possible infection. In fact, and perhaps we are a bit paranoid about it, we have not taken a bus or subway (which are generally very crowded ) since we came back in November. So far so good on that count…..fingers crossed. Gastronomic temptations aside there has been no shortage of sights and attractions in this enormous city. Below are some of the places of interest we’ve been exploring of late.
The sights of BA have been enjoyable and there are many more still to see. In the background, meanwhile, we are keeping a close eye on the “Toledo” as it steams north to the US. As of the close of this blog it appears not to have fallen any further behind in its schedule and seems to be making steady progress up the coast of Brazil en route to Panama.
Here’s hoping for continued smooth sailing over the next few weeks.
Jeff + Lois
We are Lois and Jeff, of Kelowna, BC, Canada. Recently retired with a serious overlanding travel bug, we hit the road in our truck camper in May 2019, initially tackling the Pan American highway. The PanAm completed in April 2022, and truck camper sold, we plan to continue exploring again later in 2022 in our Sprinter 4×4!
What incredible pictures! Looks like you are enjoying the indulgence of the boutique restaurants and shopping. I can’t say I have ever had cheesecake for breakfast. Enjoy your adventures while you wait for the “Toledo” to arrive safely. See you soon.
Greetings from BA !
Yes, the “breakfast” cheesecake was a bit rich, even for a sweet tooth like me ! Lol.
Looks like dessert heaven!
Enjoyed La Boca & those colourful buildings when we were there. I do remember those wide streets that you couldn’t cross without pressing the pedestrian crossing button again 1/2 way across. Took so long to get from one side to the other. The street across from our sons place in Santiago had 7 lanes each way! Keep enjoying BA – so far so good with the sea freight. More walking & less nibbling!!!
Yes…..but the “nibbles” are sooooo good ! Lol !
Wow! I’m salivating!!
Looks amazing x
Yes, really nice spot, we were very sorry to leave – just over in Uruguay now so will check it out before flying north. Will give you a call one night this week – don’t worry, I will pay attention to the time zone !!!
Hi guys, thanks for sharing your story every week! I always look forward to Saturday mornings now 😊 hopefully the truck arrives on time for you two so you can continue your trip without too much hassle. We also looking forward to see you back here, we would love to catch up at the lake!
Nice to hear from you and I hope by now you have your new van ? Glad you are enjoying the read each week. Just sitting in a hotel in Montevideo as I read your comment – very nice here ( and we can even throw the toilet paper in the toilets in Uruguay, a real delight !!! Lol ! ). We will definitely connect at our regular spot this summer !
Buenos Aires looks so beautiful, and clean and modern! How lovely a place to spend time.
Yes, the beautiful parts are indeed beautiful ( we tried to stay away from the sketchy parts )!
You have inspired us Jeff, cannot wait to visit BA! Keep enjoying your last days!
Glad to hear, Lucy ! You will definitely like it. Check out the next blog – it’s the last piece on BA.