Saturday morning Edgardo and I headed over from his place to the hotel to meet Jim e and wander around the city some more.
We shopped at bookstalls, then walked over to the MALBA Museum and cafe. I really loved both, including the submarino (hot milk and a bar of chocolate you break up and stir into the milk) I drank there.
The art in the museum was fantastic, definitely on a par with the best museums in the U.S. or Europe. Both Jim e and I particularly liked a painter named Xul Solar.
After MALBA, we walked over to the La Flor statue, which is a giant mechanical flower that opens and closes according to the time of day.
Then, we walked by the Law University where we saw the names of those law students disappeared by a former Argentinian government.
We went to the Museo de las Bellas Artes, which was also really great.
Here are some paintings by Xul Solar who painted rainbow flags before they were “invented”:
In the Recoleta neighborhood, we walked past a gigantic baobab tree the size of a city block which was planted around 1800.
We stopped at La Biella Cafe and then for Dulce de Leche ice cream at Freddo’s, an experience not to be missed or forgotten. Finally, we ate a reasonably good restaurant near the giant Abasto shopping mall.
We dropped Jim e off in a taxi on the way to Edgardo’s place. (I probably should have moved out of the hotel by this point, but I wanted the connection with Jim e and I had prepaid the hotel stay.)