After what felt like endless hours of travel, we arrived safely this morning in Buenos Aires. The kids really hung in there and the flighs were as scheduled, so no complaints!
As we drove to our hotel, we noticed all of the shops and restaurants were closed. Today is a new holiday in Argentina, El Dia del Sovereign (at least that is what we believe it is called.) The holiday is to honor the past Argentine President, Nestor Kirchner, who recently died. His wife, Cristina Fernandez, is the current head of state. By the time we checked in, got settled, and napped, some parts of our neighborhood had decided to resume business as usual. We were happy to find storefronts open and people walking around.
Our current hotel is in a hip and happening area of the city called Palermo Soho. It is filled with funky storefronts and open air markets. It feels very European in some ways. It would be an understatement to say the Killian family stands out. Although we definitely feel far away, we managed to find familiar places nearby- see photos! We are guessing those who know us well, never doubted our ability to track down the best cupcakes in town within a few hours of arriving!
We are gearing up for our first true Argentine meal tonight - Lance is very excited to experience the steak! We hope to provide an update with a little more culture in it on Tuesday. Until then . . . Skylar, Kendall and Thatcher think Buenos Aires is really interesting so far. Kendall loves the purple Jacaranda trees that are in full bloom everywhere- we tried to capture a few in photos.