We got to Buenos Aires by boat and liked the first glimpse of what we saw on the horizon. We made our way to Palermo which is one of the prettier and ´boutique´areas of the city. Our hostel was in the attic of an old town house with a big open plan reception, kitchen living room and balcony. Its one place we both said we´d go back to just to shop! On the first day we walked to the botanical gardens which were home to hundreds of cats! It was a really pretty place with trees from all over the world, including England, so Em's hayfever was a problem of course!! We also went to the city zoo, which was one of the most random zoos we´ve been to (and we´ve been to a few!) with beavers running around freely with the geese and other rodents, and giraffes in the same enclosures as the ostriches! They all seemed to be well looked after though, and the meerkats were of course the highlights! :) The visit to the cemetary may seem a bit strange, but it is one of the most important places in the city. People aren't 'buried' there, but are in their coffins within their own tombs to which the family can do what they like. We´ve written about a couple with the pictures that were more interesting! Eva Peron was laid to rest there which is of course a big tourist attraction.
We had a good night out which cost us about £5.50 each due to the ridiculously high alcoholic mix of vodka, tequila and martini in one cocktail with only a bit of ice! We think we showed the Argentinians some dance moves they will never forget! Finally, we walked around the city lots just exploring and finding impressive statues and parks that we tried to make a bit more interesting in the pictures! We left for Mendoza on Friday night and thats where we are now, ready with our glasses to sample the free wines!