Did not arrive in BA until late Friday night off of the boat from Montevideo, so straight into a taxi to the hostel, couple of beers and then to bed.
I was moving to another hostel today for the rest of my 7 nights in BA. Got up and headed out to get some cash so I could pay for the previous nights accomadation. Got to the cash point and the lovely machine decided that it was hungry and ate my card!!!!! After a slight panic and realising that it was not going to be spat back out I set about to find somewhere where I could change my travellers cheques ( at this point I would like to thank the staff at First Choice in Cullompton as originally I was not planning on taking any, and at this moment could still be stranded in BA with no money!!! ). Managed to keep my calm get the money sorted and got the ball rolling at home for a replacement card, and some money to be sent to me (thank you lovely Lauraxx). So small drama of the day over I moved to my new home for the next week and set off out to meet Chloe and Jess, these jammy b*****s were staying in the Park Hyatt no less as Chloe worked for them back in Aus and got 3 nights free!!!! Needless to say when I walked into the foyer I stood out like a sore thumb due to my lack of designer ware!!
Ok so first day in BA we decided to hit the exclusive area of Recolata, which hosts the famous cemetary (where Evita was burried), a great market on Saturday, and lots of great shops to look round!
Market first, it had great jewellery, leather and clothes we were all however very well behaved and did not spend a penny (hope you are suitably impressed father!!!)
We then headed up to the Recolata cemetary. It is the first public cemetary in the city, and to date holds and impressive 4800 tombs. It was quite incredable, and a little strange. Funerals still take place here and the tombs house families, you can watch people go in and change flowers and re light candles. Some of the tombs were stunning (not sure if it is a little weird saying that!) We of course went and had a look at Evitas tomb as well. Hopefully the pictures will help paint a picture in your minds of what it was like ( when I fianally upload them!! ).