Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PALERMO

The other day, las chicas and I visited Palermo - one of the ritzier neighborhoods in Buenos Aires - just to meander a bit and explore new territory.

First, we took a stroll through the Jardín Botánico, which proved to be a delightful escape from the rush of the city.





Then, we stumbled upon a quaint little restaurant called La Moresca. With the encouragement of their advertised special for the day, we went in for an early-afternoon lunch.
La Moresca as seen from my seat.
FUN FACT: Argentines are used to eating meals a couple hours later than Americans.
It is customary have el almuerzo, lunch, around 2 PM.
The obligatory (and much admired for my part) post-meal café
After lunch, we strolled about tienda-and-café-filled Palermo...
...and fell in love.


Roughly, "Live without shame."

 At the end of our day, we hit a feria to see if we could find any treasures.

One of those treasures ended up being a perfect veranda outside a bar, where we sat for a while to enjoy some native Argentine Quilmes Stout brew.