Post Card from San Telmo

We are beginning to recover from the aborted trip to Antarctica and thought we’d do some postcards about the few things we were able to see.

Our trip started with a flight from Seattle to Houston and a red-eye from Houston to Buenos Aires that arrived around 9:30 AM. We were able to sleep for most of the red-eye and had booked a walking tour of the San Telmo district the afternoon of our arrival to “get our feet on the ground” after nearly 24 hours of travel. Our tour guide, Carolina, met us at the airport, transferred us to our hotel for an early check-in, and took us on the tour.

San Telmo is a small district just south of the center of Buenos Aires and is one of the city’s most emblematic neighborhoods. It was the original area settled by Spain and became the area where rich immigrants built their mansions. The district still has much of its original architecture with historic mansions, cobbled streets, and patios with fountains. Today, the neighborhood has a bohemian arty vibe. Its narrow cobblestone streets wind past colonial buildings, many of which have been converted into museums and antique shops.

About rkcaton

We like to travel and even spent nine years roaming around North America in a 40 foot motorhome. We're now back in a home in Washington state roaming by car, air, and boat.
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4 Responses to Post Card from San Telmo

  1. Joan says:

    Beautiful photographs. I’m so sorry that the trip that wasn’t, wasn’t. But San Telmo is beautiful AND geocaches that wouldn’t have happened, happened. You returned healthy, which I call a success. Welcome home and start planning the next adventure. Cheers!

  2. rkcaton says:

    Thanks Joan. Yep, thinking about what’s next. Stay tuned!

  3. Laurel says:

    Oh, I’m glad you’re doing postcards! Buenos Aires looks so colorful and picturesque.

  4. rkcaton says:

    We’re pleased that you are enjoying them. BA was interesting during the short time we were there. We’ll be posting one last postcard because we’ve run out of material. That’s what happens when you are on an airplane every day for 6 days….

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