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.

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