When planning for the Buenos Aires portion of our trip to Argentina (the business part of the trip), my colleague Emily and I landed on staying in a part of town known as Palermo. Emily had spent some time there while in college and felt comfortable with the area, plus it had tons of restaurants, and was fairly easy to get in and out of. The neighborhood where our hotels where was very quaint, and definitely away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. This was super nice because we got to see a better picture of how people lived and what life looks like in the city for the average person.
One evening, however, Holly, Emily, and I decided to venture more into the city to a part of town called Puerto Madero, which is this super trendy port area. Most of the port activities have moved elsewhere now, but there are still these old cranes like used to be used to unload ships, which was really neat, and the spot felt like a fusion of old Buenos Aires and the new. After dinner we all wandered around and stumbled upon this view of the Puente de la Mujer bridge, with part of the city behind it. The bridge, which is actually white, is lit up at night with these pretty purple lights, and I thought the unique shape of the bridge, combined with the city in the background made for a neat looking scene.
More next week from Buenos Aires!