Sunday, January 20, 2008

Photos of Buenos Aires IV (January 16-19, 2008)

Buenos Aires is a city jam-packed with cafes. One of the oldest and most famous is Cafe Tortoni, founded in the late 19th century. Waiters in tuxedos serve cappuchinos or submarinos (a cup of hot milk with a bar of chocolate to stir in), accompanied by churros. People enjoy a late lunch with friends, or like me, a leisurely submarino and churros with my trip journal.
My new favorite cookie - the alfajor. It's the South American version of the Moon Pie, and it comes with a variety of fillings: chocolate mousse, dulce de leche, jam, etc. After you've had an Oreo alfajor, you'll never go back to the original sandwich cookie.
Beautiful buildings and tall trees line the Av. de Mayo. The white building in the back is a sister building to one in Montevideo pictured here:
The Botanical Garden - a haven of green in the middle of the city
The Argentine flag flies over the Plaza San Martin

1 comment:

Michelle Jenkins said...

When you come home, you've got to try the alfajores at Destino. I can't speak to the authenticity, but they are to-die-for...