December 17th, Rio Gallegos to Buenos Aires and Walking Tour

As Aerolineas Argentinas could only hold our reservation on the changed flight until 6 in the morning we got up at half past five so would be at the airport before that. Strangely enough no airline staff was to be found. After talking to a security guard via Google Translate we found out they would only arrive at seven.

By 7:30 they finally opened check-in and it was obvious there was a lot of info about us in the system. It took a long time to process our reservation and the man at the desk even went to consult a colleague. When he returned, he printed our boarding passes as if nothing had happened. We didn’t have to pay extra and even our luggage  went through without a problem although one bag was a few kilo’s overweight.

While waiting we saw that our plane would be late coming in so we would be delayed too. From the gate we mailed our B&B that Miguel should pick us up  later and we also let Jessica, our guide for the walking tour we already rescheduled,  know we would barely make it by 2 o’clock.

In the end we arrived at the B&B at the same time as Jessica. We quickly dropped everything off and started our tour. A taxi brought us to La Boca, a colorful area with old bars and artists. From here we took a bus to the center of Buenos Aires where we saw the presidential palace and several government buildings.

Our 3 hour tour ended after more than 4 hours near the Senate where we said goodbye to Jessica and where we continued to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. A taxi brought us back to our accommodation for a good night’s sleep.

Tomorrow we will sleep in and relax before Miguel will come to get us to go to the airport for our flight home.

 

One comment on “December 17th, Rio Gallegos to Buenos Aires and Walking Tour
  1. Sophie says:

    Eind goed al goed…