|One of two original gates to the old walled city|
|A lovely sycamore-lined street|
|18th Century Portuguese fountain|
|A street in Colonia del Sacramento|
|The lighthouse, built among the ruins of Convento de San Francisco|
The boat ride was smooth, but there were again "interesting" skies to be seen from the window.
We were expecting to be hit with a stiff $140 entry fee to get nito Argentina, but were surprised to learn that this is charged only when one arrives by air. We hopped into a cab to our hotel, the Bohemia Buenos Aires. And we arrived not a moment too soon -- the skies burst a few minutes after our arrival and the show was spectacular, wuith high winds, lightning and heavy heavy rain. We heard the next morning that there had been extensive flooding (we will be walking today instead of taking the subway becasue some stations are flooded).
Because it was raining so hard we decided to duck right across the street to an open restaurant, the Nacional. It was good, particularly of interest were the pumpkin soup and the caramelized pork with roast pears and an apple mash. I had the bife de chorizo which was fine but the especially interesting part of this dish was the papas crocantes, fried quicly so have a crisp crust but very soft inside.
After dinner, we walked up to the Plaza Dorrego where we had dessert in a small restaurant while watching a couple dancing the tango for tips. Home to bed at 11:30, but intending to do more tomorrow.