Thursday, 16 October 2008
I went on one of my now famous walkathons today. I need to motivate myself to get going but once I get going, I'm like Forrest Gump or the Energizer Bunny - I just keep going and going. 15 minutes walk from our new place in San Telmo is the barrio of Puerto Madero.
It's probably one of the most expensive places to stay in a hotel or rent an apartment in Buenos Aires. It's a tacky tourist area and restaurant prices are on a par with accommodation i.e. bling bling! although there are some good buffet deals.
Despite the credit crunch elsewhere in the world, construction is booming here (see photos above and below) and great monstrosities of tower blocks with luxury apartments are selling and renting for up to 10 times the going rates elsewhere in the city.
There is a huge ecological park behind Puerto Madero that is a welcome respite from the concrete jungle. It's a bird watchers haven and although I am a city slicker at heart, it's so refreshing coming here to escape...everything and anything! (check the photos below).
I did the 8km circuit around the park at high (extra sunny) noon and now look very similar to this...
Tags: Puerto Madero, ecological park,
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