Buenos Aires, Argentina – Day 1

We arrived in Buenos Aires (EZE Airport) around midday. It took quite a while till we had our bags and then there was a huge line for customs. They have baggage scanners and also review the bags manually. They told us it’s mostly to check the Argentinians for electronic devices bought outside of Argentina. They didn’t bother checking us. Once you pass customs you will find a couple of booths of transportation companies. We were told by friends from Buenos Aires to refrain from using the taxis outside. The Manuel Tienda Leon Company is supposed to be the most trustable transportation company.

It took about 40 min to get to the Park Tower Hotel. We liked where the hotel is located because it’s not right in the center but you can reach almost everything within walking distance, especially Puerto Madero. Due to our Platinum status at SPG (Starwood Preferred Guests) we were upgraded to a suite.

After checking in I went running on the treadmill for half an hour and then we decided to take a short walk through the city.

For dinner we felt like having sushi. After some research we decided to try out the the Osaka restaurant – a fusion between Asian and Peruvian. They have two restaurants – one in Palermo and one in Puerto Madero. We decided to go to the one in Puerto Madero which was a 30-minute walk from our hotel.

Puerto Madero has lots of restaurants and a couple of bars and it’s a nice walk along the water. The bridge Puente de la Mujer is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires.

Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it was inaugurated on December 20, 2001, and is the only one of Calatrava’s works in Latin America. The architect has described the design as a synthesis of the image of a couple dancing the Tango. The 170-metre pedestrian bridge weighs 800 tonnes, is 6.20 m wide and is divided into two fixed portions, 25 m and 32.50 m long respectively, and a middle section of 102.5 m that rotates on a white concrete pylon, allowing vessels to pass in less than two minutes.

At the OSAKA restaurant we decided to go with the tasting menu. Food and drinks were really good and we enjoyed our evening.

puerto_madero_03

 

Osaka Puerto Madero

Address: Juana Manso 1164, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 5352-0404

Hours:  12:00 – 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Dinner for 2 around 200$

 

Park Tower Hotel

Address: Av Leandro N. Alem 1193, 1001 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 4318-9100

 

Manuel Tienda Leon 

Bus & Car Service

Around 40$ from the Airport to the city with their taxis. The bus is cheaper but you have to wait till it leaves. 

 

We arrived in Buenos Aires (EZE Airport) around midday. It took quite a while till we had our bags and then there was a huge line for customs. They have baggage scanners and also review the bags manually. They told us it’s mostly to check the Argentinians for electronic devices bought outside of Argentina. They didn’t bother checking us. Once you pass customs you will find a couple of booths of transportation companies. We were told by friends from Buenos Aires to refrain from using the taxis outside. The Manuel Tienda Leon Company is supposed to be the most trustable transportation company.

It took about 40 min to get to the Park Tower Hotel. We liked where the hotel is located because it’s not right in the center but you can reach almost everything within walking distance, especially Puerto Madero. Due to our Platinum status at SPG (Starwood Preferred Guests) we were upgraded to a suite.

After checking in I went running on the treadmill for half an hour and then we decided to take a short walk through the city.

For dinner we felt like having sushi. After some research we decided to try out the the Osaka restaurant – a fusion between Asian and Peruvian. They have two restaurants – one in Palermo and one in Puerto Madero. We decided to go to the one in Puerto Madero which was a 30-minute walk from our hotel.

Puerto Madero has lots of restaurants and a couple of bars and it’s a nice walk along the water. The bridge Puente de la Mujer is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires.

Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it was inaugurated on December 20, 2001, and is the only one of Calatrava’s works in Latin America. The architect has described the design as a synthesis of the image of a couple dancing the Tango. The 170-metre pedestrian bridge weighs 800 tonnes, is 6.20 m wide and is divided into two fixed portions, 25 m and 32.50 m long respectively, and a middle section of 102.5 m that rotates on a white concrete pylon, allowing vessels to pass in less than two minutes.

At the OSAKA restaurant we decided to go with the tasting menu. Food and drinks were really good and we enjoyed our evening.

puerto_madero_03

 

Osaka Puerto Madero

Address: Juana Manso 1164, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 5352-0404

Hours:  12:00 – 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Dinner for 2 around 200$

 

Park Tower Hotel

Address: Av Leandro N. Alem 1193, 1001 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone:+54 11 4318-9100

 

Manuel Tienda Leon 

Bus & Car Service

Around 40$ from the Airport to the city with their taxis. The bus is cheaper but you have to wait till it leaves. 

 

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