The next leg of our multi sector was over to Buenos Aires in Argentina which was a new destination and country for me to tick off, and also marked my 50th country visited. How exciting?? We departed Rio de Janeiro at 16:05 and it was 3 hours and 19 minutes over to Ministro Pistarini International Airport. A short sector but combined with a full service with two meal choices, a significant language barrier and a turbulent flight which resulted in us sitting down for a period of time it provided a very busy sector! However we landed at 19:24 local time and made our way over to the hotel and arranged to meet downstairs 40 minutes later to go out for a crew dinner.
When in Argentina you HAVE to go for the famous Argentinian steak and a crowd of 14 of us took uber’s into the city before deciding on a lively looking restaurant for dinner. Grabbing a huge table outside, I opted for what the waitress recommended the best Argentinian steak was, with a side of chips.
What was brought out to my plate could be described a small cow. This steak was absolutely ginormous and tasted unbelievable. Just when you think you’ve eaten a good steak, you eat an even better one. I wish I’d have gone to the super market on my layover to bring some back to Dubai with me!
I had such a lovely evening, and we had such a great crew for this trip and we spent our evening getting to know each other better and laughing our heads off. Honestly my stomach muscles were aching by the time we finished dinner and I went to bed feeling very content ready to explore a new city in the morning.
Meeting bright and early the next morning we met downstairs in the lobby and went over to the area of La Boca. I was told La Boca literally translated to “the lips” if anyone was interested and we jumped out of taxis to the most beautifully coloured streets.
We wandered around taking in the views, purchasing souvenirs and watching the latin dancers with their enchanting moves.
We stopped for a late breakfast/early lunch in a cute cafe and I ordered “caliente chocolate y pollo empanadas” (hot chocolate and chicken empanadas) which we sat and enjoyed in the sunshine.
Moving on we made our way over to El Obelisco de BS in the city centre to see what the main area was like. There isn’t a great deal going on here, its just like many other average cities. But it was nice to wander round and get a feel for the place, so you know for sure you haven’t missed out on anything!
From here we walked along and down to the river for a bit of a leisurely stroll before we went back to the hotel for a nap before the late wake up call back to Rio de Janeiro.
I honestly cannot put into words how much of an amazing trip I had made so much better by an absolutely brilliant crew. We’ve had each other in stitches and rather than feeling like I’d been at work for 5 days it actually felt like I’d been on a mini vacation with them all. I only hope to fly with them all again sometime soon!