5 Things to Do on a Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

22 Aug

We’ve had the unfortunate luck of being blessed with a long weekend on, what must be, the coldest weekend this year. I’m talking temperatures in the mid 40’s during the day…aka “Springtime in Wisconsin”…bbrrrrrrrr.

Normally, a frigid weekend like this would keep me inside, on the couch, watching re-runs of Sex and the City, but my poor little house, although it is cute and stylish (thanks to my decorating skills), only has two small, powerless heaters and 4 (yes, 4) doors that lead to a sunless patio, which often means that it’s warmer outside than in. So, Vic and I bundled up and headed it, in hopes of finding some warmth in Buenos Aires.

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Dreaming of these summer days...

Here are some of the things we planned for this long weekend:

1) Rollerblading. At the Rosedaal in Palermo you can find several roller blade and bicycle rental places. We opted for the roller blades because you have to move a little bit more, thus working up a nice, hot sweat. At 13 pesos for 1/2 hour, or 20p for 1 hour, this is a great deal…if you don’t mind stuffing your feet into some roller blades that hundreds of people have already sweated in. Yes, that’s right….they don’t clean them afterwards…ew.

2) Movies. Yesterday, we had the brilliant idea of catching a late-afternoon movie. We decided to see “Larry Crowne” because really,  you can’t go wrong with Tom Hanks. Or can you? 34 pesos and an hour and a half later, we discovered that although Tom Hanks can act, he cannot write.

3) Cooking. Something about the cold makes me want to eat. My goal this weekend is to make home-made yogurt (every time I go to the store, the price of yogurt is higher!), chocolate peanut butter biscotti and bagels.

4) Happy Hour. As I’m writing this, I am drinking a very delicious red berry tea martini made by my husband. Yeah, that’s right bars and restaurants of Buenos Aires: I’m opposing your constantly elevating prices and increasingly poor quality and inconsistently made cocktails. Tonight’s happy hour is at my house. If you’re in need of some cheap alcohol, check out Bodega Amparo.

5) The outlets of Villa Crespo. Tomorrow will be spent cruising the outlet shops in hopes of finding some good deals on leather bags and shoes. Nothing is better than the warm, toasty feeling of spending money and getting something beautiful in return 🙂

What are you doing this weekend?

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2 Responses to “5 Things to Do on a Long Weekend in Buenos Aires”

  1. Andy June 23, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    In Villa Crespo? Really?
    When? where?

    • kvolman June 23, 2012 at 12:35 am #

      The outlets are around gurruchaga and aguirre, just take a walk around there on a saturday and follow the masses. Or you could brave the crowds on avenida avellaneda which ive heard have amazzzzing deals!

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