This week we only had school on Wednesday and Thursday. Monday and Tuesday were national holidays, because of the carnival weekend. The whole weekend was rainy so we did things inside: On Saturday we went to the movie theater near Alto Palermo shopping mall called Cinemark. During the night (starting from 22pm) they play movies that are not dubbed in Spanish: they only have Spanish subtitles. We watched the movie Hugo in 3D and paid 44,5pesos (7,60euros) per person. The movie was really nice and the theater was huge! The last shows that they had started at 1.20am. It’s really cool that here you can go to movies even during the night!
We also visited a couple of museums: We went to Puerto Madero to see the Fragata Sarmiento, which is a ship from the 19th century. (It has even been in Finland in the year 1935!) The entrance fee was only 2pesos (0.35euros) and you can freely tour the ship.
After admiring the cannons we headed to Museo de la Ciudad. (Entrance fee was 1peso, which is 0,17euros) I personally liked the museum a lot! There were many old toys: Dolls, Legos, board games and old children bicycles.
On Tuesday it was Laskiaistiistai and we wanted to bake traditional Finnish Laskiaispullia so we needed a spice called cardamon. We couldn’t find it from our Disco-store so we googled and found El Gato Negro. (Located in Avenida Corrientes 1669) It’s a cafe and a store that sells all kinds of spices, coffee and tea. This old-styled cafeteria has an unique atmosphere. It’s definately worth visiting! We found our cardamon and made delicious Semlas.
This weekend is also long because there is a carnival in Buenos Aires so Monday is a public holiday. However the website says that the carnival is suspended until further notice due to the train accident that took place on Wednesday in Once –train station (51killed and over 700 injured) Our original plan was to see the carnival but at the moment looks like this weekend we are just chilling outside having a picnic and enjoying the sun
Next Friday we are going to Uruguay for a company visit and we are planning to stay there a couple of extra days. Looking forward to the trip!