Tuesday, March 3
February 28, 2009
This is Buenos Aires Playa, also known as Buenos Aires Beach. The funny thing is, it's not so much a beach as an imported strip of sand. And it doesn't sit on the edge an beautiful, blue ocean with waves and shore break; it overlooks the muddy, calm of the Rio de la Plata, the widest estuary in the world. It was bizarre to get there and see picturesque, white sailboats in the distance on top of very brown water. Weirdness aside, it really was a great place -- the day was beautiful and sunny with just the right amount of breeze; umbrellas and chairs were provided; and the portenos (people who live in Buenos Aires) were out in full force, playing soccer and volleyball and sipping their ever-present yerba mate.