Tuesday, 25 January 2011

FuFu Exploring Argentina Part Two



On the train heading to Tigre. Almost an hour trip to a nice outskirts from Buenos Aires.

Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:17am - 26/12/2010 - 28°C

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Argentina - Part Two | 23rd - 30th Dec 2010



At the tourist information centre of Tigre Train Station. The staff is very friendly. She explained which train i should take and where to go for picnic and sunbathing.

Retiro, Tigre, Argentina

12:22pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C



The staff recommended me to take the boat to Tres Bocas (Three Delta). On the boat waiting for an awesome picnic with little FuFu!!

Tres Bocas, Tigre, Argentina

1:41pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C



Arrived Tres Bocas. Got off at an island. Found a nice shade. Sat down. Chilled out. Cam-whoring. LOL

Tres Bocas, Tigre, Argentina

2:37pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C



How could i forget little FuFu? He loves picnic too!

Tres Bocas, Tigre, Argentina

2:41pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C



Two hour passed! It is time to leave. My eyes could not actually open after the sun-kissing session!

Tres Bocas, Tigre, Argentina

4:32pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C



The Art Museum of Tigre. Entrance ticket - Argentina Peso 5.

Centro, Tigre, Argentina

5:15pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C




The Art Museum of Tigre.

Centro, Tigre, Argentina

5:15pm - 26/12/2010 - 33°C




Malaysian flag is flying beautifully in Tigre!!! Really wanna tell everyone i am from Malaysia!!! FuFu ♥ Malaysia!

Centro, Tigre, Argentina

6:27pm - 26/12/2010 - 30°C



FuFu ♥ Malaysia!

Centro, Tigre, Argentina

6:29pm - 26/12/2010 - 30°C



FuFu at Barrio China (Chinatown).

Barrio China, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

8:11pm - 26/12/2010 - 30°C



The nutritious breakfast! Well staying at hostel can really force myself to eat good! breakfast is free. But only bread, cereal, banana, orange juice, coffee, milk, etc. Anyway i always eat three times the volume of what you see on this picture! lol So now you know the reason why i could skip lunch. LOL Do not tell my mother please!!!!

Hotel Suites Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina

8:17am - 26/12/2010 - 28°C



At Hostel Suites Florida. Ready to go out!

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

09:14pm - 27/12/2010 - 31°C



Before arriving my destination, i spotted a nice park with colourful giant chess!!!!!!! Awesome!!

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:54pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



The colourful GIANT chess! NICE!

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:54pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



One of the nice oil paintings of La Boca.

La Boca is the oldest, most colorful, and most authentic neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood was settled and built by Italian immigrants that worked in the warehouses and meatpacking plants in the area. La Boca is partly an artist colony, and mostly a working-class neighborhood.

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:25pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



La Boca is the oldest, most colorful, and most authentic neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood was settled and built by Italian immigrants that worked in the warehouses and meatpacking plants in the area. La Boca is partly an artist colony, and mostly a working-class neighborhood.

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:11pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



Personally like this place!!!!!!

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:54pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



Wandering around this awesome neighbourhood for about two hours. Actually did not want to leave. lol

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

3:04pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



First impression - very like the Capitol in Washington DC, USA.

National Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina

4:49pm - 27/12/2010 - 34°C



National Museum of Bella Artes.

Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

6:34pm - 27/12/2010 - 32°C



My dinner!!!!!! BURGER KING - Junior Combo, Argentina Peso 18 (RM 13-14 = US$ 4-5) - the cheapest set meal. I know what i am losing weight. Really have no appetite to have lunch. Probably too hot. But dinner, definitely wanna have eat!!! :p

8:43pm - 27/12/2010 - 32°C



At one of the main pedestrian shopping street here in the downtown. Getting ready for the half day tour before taking bus to Mendoza tonight.

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:32am - 28/12/2010 - 32°C



Took subway from Cathedral to Palermo, one fixed fare - Argentina Peso 1.10 (RM 70/80cents = US$ 0.20-30). Bus also only Argentina Peso 1.00. Pretty cheap to take public transportation here! (A good way to promote the usage of public transportation, personally thinking)

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:32am - 28/12/2010 - 32°C



Actually the other main purpose of the trip here in Latin America is to see the urban planning and public transportation in every big cities i am heading to. Buenos Aires has a very good bus network (like the spider web connecting people to everywhere from the downtown), barrier-free (handicapped friendly), though a bit messed up and the buses are emiting a lot of harmful gasses. Also the transportation system is not integrated with the subway and land use planning. Anyway still better than the bus network in Kuala Lumpur. No wonder my professor said Buenos Aires has nothing much to see in term of public transportation.

My own observation = Buenos Aires is gradually losing its own identity. This gotta blame the automobilisation, modernisation, and urbanisation.



Zoo of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza Italia, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:05am - 28/12/2010 - 34°C




Spent almost half an hour at this nice botanical garden.

Jadin Botanico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:17am - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



Little FuFu like Jadin Botanico of Buenos Aires.

Jadin Botanico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:20am - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



Buenos Aires has too many parks!!! Great. But gotta spare my time for every park. Wish i could stay here longer!

Parque Las Heras, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:05pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



Must visit Japanese Garden! Well, i have already placed Japan as my second home. Without Japanese Government, i wouldnt be able to enjoy my life so delightfully. Arigato!

Jardin Japones, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:37pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



Keep in mind that, you cannot find Pasar in the Japanese Garden!!! lol It`s a joke that only Malaysian could understand.

No Pasar : (Spanish) No Entry
Pasar : (Malaysian) Wet Market

Jardin Japones, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:42pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



FuFu and Little FuFu at Nippon Teien (Japanese Garden)

Jardin Japones, Buenos Aires, Argentina

12:51pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



While walking to the Recoleta Cemetery, spotted Hibiscus here in Buenos Aires!!! lol

Ave. Las Heras, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1:37pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



A very nice cemetery!!! Never expect cemetery also can be a main tourist attraction! Guess our Chinese, Malay, Indian, etc Cemetery also should open the door to the tourists! Attract more people go to Malaysia!!

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2:57pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



The clouds are dancing for me! AWESOME.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

3:57pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



FuFu and little FuFu at the cemetery!

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

4:05pm - 28/12/2010 - 34°C



Waiting the bus to Mendoza. 20:10! But 30mins delayed. Ops see the sun-burnt?? OMG!

Bus Terminal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

7:37pm - 28/12/2010 - 30°C

6 comments:

Che-Cheh said...

Ohh I can see the sunburn. Haha

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

very nice! the free breakfast consider very gud dy! so healthy summore! :D

n the giant chess looks very nice la! hehe

Akira 思胜 said...

The sunburn is quite scary man!!! Drink more water along your journey ya!

小雪 said...

兔年就快来了 我是不是应该去买一个兔子?哈哈
阳光很强 画的颜色很鲜艳 我喜欢!

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Matt said...

It's interesting to read your comment about the relationship between a city's identity and urbanization, lack of planning, lack of an effective public transportation system. It's so true.