Miércoles / Wednesday
While the entire trip was a blast, it was also a wee bit exhausting, so I was more than grateful for a day off on Wednesday.
Jueves / Thursday
Thursday was a busy day filled with more educational opportunities... in fact, we visited two journalism schools in Buenos Aires! It was so interesting to learn about how the university system is set up here and how their journalism students are trained.
Next we went to the Argentine Olympic Committee Museum, which was SO COOL! They had medals and torches and objects dating back many many Olympics.
And then we stopped for gelato, because of course. (I ate a lot of gelato on this trip 🙈)
Viernes / Friday
On Friday (our last full day!) we took a thirty minute drive out of the city of Buenos Aires to a town called Tigre, which sits on the Tigre River (Río Tigre). We walked around a little, went on a boat tour, and overall just relaxed on our last day, which was much needed. (Oh, and the weather was PERFECT that day... even better!)
And we ended our trip with another traditional Argentinian meal, but this one was DIY! We made our own empandas, learned about how to get our steak cooked, and made our own alfajores, a traditional dessert with dulce de leche layered between two sugar cookies, dipped in chocolate. And we tried yerba mate, which was an experience, lemme tell ya.
Oh, and that night we went to a speakeasy. Argentinian nightlife is something else (I'm a grandma and can't stay awake), but this was one of the most unique bars I've ever visited.
Sábado / Saturday
And home we go. We had a little sightseeing time in the morning, but then we left for the airport in the afternoon to start our 4-part journey home (Buenos Aires ✈️ Santiago, Chile ✈️ Toronto, Canada ✈️ Columbus, Ohio 🚗 Athens, Ohio).