Buenos Aries -
UPDATE to the UPDATE
We could not get our reservations confirmed at Hotel home due to the fact we would only be staying for 2 nights during our first stay in Buenos Aries and they require a 3 night minimum during that time of the year : (
So we have booked here instead: Bourgeois Bohemian or BoBo Hotel
in the Palermo Soho barrio (neighborhood) of the city.
Palermo Soho is a small area of Palermo Viejo around Plaza Serrano (officially Plazoleta Cortázar) on Serrano near Palermo's south-western edge. It is a newly fashionable area for fashion, design, restaurants, bars and street culture. The atmosphere in many cafés and restaurants strives to be "alternative", which makes this area of the city especially popular with young, upper-middle class Argentines as well as foreign tourists. The traditional low houses have been adapted into boutiques and bars, creating a bohemian feel. The square has a crafts fair.
About Palermo Hollywood - In the mid-nineties a number of TV and Radio producers installed themselves in the area between Córdoba, Santa Fe, Dorrego and Juan B. Justo Avenues in Palermo Viejo. For that reason this part of the neighborhood began to be called "Palermo Hollywood". Presently, it's best known for the concentration of restaurants, clubs -as Club Atlético Palermo, the oldest one-, cafés and an active nightlife.
We will be returning to Buenos Aries for one night at the end of our trip, hotel TBD.
Here we will be staying for three nights at Nido del Condor.
Some friends of ours have stayed here before and highly recommended it.
El Calafate -
After our hike across the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, we will stay for two nights at Esplendor Hotel.
After our five day stay at the EcoCamp in Chile, we will return to El Calafate for one night before heading back to Buenos Aires. Hotel for that night is still TBD.