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Travel: Buenos Aires day 5

Sunday morning is one of the more tranquil moment in the city. I had a meeting with some friends while Mara and the family slept. After I returned home, Mara, Gunther and I went to Puerto Madero for an afternoon coffee/tea.

here we are, the lovely ladies who has been best friends for 15 years already. I’m sure we have many 15 years to come! 🙂


After the coffee, we meet with Jeanette at Recoleta Cinema to watch Margin Call together. It was an interesting movie for all of us. For me, it was like watching what I knew about the recent financial crisis in a play. It was realistic, well played and left us with a rich discussion during the dinner.

Mara wanted to go to Parolaccia so we went.


a basket of bread as usual. I was deciding between souffle gnocchi with spinach and mafalti. Since both Jeanette and Mara ordered the gnocchis, I went for the mafaltis.


It was a big pool of tomato sauce and the six mafalti were lost in it.


Unfortunately I didn’t like it much, the mafaltis were too cheesy. I like when it’s made with only ricotta and spinach, but these ones have also mozzarella. And with tomato sauce was just too much, it was too sour. I had few bites before abandon it and I’m glad I did because afterward I had heartburn, not fun!

Jeanette had coffee afterward and they brought some meh petit fours. Gunther had a dulce de leche volcano, which was way to sweet.


the food was not as good as we expected, but the companion and the conversation we had was great, as usual!

After dinner, as we drive back, an incident happened. Suddenly the accelerator was not working! We panicked but Gunther has full control of the situation. Thank God that the break was working properly, so we stopped slowly and parked on the side road. After checking, Gunther found that the cable connecting the accelerator to the engine is broken. We could wait there for a troller to take the car to the parking, or we could try to go slowly, as the car was working at its slowest speed and not be able to accelerate. Gunther insisted that we could go that way, and we did! It was really fun driving at 5 miles/hr for like 10 blocks including turnings. But we arrived safe! 🙂

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