I finally had access to my hostel room around 2pm. By that time I had realized that napping for the day was a total waste of time - sleep is for losers:-) I decided to go to walk to the nearby plaza - Plaza Serrano for lunch. Lunch was delicious, the weather was perfect and I was enjoying the new scenery. After my yummy lunch I decided to walk to the Palermo lakes - errrr, I never got there. I think I went in the wrong direction, but everywhere I went was beautiful. So I decided it really wasn't that important for me to go where I had planned, given where I found myself was still beautiful:-) The joys of being in a city for a long time and having flexibility.
Somewhere along the way I met two Aussie girls who were also lost. We decided to get lost together. We found ourselves in a lovely Japanese garden. The first thing I saw were Mai fish and I instantly thought "Oh gosh! Those are the fish from screensavers." Yes my friends, they are real.
I eventually parted with my new Aussie friends and tried to get to the Palermo lakes, but again it was all in vain. One hour later I had seen lots of forests and no lakes. Oh, and I had began to experience what I call the "Argentinian cat-call." It is as creepy as any cat-call you will ever experience passing near a construction site. Everywhere "pssssssssssst sexy lady!" "Pssssssssssssst!" Cars slowing down, "Pssssssssssss!" I guess I didn't see any other black women in my time in Buenos Aires.....but the catcalls were a pain. You never get catcalled by Brad Pitt or Idris Elba. It is always very shady characters who you just wish could stop.
I finally found a lake and took a break. I sat on a bench and watched people roller blading and skate-boarding all around me. After a while I was surrounded by really beautiful but aggressive geese. I waited till sunset then began my long walk back to the hostel. It was a peaceful first day in Buenos Aires.