Before we left home we had booked a private 7 hour walking tour with an ex pat. In our case, the guide, Ceri (the Welsh spelling of Kerry) is a Canadian who has lived in Buenos Aires for over ten years. In my opinion he was a good fit for us as he understood the Canadian way of thinking but as he has embraced the Argentinian way of life he was able to show and explain that. The tour was a great combination of seeing the sights, learning historic and current affairs and insight into the people and their way of life.

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We started our day by visiting the Sunday market in San Telmo. Lots of vendors and even more shoppers.

There is a lot of graffiti and tagging but also what I consider art. These two men are rappers.

Ed's idea of a candy store. Our guide also enjoys photography and took us to his favorite antique camera store.

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As in every old city, there is the narrowest building and there are many beautiful courtyards tucked in behind the streets. The courtyards are home to apartments and restaurants.

Argentinan folk dancers dancing with some locals on the street corner.

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This beautiful old building has newer buildings on either side of it. Notice all of air conditioners in the newer buildings. More clock towers and monuments. The city is full of them.

There is always a line up at Gran Cafe Tortoni which was opened in 1858. Our guide knows the staff at the cafe, so we were able to go in and take a few photos. This is the writers room where important writers of the day hung out. In the 1920s the cafe was frequented by a group of painters, writers, journalists and musicians who did not spend much, but gave the café a bit of luster and fame. This back room is set up as a reminder of those days.

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The Recoleta cemetary is New Orleans cemetaries on steroids. There were a lot of amazing tombs there. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the cemetary as he is working on a photo book.

Just an interesting photo .... the reflection of the old in the new.

As it was Sunday lots of family and people with their dogs were out enjoying all the green spaces in the city.

After we left our guide we walked towards the waterfront and the Puente de la Mujer (women's bridge).

The bridge is a rotating footbridge. It is of the cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge.