Yup, you get two Fridays when you double back over the IDL – you may as well start getting used to acronyms. They happen in bulk in this landscape.

Arrive BA, meet Don Hollander, a polyglot Kiwi from the US and many other places. Share a cab from the airport, thus defeating the touts.

Settle in to Plaza Hotel, Retiro, BA. Concierge directs me to “Las Nazarenes” for dinner – cow cooked traditional gaucho style, accompanied by some local Malbec. A beer on the street on the way home.