Riding On A Vintage Subway!

Through all my rather obsessive planning for our trip to South America, and to R’s perverse glee, I somehow overlooked the fact that our dates coincided with the presidential elections in Argentina. I realised my blunder when the Buenos Aires soccer schedules were released and I couldn’t find a single match for the entire week that we were going to be there.

Too late to change our plans, we missed out on the soccer match and the Feria Mataderos and suffered an entire ‘dry’ day:-(

But the upside was a Sunday morning free of crowds to ride the vintage Line A of the Buenos Aires Subte, and check out the legendary Cafe Tortoni at leisure without having to stand in (the equally legendary) line.

I can’t possibly be accused of not being able to look on the bright side, can I?

Happy travels…..no matter where life takes you.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

64 thoughts on “Riding On A Vintage Subway!

  1. We were very taken with BA subway too – all that wood! But I only took a photo of Cafe Tortoni and didn’t actually realize it was a landmark until later – I took it for the beautiful doors!

  2. What a unique subway and I would consider myself very lucky that it was such a quiet day! love the wooden seats and the tile art!

  3. This is soo cool, Madhu! And Argentina is certainly one place I’d like to visit.

    So, ok, I didn’t know you’re a fellow futbol fan! Yes! 🙂

      1. Oh, well, good for you to go along with them, heh.
        But really, you guys were so lucky to have been on that vintage train car on a day like that. 🙂

        1. I wouldn’t miss the experience! And nowadays I pay more attention in order to have something to talk to the older boy about 🙂 And yes, we were very lucky to have that subte car to ourselves!

  4. That is pretty cool! I am sorry you missed out on a game though but when stuff like that happens, and it happens to all travelers, the best is to look for the bright side.

  5. Excellent photos, and I can’t help being reminded of trams in Mebourne when I was a kid, or the old trains – there’s something lovely about the wood rather than the plastic/metal constructs they have now.

    1. Thank you! You are lucky to have seen those! I feel sad that the grandkids will never know anything but plastic and metal!

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