After a long awaited 14days, finally came back to KL on Friday morning. Since being away from KL for about 2 weeks, I got a lot of things to do after came back. So these few days will be very busy for me.
Well, talking about this trip, nothing much special cause I just did it in May. The flights were full as usual as it is not a daily frequency. My 1st port for this trip is Cape Town, 4 days 3 nights there. Basically I did nothing at Cape Town except sleep, eat, watch dvd. Not joining any tours there cause most places in Cape Town had been covered. After that, going onwards to Buenos Aires, another 5 days 4 nights there. Same old things I did there, sleep, eat, watch dvd, shopping. But this time I had been to a place which I didn’t visit before during my last 2 trips to Buenos Aires - Cementerio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery).
Recoleta Cemetery is a famous cemetery which is the final resting place of many of Argentina's wealthiest and most famous families and personages. Internationally, Eva Perón is the best known person buried in this cemetery. The cemetery contains many elaborate marble mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles.
Two words of warning though before come here. Firstly, do not go if you have a cat allergy, or just don’t like cats. This is because there are dozens of them who seem to live in the cemetery. I have no idea why there are so many.
The second warning is to avoid the cemetery if you have a vivid imagination. This is because although most of the tombs are well kept, in most cases the coffins within are on clear display. Some of the older tombs are actually ramshackle, with no glass etc and the moldering old coffins within are almost within hand reach. It is quite ghoulish. As for me, daytime with accompanies are still ok, night time ABSOLUTELY NO WAY!!! Very scary!!!
Entrance of Cementerio de la Recoleta
The coffins are clearly see inside
The mausoleums are crowded closely together, allowing little room between them for pedestrian passages
Cats who are seem to live in the cemetery
Some are richly ornated, with intricate carvings of death related symbols or items meaningful to the occupant
The quiet streets of the cemetery invite the visitor to stroll, or sit and rest, while forgeting the busy barrio of Recoleta just outside the walls
Members of Eva Peron's family are entombed here in the family vault
Tomb of Evita also here
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