The revised ETA on the bikes is Sunday, February 7th, so now we need to determine if we can clear "aduana" (customs) that day or if we will need to wait until Monday. It would be nice to get some distance on the odometers soon.
Given the additional time in Buenos Aires, we've relocated to more comfortable accomodations as our initial "port in the storm" was a bit rustic for this stage of the journey. We may look back longingly at the cramped quarters and 4' by 4' all in one toilet, sink, shower, bidet combination as luxurious, but for now it seems like an unnecessary hardship.
We're now at the Hotel Palermo off Avenue Sante Fe and Godoy Cruz. It's a pre-1930 building with an interesting french and art-deco architecture. Our room has an 11 foot ceiling and space to move around in as well as an old-style stone and iron balcony overlooking the street. Buenos Aires hums 24 hours a day (it's midnite as I write this and the restaurant is full of people and young families with children aged 2 to 5 years old), so our balcony offers a good perch to watch the show from - and a great spot for a cigar or three!
The hours following the move were spent exploring the city and checking a few things off the to-do list including a haircut for me and a bit of essentials shopping for the road.
The city is incredibly dense with more than 2/3rds of the over 12 million population living in an apartment building of some type.