|Taking photos near Plaza Colon|
Checking the local supermarkets was our first step. The markets are of the same standards as those in the United States. One of the markets, Hyper Libertad is equivalent to a Walmart (Cordoba has two but I still haven’t gone to one as of this post). It has an electronics, DVD, music, toy, exercise, hardware, furniture, cyber, clothing, and food department.
|Interior shot of the 4 level mall called Patio Olmos|
On the third level is where the food court is and … WAIT FOR IT! A McDonald’s and a Burger King!!!! Call me an idiot but when I saw those two at the food court I felt a little homesick and at the same time a little relieved. McD’s and Burger King were two of my favorite fast food joints in the States. Seeing them brought me back to a scene in a movie I once saw called “Not Without My Daughter”, where Sally Fields is trying to escape from Iran with her daughter, and at the end of the movie she sees an American flag from the U.S. Embassy and smiles. I know. I’m a sentimental fool. Then again, I only left the U.S. a week and a half ago. Of course I’m going to feel nostalgic. Now back to the mall. On the fourth level is a bowling alley and several arcades and children’s area.
Not too far from the mall is a vast shopping area which spans several blocks. It is breathtaking to see and I’m not sure I can describe it all in one entry. So I’ll save the full description for a future post. All I can say is that it’s the equivalent of Union Square and Manhattan in NYC. There are several stores, clothing, books, restaurants, plazas and a big crowd of people.
|El Centro near Plaza San Martin|
|Plaza San Martin|
|Argentinean Flag in Plaza San Martin|
|Tour Bus stops by Plaza San Martin|
|Nueva Cordoba - Outside of Patio Olmos Shopping Center|