The airport buses weren't running because of a marathon downtown. Needless to say, the alternate (a trip on the Metro with 2 train changes) wasn't fun. However, once inside Hostal Reconquista, "Carmen's Mom" calmed my nerves. It wasn't what she said (all Spanish, no English). It was her smiling and obvious concern for my welfare. Shortly after going to my room, I went for a walk. All the places above are within a few blocks of the hostal.