Most my days in BA consisted of sleeping in, being sick, and leaving the hostel once everyday. The first day I went on walking tour with the hostel to Palmero. The second time I needed to pick up some money that I sent to me.
I used a program called xoom because I could get a better exchange rate. This “little” trip took FOUR hours. The first two locations were closed, there was 45 minutes wait at the third shop, and then they wouldn’t take my id. As a result, I needed to return to my hostel, pick up my passport, and then go back. Thankfully I was able to get money and the people were really nice.
After that little fiasco I walk about 45 minutes over to the graveyard. I really enjoyed walking through the nontouristy areas of BA. I could feel the heart of the city beating under the soles of my shoes.