Buenos Aires

We have had a fantastic time in Buenos Aires over the past week and true to the cliche, have only just scratched the surface, which in (a very small) part can be attributed to the winning combination of our very rusty Spanish and getting our heads around when the city is awake and asleep!

On first impressions, Buenos Aires is a mix between old and new. Free wifi everywhere (including the bus from the airport) and at the same time, at 8pm like clockwork, everyone in Palermo (where we are staying) puts their rubbish bags on the street to be collected that evening.. not a bin in site. But it works, and by the morning streets are clean! Old school tango milongas, where double breasted suits are still high fashion, and uber cool La Bomba de Tiempo, a fusion of percussion beats, filled with high-energy-spliff-smoking-dreaded-dancers.

We discovered a whole new set of rules for taxi drivers (and drivers in general). 1. There are no rules. 2. The break is only to be used if you are actually stopping and 3. Indicating for any reason is overrated.

Our highlights include tango (the class we did, the milonga we danced at, the show we saw and the free demonstrations that we witnessed around the city)…

MALBA  (Museum of Latin American Art)…

San Telmo and La Boca Markets…

our visit to Tigre and river cruise on the delta river…

the amazing graffiti around every street corner….

and the feeling of the city at night when everyone is out and about. Its always nice to leave a place feeling like there is more to discover next time!!!

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When saying goodbye, a friend left me with the following words of advice... "postcards dont go out of fashion". Share our adventures from the road on our fantastical year-long adventure.
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1 Response to Buenos Aires

  1. Elise says:

    Ah the memories – now you have to read aleph by Borges xx

    Love reading your posts feels like I’m there..

    Looking forward to the next installment 🙂

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