Argentina: The Hip City of Buenos Aires

By , January 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Diego Maradona, Their National Icon

Diego Maradona, Their National Icon

Buenos Aires at first sight reminded us of Paris with its large avenues and European architecture, so it’s no wonder it is known as the most European city in South America.

Interesting Roof

Interesting Roof

Walking Tour

Walking Tour

Moulin Building

Moulin Building

From the airport, a cheap 2-hour ride into the city allowed us to see the different neighborhoods. It was only exploring the locations by foot that got us to see the vast differences from one neighborhood to the next. In San Telmo, we got some tango with our cup of afternoon coffee in Plaza Dorrego. In Palermo, shopping and eating were the only things on our agenda. In Boca, graffiti was the highlight. Finally, our walking tour through the center of the city left us breathless for its beauty and for how much walking we did.

Free Tango At Plaza Dorrego

Free Tango At Plaza Dorrego

Boca Neighborhood

Boca Neighborhood

Colorful Buildings

Colorful Buildings

Graffiti Art

Graffiti Art

Without a doubt, the Recoleta Cemetery is an awkward attraction where it feels like you are house hunting, but for a mausoleum.

Cemetery Right In The City

Cemetery Right In The City

Very Exclusive

Very Exclusive

House Or Mausoleum?

House Or Mausoleum?

During our 5 days in Buenos Aires, we probably had beef or lamb every single day. Most of the time, you can get an excellent piece of meat for less than $10. For our rare or medium-rare eaters readers, you need to explicitly say that you like blood since they tend to overcook the meat. We also fancied the pizzas (and the ridiculous amount of cheese they put on them) and ice cream!

Dining With Amy

Dining With Amy

Which Cut Looks Good

Which Cut Looks Good

Must Try Ice Cream In BA

Must Try Ice Cream In BA

There was so much in this one city to explore that we could use another trip back.

Thank you to our pretty awesome friend, Amy, for joining us in Bariloche and Buenos Aires!

Amy & Boris Exploring The City

Amy & Boris Exploring The City

Modern Building

Modern Building

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon

We Got Standing Seats For Camerata Bariloche

We Got Standing Seats For Camerata Bariloche

Wicked Trees In The Park

Wicked Trees In The Park

Mercado de San Telmo

Mercado de San Telmo

Antique Market

Antique Market

Group Dinner With New Friends

Group Dinner With New Friends

Ceiling Decor Inside Restaurant

Ceiling Decor Inside Restaurant

Savoy Hotel: Albert Einstein Stayed Here & We Did Too

Savoy Hotel: Albert Einstein Stayed Here & We Did Too

America Del Sur Hostel

America Del Sur Hostel

Beets Risotto

Beets Risotto

Fish Special Of The Day

Fish Special Of The Day

Ribs

Ribs

Pizza

Pizza

MuiMui At The Evita Museum

MuiMui At The Evita Museum

Underground Milongas At La Catedral

Underground Milongas At La Catedral

What We Paid: Argentine
Pesos
USD Euro
– Visa fee for US passport holders 140/pp 35.25 27.25
– Local Bus From Airport To Center [2-hours] 2/pp 0.50 0.40
– Taxi From Center To Airport 110 27.70 21.40
– Subway Or Bus 1.10/pp 0.30 0.25
– America del Sur Hostel [4-beds per room, super clean & trendy, great location, free wifi, free breakfast, great staff, highly recommend] 55/pp 13.85 10.70
– Entrance to La Catedral For Underground Tango 15/pp 3.80 2.90
– Average Meal 30/pp 7.50 6
– Dinner Splurge 150/pp 37.75 29.20

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16 Responses to “Argentina: The Hip City of Buenos Aires”

  1. Le Marroneur says:

    Bizarre, vos photos ne transparaissent absolument pas le quotidien
    portenien… Ou tout du moins pas celui des Argentins. Où sont donc
    les fameux “colectivos” ? Et la Casa Rosada ? Et les choripans ? Et
    la tombe de María Eva Duarte de Perón au cimetière de la Recoleta ?
    😉

  2. Boris says:

    Les Colectivos sont partout en Amérique du sud, moins à Buenos
    Aires que dans les autres villes. Nous n’avons pas mangé de
    Choripans, trop occupés à nous goinfrer de steaks. Oui, désolé, je
    n’ai pas pris de photo de bières 😉 Je me doute que l’expérience
    que l’on a en quelques jours à Buenos Aires n’a rien à voir avec la
    vie locale, cependant, tu trouveras évidemment la Casa Rosada et la
    tombe d’Evita dans l’album Flickr: Casa Rosada:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/meandfrenchie/5344998228/in/set-72157625670880855/
    Tombe d’Evita:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/meandfrenchie/5344421475/in/set-72157625670880855/

  3. Jessi says:

    wow. thoughts of madrid come to mind. i look forward to visiting
    buenos aires one day.

  4. Ramesh Ayyagari says:

    That dance my god is so much energy. Nice place, the pictures
    certainly makes it even better.

  5. muimui says:

    Thanks! BA is great on its own; our pictures can’t capture it
    enough. Well when you have tango down, you can just jump on the
    stage at La Catedral since it is open to all 😉

  6. Yessi says:

    I’ve only heard the most amazing things about that city. Definitely
    a place I’d like to visit some day. And another great video!

  7. Jerome says:

    Superbe. Je comprends que vous ayez aime, pour moi BA est vraiment
    la ville ou je prefererais habiter en Am. du Sud. Un peu plus de
    tofs avec des locaux dessus serait cool, la ca fait un peu epure
    quand meme. Mais les photos sont tres belles, comme d’hab !

  8. Vince says:

    Great timing on the posting indeed. Your photos are definitely
    excellent. Keep it up!

  9. Boris says:

    Les locaux ne sortent que la nuit lorsque l’on dort déjà 😉
    Sérieusement, en général on attend que tout le monde bouge pour
    prendre les photos mais j’essaierai d’en inclure des plus
    naturelles.

  10. Anthony says:

    a l’aller vs prenez le bus a 40 centime et au retour vous vous dite
    tiens on va prendre le taxi a 20 euro ?

  11. Boris says:

    @Anthony: Yes, 2 and a half hour for bus is fun when you have time
    but if you have a plane to catch, I would recommend a cab. Also, we
    wanted to enjoy our last day in the city.

  12. Anthony says:

    Mui didn’t know Zidane . had she ever heard about maradona ?

  13. Anthony says:

    j’avais pas pensé a sa . :) bon tu reviens kan ? ce mariage c en
    france ? tu fais koi apres ?

  14. Boris says:

    You forgot your English? I’ll be in France in April (not sure which
    day). After, the plan is not fixed but will probably go back to the
    states. When are you leaving for Japan?

  15. Julie says:

    Photos magnifiques !!!!!!!!!!!

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