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.
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.
Without a doubt, the Recoleta Cemetery is an awkward attraction where it feels like you are house hunting, but for a 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!
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!
|What We Paid:||Argentine
|– 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|