Buenos Aries Restaurants and Hotel

Our limited time in Buenos Aires (BA) on this trip limited the number of restaurants we were able to sample. We, however, made our best efforts to sample as many good restaurants as our waistlines could accommodate. This visit’s crop consisted of: Sucre (Bajo Belgrano). All the natives with whom we spoke suggested that meat [Read more …]

Buenos Aires Argentina

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Since Buenos Aires (BA) is the hub for flying anywhere in Argentina, and for virtually all flights into and out of the country, we were “forced” to return to our favorite city in Latin America..or else it used to be. But you have to read the entire blog to see why we may have changed [Read more …]

Central Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a city of neighborhoods, each with its distinct character. The central part of the city, including the plaza around which it was founded and the cities main commercial streets, blend some of the city’s historical past, with its bustling present. Plaza de Mayo This lovely square, which is the city’s historic center [Read more …]

Why Buenos Aires is our Favorite World-Class Latin American City

Why Buenos Aires is our Favorite World-Class Latin American City We have not yet visited all of Latin America’s largest cities, but we have been to many–Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Rio, Lima, Quito and Santiago. Although we were awed by Mexico City’s history and by Rio’s magnificent scenery, social life (especially the over-the-top week of [Read more …]

Buenos Aries Restaurants--Fancy, Plain and with Tango

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We tried to eat at a wide range of Buenos’ Aires restaurants, all types of specialties and price ranges. But as much as we sought diversity, one thing held pretty common through the entire trip—most of our (especially Dave and my) meals were based on meat. On one hand, we felt guilty for eating more [Read more …]

The Many Faces of Buenos Aries’ Palermo Section

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Palermo is a large area consisting of multiple sub-neighborhoods. There is the old residential section, Palermo Vieja, to the east, the hip Palermo Soho (named for its edgy resemblance to the New York neighborhood) to the west, and, a bit further north, the emerging Palermo Hollywood area (for its television and film industries). And this [Read more …]

Buenos Aries’ Recoleta Section

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We arrived at out hotel at 4:00 pm. No time to waste if we wanted to see the city in three days. Recoleta History After checking into our very comfortable apartment in the Recoleta district’s Art Suites, we appropriately began our tour at the Recoleta Cemetery, the home of the lovely mausoleums of the city’s [Read more …]

Buenos Aries’ San Telmo and La Boca Neighborhoods

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These neighborhoods, south of the central part of the city, are among the oldest of Buenos Aires residential neighborhoods. San Telmo This bohemian community, which had been quite run-down, has become a venue for artist studios, antique shops, restaurants and–as the neighborhood in which tango was invented–tango and jazz clubs. Although much of the neighborhood [Read more …]