Buenos Aires is the capital, and largest city, of Argentina, currently the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American
European style ... Latin flair! What a wonderful vacation destination!
Feb 5, 2010
Learn to Tango, dance the tango, watch the tango or learn about tango; Look for Evita Peron's grave at the Recoleta Cemetery; Take in a raucous soccer match; Max out your cholesterol count with the astonishingly decadent meat dishes; Try the ubiquitous mate tea and bargain for a souvenir gourd Succumb to the allure of an afternoon coffee and cake; Discover the joy of contemporary Latin American art; Take in Plaza de Mayo and discover that Argentinians protest at the drop of a sombrero; Mull over a fine Mendoza Malbec; or Simply indulge in people watching in the almost innumerable beautiful parks! A vibrant European style city with a distinct hospitable Latin flair! Beware of the pickpockets and the "bird-shit" scam!
I had a mixed-feelings adventure in Bs As. Being American, I felt that many people held that against me (and cab drivers would drop us off in the wrong place if we spke english!). I also witnessed a lot of petty crime just sitting down at a outside cafe. However, I did enjoy the city life and the majority of people I met were friendly, and I leaned a lot about the culture and history of Argentina/Bs As when I was there and it was very enjoyable!