09.03.2007 - 17.03.2007 26 °C
When travelling in Latina America you hear a lot of people going on about how wonderful Buenos Aires is so expectations are high when you arrive.
Buenos Aires has the same grandeur as Paris, London or Saint-Petersburg. You can walk around Bs As for hours and hours, boca abierta, admiring the beautiful buildings, they reminded me of Paris all the time, squares, statues, avenues, parks and, of course, muchachas muy lindas! Bs As lives, it is open 24/7, there is always something to do and it has a magnificent night life.
Buenos Aires has quite a few barrios, amongst others:
San Telmo with its famous feria
Of course, La Boca
And Microcentro with its Plaza de Mayo
Buenos Aires is music, too. Tango dancing and street musicians playing in the streets, loads of very cheap cd-shops etc. Argentinian bands I can recommend: Los Rodriguez, Andrés Calamaro, Los Palmeras, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Dancing Mood, Mercedes Sosa,... Elektro-Tango is very popular nowadays in Buenos Aires, you can hear it at any time in the centre of Bs As. Best groups: Otros Aires, Bajofondo Tango Club and Gotan Project. Go and watch them en vivo, they are amazing!
I spent the first night in The Tango-Inn HI Hostel but did not like it one bit because it is too big hence too unpersonal and it is dominated by English-speakers.
I found a much better hostel, Mantengase Hostel, also in San Telmo. It is much smaller and the majority of the guests is Spannish-speaking. I shared a dorm with four Colombians and one Argentinian, lovely people, we had a few good nights out.
So, that's about it, really, wish I can go back soon to this lovely continent called Latina América. Soy loco por ti América.
Que les vaya bien amigos!