Buenos Aires, Also known as the Paris of South America and well worth at least a week of your time to explore in depth. This city is filled with so many amazing sights, sounds and smells.
Apart from the must sees you will see touted on every itinerary of Buenos Aires that include Recoleta, the colourful La Boca and a tango show, My must do experiences in Bs As include spending a Sunday strolling around the markets in the neighbourhood of San Telmo which are brimming with antiques, local handicrafts, cafes and local musicians performing. We actually bought a few Quilmes (local beer) from the supermarket and spent the afternoon dancing in the streets to the Tony Montana band – This was one of my favourite moments!
You can not miss the La Bomba De Tiempo percussion performance at the Konex warehouse in Abasto on a Monday night. A cool mix of locals, expats and foreigners that come together to dance and connect over the hypnotic beats – This one is definitely off the standard tourist trail and a MUST DO for anyone that loves musica!
You also need to get yourself on a foodie tour of Bs As with the guys from BA Bikes. These awesome men will spend half a day cycling around the city with you while giving you a locals view of the history and stopping multiple times to taste many of their local delicacies like empanadas and dulce de leche gelato. I am still salivating at the thought of these emapanadas, I will be back for these again!
If you still have time to spare you can easily take a full day trip over to the beautiful village of Colonia in Uruguay. Taking a 9am ferry over and a 4pm ferry back with Buquebus will give you enough time to wander the cobblestone streets, dive into their history, have a leisurely lunch with some regional wine and take plenty of photos… This place is an instagrammer’s dream.
Until next time Buenos Aires, Te Amo!
Love, Dana x