The final destination on my month long excursion around South America was Buenos Aires. Extremely relaxed, effortless, rich in culture and nightlife.
With Peru, Bolivia, Chile & Mendoza passing by as a rapid series of events, time seemed to slow down in Buenos Aires. And thank god it did as at this point I was utterly exhausted! I spent four days in this metropolis, taking in the best sights, sounds, smells and tastes.
I was staying in the Recoleta neighbourhood which is quite an up-market area but I felt that most streets in the city resembled that of Europe. French-like windows and balconies and colonial-style architecture.
One of my favourite things about Buenos Aires are these trees called Jacaranda with extremely beautiful purple flowers which engulf the entire city! They make it look like it’s always spring in this part of the world.
One of my favourite buildings in the city was the National Bank of Argentina. It was a slightly downcast day when I took this picture which makes the turquoise roof stand out brilliantly!
You can’t come to Buenos Aires and not go to a Tango show! Beautiful, emotional and soulful.
I spent the first day or two exploring the newer parts of Buenos Aires and the next two around the old. Each part had something new and different to offer and almost its own culture. Fresh empanadas, dramatic Tango and the super chic Recoleta were the highlights of my first few days.
More on the rest of Buenos Aires in my next post!
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