Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was by far one of the most beautiful places I have traveled that I did not have enough time to explore.

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After our Fulbright conference in Uruguay came to an end, my friends and I took a boat from the port in Montevideo to the city of Buenos Aires.

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Sarah and Kat on our boat to BA

My friends and I only had two and a half days to see everything, but we did a pretty good job at filling up our schedule with all of the must-see attractions in the city.

When we arrived on a Friday afternoon, we went to our AirBNB to check in and drop off our bags. Then, we found some delicious Argentine empanadas and decided to go to an art museum.

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There are tons of museums in BsAs, but we chose to go to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. We spent a couple hours exploring in the museum before walking around the city a little more and finding a place to eat for dinner.

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Cafe stop of the day: El Gato Negro on Avenida Corrientes. Enough tea to fill my heart with joy.

On Saturday morning, we went to Recoleta Cemetery. We took one of the free guided tours that allowed us to walk around the cemetery and listen to stories of all of the famous people who are buried there.

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The tombstones are enormous, and it was fascinating to learn about the history and all of the people who are buried there.

After we explored the Recoleta Cemetery, we walked around some more before finding lunch. Of course, when in Argentina you have to eat asado and drink lots of wine. So, that is exactly what we did.

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We went to a place called La Vaca Loca, which is basically an all you can eat place that is known for a variety of delicious meats. We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that the all you can eat price included a bottle of wine…. each.

Nothing like drinking a little too much wine at 2:00 in the afternoon.

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La Boca, BsAs

After lunch, we took a taxi to a neighborhood called La Boca, which is known for its colorful houses and unique art. We had a little too much fun exploring the streets and making purchases that was likely very informed by the red wine…

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Enjoying the streets of La Boca

The next thing on our “must-see” list were the landmarks. The architecture in Buenos Aires is absolutely beautiful. My favorite building was La Casa Rosa (the pink  house), the residence of the president.

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La Casa Rosa

The Teatro Colon was also astonishingly beautiful. Especially at night.

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Teatro Colon

In the evening we walked along Avenida Corrientes, known for its nightlife. We went in and out of a few different cafes, and of course, we had to have some alfajores.

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Alfajores and coffee

It was a beautiful, but very, very long day. All of the walking around had us wiped out, and we only had another half of a day to enjoy the city!

On Sunday, we only had the morning and early afternoon to before we had to head to the airport. We decided to spend our morning at the Eva Peron museum. It was a beautiful tribute to her life and legacy as one of Argentina’s greatest First Ladies.

After exploring the museum, we took a walk in the Bosques del Palermo. A beautiful park with some lovely flowers and botanical gardens.

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Before heading to the airport, we had one last delicious Argentine/Italian meal and some wine. But don’t worry, we only shared one bottle this time.

 

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