Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello dear!!

I wanted to close this great year with a blog post about my trip to Buenos Aires, one of the most beautiful places I have seen recently. I have to say that I wasn’t expecting it to be that beautiful and clean. Even though it gets crowded in popular areas, I it’s still a peaceful place. I have been there in November, which is spring in Argentina, so the weather was amazing as well.

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The most popular areas to hang out and explore are Palermo and Recoleta. Palermo is very hip, and full of great restaurants and bars. I do have some tips for you on the bottom of the page 🙂

Recoleta is more busy but the architecture in some streets is very historical and beautiful. I have also went to the touristy area La Boca, but just very quickly to see the famous place called ‘El Caminito’.

Everywhere we’ve been around the city we could notice more greens than in many other cities we traveled. Streets are full of very tall trees or palms, some of them have so much that even the sunlight can’t get through. I really love that vibe 🙂

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Palermo

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Palermo

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Palermo

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Palermo

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Recoleta

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Recoleta

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Recoleta

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San Telmo

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La Boca

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La Boca

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La Boca

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La Boca

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La Boca

What also amazed me a lot are the parks! First day we went to a very big park in Palermo, called Jardin Japones. There were tiny lakes, many running tracks, swans and lots of huge trees and palms. One part of the park was full of roses and other flowers that really are taken care of well.

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Jardin Japones

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Jardin Japones

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Jardin Japones

If you are a museum goer, I think you would love MALBA museum or Museum of Latin American Art. There were some very beautiful and interesting paintings and a good exhibition! Another beautiful place is the cemetery in Recoleta, as you can see from the photos below.

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From MALBA museum

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Recoleta Cemetery

In Recoleta there is a bookstore which used to be a theatre, called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It is one of the best bookstores in the city, and inside is just amazing. The lodges are turned into reading corners, stage is a restaurant and the rest is lots of bookshelves with pretty good selection.

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid

And how about some food talk as well? 🙂 Argentina is very very famous for it’s steaks, so even though I do not eat meat usually I had one and I have to say it was pretty good! We ate is at restaurant called La Cabrera, and I advise you to go there if you ever end up in Buenos Aires. Other good places to try are Green Bamboo- besides lovely Asian food they have a great pisco sour 🙂 Olsen is very beautiful place with lovely atmosphere, for food or drinks. Since I am more into eating green, I really loved restaurant called Mooi. We went there for sunday brunch and I was super happy with my roasted veggie salad. They have very healthy and diverse dishes on the menu, so everyone can find something they like.

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Mooi restaurant

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Pisco sour at Olsen

 

Btw, prior to my trip, I have been warned by lots of people that pickpocketing happens a lot and that Buenos Aires can be a dangerous city, but I didn’t have any unpleasant experience. Totally the opposite-people are very chilled and relaxed! Of course, I bet that the city center and suburbs can be dangerous but I never went there. Even the taxi drivers were pretty fair and never took us around in order to charge more.

I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at pictures! I wish everyone a great New Year, filled with happiness, health, travel and lots of love!

Xoxo,

Ela

 

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Buenos Aires from the plane