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Last Updated on June 11, 2020 by Dani

We have told you that Buenos Aires was our favorite destination in 2012, and shared all the things we think you shouldn’t miss when you go there, but what exactly is it that made us fall for Argentina’s capital? We’ve covered it in the Buenos Aires edition of our Things We Love series. Here are 33 things we love about Buenos Aires – some are random, some are specific to us (#31), but then there are also some things I think everyone who’s been to Buenos Aires can agree are awesome.

33 Things We Love About Buenos Aires

1 The tree-lined streets

Between the ornate European architecture and wide, tree-lined avenues, it often felt as if we were in Paris, not in Buenos Aires.things we love about Buenos Aires2 Ice cream

This city is an ice cream lover’s paradise. The minimum size is a cone with two big scoops, which is all we ever got, but people everywhere order 1/2 kilo or even a kilo of ice cream (that is 2.2 pounds of ice cream, for those of you who don’t do metric). The main chains are Freddo and Volta, and we also found this little cafe called Dieci on Avenida Santa Fe that had two heaping scoops for $3.

Ice cream in Buenos Aires3 Street art

Because it is not only NOT illegal but also socially acceptable, artists in BA have been able to create an outdoor museum of incredible street art, which we raved about here.
Street Art Buenos Aires

4 The dog walkers

The Argentine people love their dogs, but living in condos and apartments is tough on their canine friends. A law states that dogs must have plenty of time outdoors, so dog-walkers are hired and often have 10 or more dogs on a giant, braided leash together at once. Surprisingly, the dogs adjust well and walk proudly together as a pack. Adorable!

Buenos Aires dogwalkers

5 Cafe scene of Palermo

The independent little coffee shops and cafes that sprawl out onto the sidewalks in Palermo are great for coffee lovers, people watchers, digital nomads and sampling Argentine treats like homemade alfajores.

Palermo Cafe Scene Buenos Aires

6 San Telmo Market

San Telmo’s Sunday market was one of the best flea markets we have ever visited. The street performers, buskers and Brazilian drum groups, tango dancers and packed bars along the long street called La Defensa seems more like a big street party than am outdoor walking market.
San Telmo Sunday Market

7 The architecture

For the first few days before we went on our free Buenos Aires Walking Tour, we were constantly marveling over how European everything looked. We found out on the tour that ships in the 19th century brought agricultural goods to Europe and rather than return empty, they were weighed down with building materials for the Argentine elite.
Buenos Aires architecture8 PIZZA!

The pizza in Buenos Aires is incredible, you know how we feel about that!
buenos aires pizza argentina9 Tango

Unlike lost traditional dances of other countries, the Tango is still very much alive in the city. From the the Sunday market in San Telmo and tourist restaurants of La Boca to local milongas (tango bars), tango is everywhere in BA.
things we love about Buenos Aires10 The accent

Never in a million years did we think we’d fall for the distinct Argentine accent where ‘playa’ (beach) becomes ‘plaisha’ and ‘yo’ (I) become ‘sho’. In fact, when, on the first day we moved in to our Wimdu vacation rental, the porter asked if he could carry my backpack by saying ‘sho la shevo?’ I giggled at how funny it sounded and it took a long time to get used to hearing expats speaking the distinct dialect. Cut to six weeks later and it wasn’t just the accent that was so endearing, but also the rolling Italian rhythm and exaggerated hand gestures to match.

11 The smell of the flower stalls in every street
There are flower vendors in almost every street in Buenos Aires, and sometimes you can smell them before you even see them, conveniently masking the smell of garbage often piled up on the streets (hey, we didn’t say BA was perfect). We love that you can just pick up flowers anywhere!
flower vendor in buenos aires

12 Porteños working out 

What with all the pizza, steak and smoking as if the world were ending tomorrow (see ‘feeling like the city could fall apart at any moment’ below), you might get the impression that Porteños are an unhealthy bunch, but it’s quite the opposite. Gyms are everywhere and all morning ladies walk around with yoga mats under their arms, and popular outdoor workouts include running along Puerto Madero and doing boot camp or other exercises in the park (that’s me cooling down in the pic below).
buenos aires bootcamp palermo

13 The balance of old and new throughout the city

San Telmo is filled with antique shops and breezy squares, Palermo Hollywood has restaurants with glass store fronts and celebrity chefs. You can have an all-organic vegan lunch and spend the afternoon in an old school cafe with waiters dressed in black and white carrying big trays filled with espressos and medialunas, harking back to times before diets and low-fat butter. Monday to Friday people in suits and ties are glued to their smartphones, but weekends are reserved for taking it slow, with long drawn out asados (barbecues), late nights and lazy days in park.

14 Medialunas!

These flaky, sugary croissants are a popular breakfast dish in Argentina, not only in the capital, but there is just something so special about the deals in every cafe in town for Cafe con Leche (coffee with milk) and three medialunas in Buenos Aires.

things we love about Buenos Aires

15 The 9th of July avenue

Crossing this monster avenue with a total of 16 lanes takes between two and three traffic light cycles, but we love it for its shops, restaurants, hotels, the iconic obelisk and the grand  opera house, Teatro Colon.Buenos Aires Avenida 9 de Julio

16 Sunsets over Puerto Madero

We loved watching the sunset over Puerto Madero, a newly regenerated former port area of the city.

Puerto Madero at sunset

17 Confusing attitude towards protests and strikes

There are over 30 protests every week in Buenos Aires. Our second day in the city, we were on a city tour, and our guide Ana pointed out several ‘buses escolares’ (school buses) on the side of the road. “Uh oh,” she said almost indifferently, “there’s a protest.” Sure enough, down the road, hundreds of protestors were gathered on the 9th of July Avenue (none were school children; protestors just come into the city center on school buses). When we asked her why, she said, “Who knows, who cares.” One night, over one million protestors gathered in BA and several hundred thousand in cities around Argentina. We were having pizza not a mile away in a packed restaurant where no one seemed the least bit bothered. How people can so passionately take to the streets yet so casually block out the chants of others is a confusing element of Buenos Aires life.

buenos aires strike

18 Entrepreneurial expat community

The Argentine capital is overflowing with expats, thanks to very relaxed visa regulations and moderately enforced start-up rules. The expat community is fascinating, very in-the-know and fun to hang out with while in town.

19 Romantic local moments

The world’s middle and upper classes are so homogenous nowadays, so we loved how, on morning walks, we would often pass men and women in small, local cafes reading their newspapers and drinking coffee as if it were a century ago and everyone wasn’t in a race against the clock.

buenos aires neighborhood cafe20 The parks

What a green city! Like any other major capital city, sprawling cement covers much of Buenos Aires, but there are massive parks all throughout the center, some of which qualify as little forests. We spent many afternoons reading in the green spaces here.

things we love about Buenos Aires

21 The Recoleta neighborhood

Parisian style architecture lines this pristine neighborhood, most visitors to the city will pass through here at some point as it is home to the Recoleta cemetery where Evita Peron’s body is now buried.

Recoleta Buenos Aires

22 The feeling that the city could fall apart at any moment 

Protestors, chaos, lack of any level of faith in the government and increasingly suffocating inflation, Buenos Aires feels like a Latin powder keg ready to pop, and although you would think you should be scared of these elements coming to a head, instead the city feels electric, daring, and like you better live it up now before it all falls apart.

23 The strong guys who carry the buildings

Dani took loads of pictures of these guys holding up the city’s most beautiful buildings.

Buenos Aires stone figures

24 Multicultural City 

Spanish and Italian influence is obvious, but there is a large Jewish, Polish, English and Arab influence in the city, too.

25 The attitude toward LGBT rights

Argentina was the first South American country to pass full on marriage equality laws, and the LGBT community is completely integrated with very little homophobia in wider society – despite being a Latino and heavily Catholic country.

Buenos Aires LGBT

26 The dedication to Mate

Mate is a stimulant herbal drink, and the people of BA are addicted to it! People drink mate in the park, at work, in cafes and we often saw people refilling from their Thermoses right on the street.

Mate in Buenos Aires

27 The cemeteries

Massive above-ground mausoleums line what are like mini city streets in both of the major cemeteries in Buenos Aires. While most tourists visit the Recoleta, mentioned above, hardly anyone makes it out to the much bigger and more beautiful Chacarita cemetery that Dani visited a few days before we left town.

Buenos Aires cemeteries

28 The beautiful billboard holders

Much like the Metro station signs in Paris, the beautifully ornate green billboard holders in Buenos Aires are just one of those little, even subconscious, details that make BA such a romantic place.

buenos aires billboard madonna

29 El Ateno Grand Splendid Bookstore

What was once a grand theater is now the world’s greatest bookstore, and bibliophiles can devour literature while sipping coffee right on the theater’s stage.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Book Store Buenos Aires

30 The incredible amount of veggie restaurants

Meat, pizza, meat, meat, pizza. That was all we heard about BA before arriving, but it turns out that the people have a healthy attitude towards meatless meals!

Buenos Aires vegetarian food

31 Milka Stores!

Entire stores are dedicated to this popular German chocolate, and after months of bad chocolate choices, Dani was in absolute heaven being able to get back to her absolute favorite sugary vice!

buenos Aires milka stores

32 Public transportation

Sure, the buses might not stop all the way before you jump on, and getting change can be difficult at time. The Subte might not run very late and petty theft might be common, but using the city’s interactive online map, we were able to get around the city by bus (50 cents a ride) and subway ($1.25 a ride) super easily day and night.

33 The cats in the Botanical Gardens

Dozens of them all over the place, licking and cuddling all day long. Obviously Dani’s favorite place in BA, she even chose to spent a part of her birthday afternoon here!
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    1. Yes, the ice cream was incredible! We are still talking about our favorite ice cream places in Buenos Aires 🙂 Luckily one of them (Freddo) has a couple of branches in Santiago, too!

  1. I lived in BsAs for 2 months before heading NW to Salta. To be honest, I liked it but never really loved it the way so many do. I was happy to leave.

    But this post? You won me over. You made me realize that I also love all these things about the city.

    You perfectly capture the city. Including the constant protests and that feeling that at any second chaos could crack through the civilized surface.

    1. Thanks so much, Leigh! We are pretty excited to explore Argentina beyond Buenos Aires, and especially Salta – we’ve heard so many good things about it!

    1. Pauline – aren’t they just so good? And the best thing about Milka in Buenos Aires: they had Dulce De Leche Milka bars, which they don’t even have in the German-speaking countries, ha! Combining the best of both world 🙂

  2. Wow wow wow. I haven’t been to BA but you’ve definitely sold me! The food and architecture (that bookstore!) look amazing. #18’s mention of the vibrant expat community really appeals to me as well>

    I have to be careful while reading your blog though because you provide such convincing arguments to visit places that aren’t in my itinerary. If I’m not more cautious I’ll wind up zig zagging around the world in your wake 😉

    1. Thanks, Dave! That’s great to hear. The bookstore is just out of this world! And you can never have enough places to visit on your travel wish list 😉 I am sure you’ll make it to BA sooner or later 😀

    1. Oh Andi, we hope you will get to visit again soon!! Having an Argentine husband at least means that you are guaranteed to visit BA frequently, whereas we have no idea when we’ll be back 🙁

  3. The architecture reminds me so much of Spain and Portugal, and I swear the coffee shop with the old man in it is the EXACT replica of our go to BraCafe coffee stop near where we stayed in Barcelona. Every one of these photos not only explains why you love Buenos Aires, but also why I want to go there.

    1. Jan – isn’t it incredible how much the architecture resembles Europe?! I have to stop at the BraCafe (awesome name, btw!) next time we’re in Barcelona to see if it really is like that cafe in the picture 🙂

      1. Hi Dani, You will have to contact me first because there are lots of Bracafes in Barcelona and they all look different, It is a Spanish Chain, but I did not see it anywhere else in Spain, only Barcelona. The one in our neighbourhood was very small, while in others areas they could be quite large.

  4. BA is my favourite city in the world! I loved it so much when I went a few years ago. Ha ha, love the dog walkers. But why was there no Milka shop when I went? I would have raided that place!

    1. The dog walkers are AWESOME!! Looking at the amount of dogs each and every one of them takes care of, they are making good money 😉 Wait… no Milka stores when you were in BA?? No Milka in the stores either? Dulce de leche Milka was one of my favorite discoveries in BA!

  5. One of these days I’ll make it here. I’ve heard so many good things about it and it sounds like a city we’d totally fall in love with as well. Why is Argentinian visa so tough to get? 🙁

    1. Jill – I really hope you can get the visa one day and visit – such a shame that it is so difficult for you 🙁 I am 100% sure that you’ll fall in love with the city.

    1. Thanks, Dea! I loved your post! Also wanted to include the Linea A subway in our post but we found out that the wooden carts stopped running last Sunday 🙁

  6. You two are making me homesick! I was so in love with so many of these things. I am just bummed you guys visited a year too late for ME to show you around. I went to the gay pride march both years I lived there, and it was just such a great vibe. I miss those purple trees so much, and, of course, the ice cream!

  7. Jess, Dani! We just arrived in BA yesterday, and have already started to fall in love with it! We can’t wait to eat our way through the city and discover all those hidden jems. We’ll definitely be following your recommendations. We’re going to do the free walking tour today, I think, to get better orientated.

    1. Sam, great to hear that you’ve arrived in BA! Hope you will enjoy the city as much as we did 🙂 I saw on your website that you’ve already made it to La Esquina de las Flores, yay! Looking forward to reading more about your indefinite adventure and hope to meet you two somewhere in Patagonia!

    1. Dave – that’s awesome! I hope BA will still be the same when you get there, and that prices have not gone through the roof by then (inflation was crazy while we were there and we saw price rises even in those short six weeks!)

  8. Oh, you are making me miss BA so much! It’s the one place in SA that we really want to return to at some point.

    We used to get the half kilo of helado all the time! Not that we ate it all at once but we liked having it on hand 🙂 Sometimes we even got it delivered to us – I love that you can get everything imaginable delivered in the city.

    Although with the helado, empanadas, and Simon’s daily afternoon visits to the bakery to tide us over until the late dinner, it was not the most healthy time!

    1. Erin – I hope you get to return soon! Maybe wait until the prices crash, though 😉 The problem with buying the half kilo ice cream was that we couldn’t control ourselves – knowing that it’s in the freezer meant we needed to eat it all at once 😀 I know what you mean about not the most healthy time – we ate way too many sweets and empanadas and pizzas – and in the end I got terribly addicted to churros.. Our bodies were happy when we left, I think 😉

  9. Great post capturing so many little underrated aspects of the city that I think we didn’t appreciate enough when we were there! Such a unique city

    1. Aiko – I think we are painting a slightly different picture of BA, being vegetarians 😀 It definitely is a meat loving city though! As for clothing – it will be hot next month! We usually wore capris and t-shirts. Had not heard of the Steps of Selaron, btw, but loved your post about it!! Incredible!

  10. About the pronunciation for “playa.” Argentina actually has the second largest population of Croatian immigrants (and decendants) outside of the USA. The word in Croatian for beach is “plaža” which is pronounced pretty similar to the “plaisha” you mentioned! Might be part of it, though maybe not.

    1. Carol – that’s interesting! It might definitely have something to do with the pronunciation. We had just heard that Croatians had such a large population in Argentina when we got there, we didn’t know that before.

  11. It all looks wonderful but I particularly love the architecture and the tree lined avenues.. oh, and the ice cream, the cats.. the pizza… Recoleta…. everything!

    1. Tree-lined streets make such a difference – and we were there in spring when all the Jacaranda trees where bright purple 🙂 So many things to love about Buenos Aires!

    1. Thanks, Steph! #22 was probably the most fascinating thing about Buenos Aires – everybody was living it up as if there was no tomorrow 😀

  12. Thanks for a great article. BsAs was always on the top of my list of “must go” places and my first international travel destination. I rented an apartment in Palermo Botanico and lived like a Porteno for a week. I fell in love with the city for all the reasons you list above. I’ve been back once since that first visit but you’ve reminded me I need to go back again!

    1. Steve, I bet it has changed quite a bit since your first visit – definitely a good place to go back to! We’ve only left BA about six weeks ago but we’re already longing to go back. Just a great city! 🙂

  13. I’m going to BA in October to study Spanish for a bit, and after reading this entry I’m even more excited for it! I can’t wait to make it my home for 2 or 3 months :). I also laughed out loud at the “the strong guys who carry buildings” part. Great post!

    1. Thanks Kristine – you’re going to have a blast in BA. Learning Argentine Spanish should be fun, especially since they express about half of their emotion through hand gestures – it’s awesome, like Italians! 😉

  14. I only had 3 nights there. I was gutted I couldn’t give it the time it deserved. Totally agree with loads of the points you make though. The tree-lined streets in Palermo are great for a stroll. I nearly got knocked down on 9th of July though. Must obey the green (or is it white) man in future!

    1. Ah well, you can always go back at some point! I know what you mean about the 9th of July – we lived right off of it and had to cross it constantly – very big, busy road for sure!

  15. Amazing list!! Those dog-walkers really are something else lol. I got to spend an unforgettable three weeks there with some of the ladies who beat me to the comment box above. We love it there!

    1. There is something about BA that brings such interesting expats to town, too. We found a great little group there, too, like you guys had – we should all have some sort of blogger house down in BA for a month or so and see what kind of magic comes out of that!

  16. I am Argentine and I live in Buenos Aires, thank you for making me realize once again the beautiful city I live in. the The magnificent one of a kind in the world Colon Theater and a shopping center like Patio Bullrich (it used to be a place where race horses were auctioned and was renovated) are missing tough.

    1. Hi Ingrid! Glad you like the article as a local 🙂 As for the ‘missing’ places, we’ve listed our top things, but I am sure other people would include other places and things instead 😉

  17. Great post! I’ve lived in Buenos Aires almost full-time since 2007, and sometimes I start to focus too much on all the things I *don’t* love about Buenos Aires, so it’s great to read a new perspective that reminds me of what made me fall in love with the city to begin with.

    1. Hey Amy – there are definitely plenty of aspects of BA life that would be hard (garbage, dog poo and strikes come to mind), but I’m glad our post could kind of remind you why you love the city in the first place! Shame we didn’t meet up while we were there!

  18. I’m from Buenos Aires. Excellent report. I love Pedro Goyena avenue, at Flores district. Is very nice, with old buildings and trees.

  19. Great article! Reminds us why we love this city as well! The only thing you’re missing is ‘biking” in Buenos Aires! We invite you to come check out the city on two wheels with us. Cheers 🙂

    1. Hi Robin! We attempted to do a bike ride one day but our tour guide actually didn’t find us and the whole thing fell apart. Then we tried to get on the free ones but you need to actually be a resident to use them.We would LOVE to take you up on your offer to bike BA when we get back there (which we will, no doubt about that!).

  20. I would love to visit Argentina and juggle a soccer ball amidst great talent. I hope I can easily find a dog walking job as a way to finance my city tours 🙂

  21. Ahhh… this brings back so many memories of the month I spent in Argentina (trying to learn some Spanish with that lovely accent!) 🙂

    1. Thanks, Turtle! At first we found it a bit odd when ‘gringos’ spoke with an Argentine accent, but I guess when you learn it there, you pick it up quickly 😀 By the end of our time in town we found ourselves saying ‘Sh’ instead of ‘y’, too 😀

  22. Totally agree with most of your selections (not big on the pizzas or the medialunas though) :).
    Let me add a couple of mine:
    – Parillas, for those who love meats….Baires parillas have the best steaks, filets and BBQ’s.
    – Music scene is amazing. Huge underground scene as well. I strongly suggest the “Orquestra Tipica Fernandez Fierro” show for a taste of modern and funky tango
    – A visit a La Bonbonerra (Boca juniors stadium) is a must for those who love football/ soccer. “La catedral del futebol”. Amazing athmosphere.

    1. Hey Charles, thanks for the additional tips. We have talked about the Parillas in general, but as we are vegetarians, don’t feel confident recommending one. If you had a fav, that would be great. The funky tango orquestra sounds very cool and we’ll have to check it out next time we’re in town. We honestly couldn’t be too fussed about the Boca Juniors and the stadium, though, because they seem to make it so expensive and packaged for tourists, funneling them all into one section and paying 4x the price for tickets. If you know a way that toursits can get their hands on tickets like a regular ‘ol local, then we’d be more than happy to promote it (and go!).

    1. Oh, we love it and so will you! 🙂 The only thing that we are nervous about is right now inflation is slowly but surely increasing and we are not sure if, at some point this year, there might be another crisis of some kind. But, I guess that would make the ice cream and pizza even cheaper…:)

  23. We stayed in Buenos Aires too long time, altogether 9 months. We should have left a few months earlier. The last 3 months turned all the nice things sour. We had a fixed time rental agreement paid upfront that made leaving earlier too expensive.

    Instead of dog walkers we saw endless piles of dog shit everywhere and tango classes were so chaotic with teachers and steps changing every time so that eventually we did not learn anything. It is one of the very few places on earth that we avoid.

    1. I totally get this – and while I can see what you mean about the piles of dog shit being very typically Buenos Aires, I have to say that this is a very common part of living long-term abroad. It’s is stage 2 of the four stages – you have Euphoria/Honeymoon stage, which lasts up to six months. Very commonly there is then a downtown into the Frustration and Rage stage. It is here when expats feel separate – ‘why can’t they just do it this way’, ‘why do ‘they’ have to do this and this’, etc. At this point people either remain and transition happily into Stage 3, the stage of Understanding and Acceptance or they take off and leave. After Stage 3 you get to Stage 4 – Acclimatization, where you become fully bicultural or even relate more with your adopted home than your original country/culture. So, it makes sense that you would have started to only see piles of shit everywhere. Believe me, I’ve had this happen in Guatemala, Germany and England, too, but in the end, it’s all a part of a process…

  24. We just left BsAs after a month there and we loved it! We hope to get back there in warmer weather sometime, though, as June was a little cool for my taste. But yes, loved every one of those things! And for a parilla, El Trapiche in Palermo Hollywood was our favorite cheapish option.

    1. We were there in the absolute hottest months, and I’d like to see it a little cooler (but Dani was very happy for the heat!). Thanks for the note on El Trapiche!

    1. Sabés que – habiamos comido tantos alfajores que llegamos a un punto en que nisiquiera queriamos verlos 🙂 Pero en realidad, los alfajores son puro argentino, y los deberiamos haberlos incluido 🙂

  25. Hello this post is the tipical bullshit that some naive Americans or bored european people use to post about those places they visit. Almost nothing in here is real. Its a fake romatic-touristic view from the hill.. Only Tango, Puerto madero stands out from the rest… Buenos aires is not París… Better icecreams You get in Itally…pizza in NYC… And the rest… Well, Porteños must face those lovely things as a daily living helll… Please don get people wrong or at least get the full picture of It. And with a return ticket to cozy homes It’ s great to see things diffrently from the real truth. Buenos Aires is a dirty, unfriendly, noisy, crazy, neurotic, dangerrouly, and schyzofrenic city. Just like we, porteños, aré. Greetings from Milano, Italy.

    1. Hi Christian, I can see where you are coming from, although you needn’t call the article bullshit. I’ll take the time to reply, however, because it is an interesting point you make. So firstly – the article is called 33 things we LOVE. So the angle of this particular post is positive.

      Second, take the time to read the site and you will see that Dani and I have traveled all over the world, to over 40 countries on four continents and have lived for long periods of time around the world. This includes six weeks in Buenos Aires, much longer than the average tourist. Also, we have opted to be ‘homeless’ and do not even have a ‘cozy’ home to go back to.

      Because we have seen the world from so many different angles, I feel we have a fairly good idea of how Buenos Aires fits in to the world picture. You can say that Buenos Aires is a dirty, unfriendly city – so much so that you left it to live in Milan, I assume. But many people would say the same of Milan, Paris or New York – especially New York! There are millions of things to dislike there, very equal in many ways to BsAs. Injustice, homeless people, illegal searches of underprivileged youth based on racial profiling, guns, drugs, you name it.

      We were never intending for a post called 33 Things We Love About Buenos Aires to be a hard-hitting journalistic piece on the economic and political woes of a capital city set within a country faced with mismanagement and corruption. Everything we wrote about is real. It is all there. There are hundreds of great things we didn’t mention and of course thousands of things to complain about, too.

      We run a travel publication and the purpose of our travel writing is to create a relatable entry point to encourage people to interact with the world. To go out and see it and learn about it for themselves. Again, everything we wrote about here is absolutely, undeniably a part of Porteño life. This piece includes what inspired us in BsAs and what other people traveling to the city might also enjoy. Simple as that.

      1. Jess, your answer is pecfect!

        The article is really good and It makes me feel proud about the city I live.

        So sad for you Christian, please do not come back never…


      2. I agree with Christian – why paint such an untrue picture of somewhere? There are certainly some beautiful and wonderful things in BA but the majority of the city is really not like this at all. What a disappointment. There is nothing worse than arriving somewhere having looked at these travel blocs / magazines only to find that the cleverly taken photographs are a very far cry from the truth!

  26. As a porteño (Buenos Aires dweller) I´m proud of my city! Thank you for this amazing blog. Great information and jewels within!

  27. Che, pibe! I came to your blog though Fabio’s site and I must say I completely agree with him. You made an incredible article about my city. It makes me really proud to live here! You managed so well to describe so many thinks that are really awesome here! I LOVE them all! As some negative people pointed out, it’s also true that there are many “bad” things as well . But I agree with you too there. Every city have them, don’t they? Once again, excellent article!

      1. Haha I was doubting whether to point the same out to you…those are just sponsored “kioskos”…there are also Coca Cola kioskos 🙂

        I (100% porteña) LOATHE dog walkers. Foreigners may see the funny/cute? side to it but I am fed up with all the dog poop in the streets. It gets even worse if you have to push a wheelchair, stroller or walk with your toddler child, you have to scan the sidewalk ALL THE TIME to avoid the wheels, your feet and your child’s feet to step on poopoo!

        IMHO, Chungo icecream is better than Freddo 🙂 you should try next time!

        I liked your article, it’s true BA has many many bad aspects but that’s not the city’s fault, but the people’s who live in it…(not including me of course lol) saludos!

        1. Hi Augusta – thanks for telling us about Chungo… we missed them somehow but now they’re on our list of things to try next time we’re in BA 🙂 I think dog poo on sidewalks is a problem in most cities these days 🙁 As for the Milka kiosks – I’d love to be able to just run up to a kiosk right now and just get a bar of Milka. Haven’t seen any Milka in Peru so far 🙁

  28. BA is a magic city! I miss it sooo much! I hope to be in my ciry soon! Thanks for sharing that with all of us! We feel proud of our special city! 🙂

  29. Looks very beautiful indeed however I was there in March 12, the city was very dirty, very busy, very run down. Street crime is very high. Would have loved to have seen this aspect but definitely saw nothing like it.

  30. I’m from Buenos Aires. Right now I’m living in the USA for a year. Let me tell you that you made my heart melt in 2 seconds just thinking about how much I miss my city and its culture. Those streets and different neighborhoods with so many things to see and all of them so special and unique. I love that you love my city because I do thing it has something so romantic and powerful. I invite everybody to visit it. Believe me, you will fall in love with BA too.

  31. Hi! Congratulations on your blog!!!. I´m Argentine and could have never pictured the city as good as you did!

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