Buenos Aires, Argentina

I LOVE Buenos Aires! It is my goal to one day teach at the Lincoln School in Buenos Aires. I think I could stay in that city for quite a few years and still be content. It is so international!

I traveled around Argentina for three weeks during my December break last school year. I will be posting my notes about the places I visited throughout this week.

Dec 17-18, 2012 I arrived at 2:30 AM in Buenos Aires. I stayed with a Couchsurfing host named Luchi. I had to take a taxi from the airport to her house for 250pesos or about $50 USD because the Metro wasn’t running at that time.

Casa Rosada, the President's Mansion

Casa Rosada, the President’s Mansion

That day I took a bus tour of the city by myself, had dinner with my host, and slept for a few hours (I had to share her bed) before I left for the airport at about 3 AM on the 18th.

Evita's grave in Recoleta

Evita’s grave in Recoleta

A church next to the Recoleta cemetery

A church next to the Recoleta cemetery

I was there again from Dec 30- Jan 2, 2013 I went to the Recoleta Cemetery with some people from my hostel (I wouldn’t mind exploring that cemetery more), a tango show, explored La Boca and Palermo, and celebrated New Year’s Eve. Do not stay at El Sol de Recoleta, it was too noisy and really dirty. Instead, go to the hostel I stayed at for three nights, Portal Del Sur which is in the center, beautifully restored, had a great breakfast, and is full of great people.

At my first Argentinian Tango lesson with a cute stranger

At my first Argentinian Tango lesson with a cute stranger

VIP seat and dinner for the Tango show

VIP seat and dinner for the Tango show

Front row view of the Complejo Tango show

Front row view of the Complejo Tango show

My new Brazilian and European friends from the hostel

My new Brazilian and European friends from the hostel on our way to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Puerto Madero

Famous street in La Boca neighborhood

Famous street in La Boca neighborhood

My favorite street art in La Boca. It translates like, "why are there so many people in the street when there are so many vacant houses?"

My favorite street art in La Boca. It translates like, “why are there so many people in the street when there are so many vacant houses?”

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