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Trip Report BA is even more wonderful the 2nd time around

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I love BA ' such a fabulous city! We spent 5 days out of a 2 week trip in Argentina in BA'at the beginning for 2 nights and at the end for 3 nights. Didn't do much of anything while in BA, just enjoyed walking around, sitting in cafes, strolling thru the parks, shopping in all the boutiques and eating ice cream and dulce de leche. I apologize to locals if there is a dulce de leche shortage as I think I may have eaten much of your cities' supply.

Stayed in San Telmo at the start and really enjoyed that neighborhood. We sat Saturday in Plaza Dorrego and watched them slowly set up for the fereria on Sunday and watched the tango dancers spin about. We wandered up one street and down another, into one store and then another. Stopped for an ice cream at Freddo's-didnt love it. Had a fabulous dinner at Amici Mei. Then ended the night at some café and watched more tango dancing with some folkloric dancing mixed in. And yes, I did try my hand or rather feet at dancing'not so good. On Sunday, of course, there was the fereria and fun to watch the jammed neighborhood really hopping. Again, we just sauntered about with no goals or destinations in mind. We did check out Confiteria Ideal and loved watching everyone tango. That night we saw the younger generation go at it in Plaza Dorrego. It was amazing to see the difference in the neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday and the difference between the dancers at Confiteria Ideal and in the Plaza that night.. Stayed at Hotel Babel and review is on TA. On Monday we were off to the gorgeous NW.

Nine days later we excitedly landed back in BA and headed for our Hotel in Palermo Soho, the Miravida Soho. And was it hot??? Unreal'felt just like DC in August. Our hotel lost power twice and each time we prayed it wouldn't stay out for any length of time which it did not. Again we spent 3 days wandering and watching and eating and drinking'loved it. We explored Las Canitas and thought that a really nice neighborhood. Saw a tango show at Café Tortini. Just a comment here on prices-4 years ago we paid $2USD to go to Café Tortoni, this time about 70ARD. Had some fabulous meals at Social Parasio, Sirop and Sotto Voce. Good lunches at Bar Uriate and La Cupertina. For ice cream I indulged at Volta and Scannapieco in Palermo at Cordoba 4826 which was heavenly. Then after the rain deluge on Saturday we sadly headed to EZE for our long flight back home. But we shall return'
Thanks to all for all your recommendations and advice. We put it to good use.

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