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Back from Buenos Aires

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We just returned from BA and received many good suggestions from this forum. Here is a brief summary of some of our activities/thoughts:

We stayed at the Art Suites in Recoleta. We are a family of 4, and the apartment worked out really well for us. Lots of good advice from the staff and doormen about things to do--and very nice people. The neighborhood was great; we mostly ate there in restaurants that weren't in the guidebooks.

We spent 6 nights in BA--with two day trips: One to Tigre and one to Colonia. In Tigre we went on a small boat with Safari Delta, which we liked a lot.

We watched Evita before we went to BA and found that the movie helped us appreciate her importance to the country. We went to the Evita museum and to the Recoleta cemetery.

Based on a suggestion in this forum, we went to the milonga at La Confiteria Ideal at around 5:30 pm on a Monday. It was fascinating to watch.

We took the free BA walking tours--both the morning historical tour at 11 and the cultural/Recoleta tour at 5 pm. They were really worthwhile.

One touristy restaurant that we went to was El Sanjuanino for empanadas, which we liked both for the food and the service. We also tried both Freddo and Volta for ice cream...hard to decide which we liked better.

We did hail taxis in the street--but only radio taxis. In the restaurants the waiters warned us to be careful with our purses and keep them on our laps. One of the women that we met on our walking tour had a gold chain pulled off her neck on a busy street corner. We didn't wear jewelry, and we didn't have a problem--though we always were on guard.

All in all we had a great trip and felt that we spent the right amount of time in BA. We like cities and did a lot of walking in different neighborhoods. Even though we had read a lot about BA, it exceeded our expectations.

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