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Trip Report Buenos Aires in 4 days

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My friend owns a vinyard in the north of Argentina near Mendoza and i was lucky enough to go and stay with him for a few months... in the middle of my trip i had a 4 day break so i decided to do a whistle stop tour to Buenos Aires. Not really long enough i thought.. but i actually managed to fit in a huge amount of things in a short space of time, thanks to the great advice of my friend and his argentine friends. Anyway, i thought i'd share my experience to help anyone with a similarly short amount of time in Argentina's capital!

Stayed.... In the Art Factory Hostel in San Telmo. www.artfactoryba.com.ar A really lovely arty hostel in San Telmo. Great location in terms of being close to a lot of the major sights like Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada and Puerto Madero. The hostel was lovely and clean and i met nice people there. Plus they organise tours for you

Explored.... instead of doing the big yellow tourist bus that lots of tourists do, i opted for Bicicleta Naranja, a really cool little bike tour. They do different routes so you can pick the one that interests you most. The guides are really helpful and know their stuff

Explore some more... i did a Foto Ruta photography experience..www.foto-ruta.com, which was really great fun. A photography treasure hunt for people who want to explore parts of BA that are a bit more 'real' as opposed to the usual touristy routes. It was a great way of meeting like minded people, and you learn some interesting things about travel and street photography

Tango.... no trip to BA would be complete without some tango.. i went to La Catedral a really cool Milonga in Abasto. Really stunning place like a huge barn but full of tango dancers. And i took a tango lesson beforehand. Another milonga i went to was a bit more local, called Malditas in san telmo..much smaller and with a great accompanying band

Football... i went to see Boca juniors playing with a football tour company called Juancho (apparently going on your own can be a little bit dodgy.). This was probably one of the best things i did. The atmosphere was totally electric.

Art.... There are loads of galleries around the recoletta area (near the cemetary), i liked the Recoletta cultural centre as it was a bit smaller and more digestable

Night out... I went for cocktails at Milion, a beautiful traditional house with great drinks!

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