South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Travel by Bus in Peru
  2. 2 Travel Agent Recommendation for Patagonia
  3. 3 Safety in Rio?
  4. 4 Trip Report Trip Report - Peru - Long
  5. 5 Tours to Machu Picchu
  6. 6 New to traveling, and I need help.
  7. 7 Trip Report Sacred Valley/Inca Trail April 2015 Trip Report
  8. 8 Trip Report Argentina Trip report
  9. 9 Pantanal tour prices
  10. 10 My Lima Layover
  11. 11 Strike Peru May 27-28 - urgent decision
  12. 12 Trip Report Not your usual Lima Layover Trip Report
  13. 13 Areas to stay in Rio de Janiero and Buenos Aires
  14. 14 Absolute must in 3-4 days in Galapagos
  15. 15 Planning Trip to Patagonia and Wine Country
  16. 16 Do you need passes to see machu picch?
  17. 17 Travel in Brazil or visit Machu Picchu?
  18. 18 It's Restaurant Week in Lima til 24 May
  19. 19 Hostels in Rio de Janeiro
  20. 20 Recommended tour companies for the Galapagos Islands
  21. 21 Itinerary Advice..+/- days advice
  22. 22 recommended hostels in lima and cuzco
  23. 23 tours and tips
  24. 24 Transportation from Santiago airport to Valparaiso or Vina del Mar
  25. 25 Best plan for 6 days between Cuenca and Quito?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Sisters trip to Argentina and Chile

Jump to last reply

Hopefully we will get a chance to post a more formal trip report later however I thought I'd post a few initial details.

We arrived in Buenos Aires several days ago and are having a wonderful time. We rented an apartment in the Recoleta/Retiro area. The location is convenient, with a nice cafe downstairs, a wine store on the corner and a deli/mini market a block away.

We were so fortunate to have a warm, wonderful welcome by a certain "Ambassador" to Buenos Aires. Thank you AV!

We had a fabulous brunch at the Alvear Art Hotel. The staff were extremely accommodating and the buffet was a vast array of delectable delights. The quality was fabulous. The only criticism we could make was that the beef was overcooked, although very tasty.

Since then we strolled through San Telmo market, spent a day wandering through Recoleta and spent another day shopping and meandering in Palermo Soho. We're not sure where the days go!

We have begun our empanada survey and while we are still early in our investigations the highest ranked so far goes to Des Snivel in San Telmo. We are accepting recommendations for further investigations in this regard, so please pass them along!

One thing we have not been successful with so far is locating a good place to buy fresh vegetables, particularly green vegetables. While some supermercados do have vegetables the freshness and choice is questionable.


The most wonderful observation so far is that Portenos are incredibly helpful to poor, confused turistas! Everywhere we have gone we have been met with smiles and kindness. What more could you ask for?

Now if we could only adjust to the late meal times we would be all set!

N y C

32 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement