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snowboarder Feb 25th, 2007 02:06 PM

New Year's Eve - Rio or Buenos?
We are going to SA for the first time
in December. We will spend most of the time
in Patagonia, but will come back to Iguazu
and we have to pick a city for New Year's Eve.
We think Rio is nicer (judging by the layout
and the pictures), Buenos just looks like
a poor version of Paris or Rome...
But I heard Rio was more dangerous...
Can you help us with some of your


purizio Feb 25th, 2007 06:27 PM

Not just a poor version of Paris or Rome, but a more affordable one!. And with it's own flavour.

Anyway, the place to spend NYE depends on what you like, and whether you'll stay just 1 day in the city or more.

For scenery/landscape: Rio
Beaches: Rio
NYE fireworks etc: Rio

Cultural life: Both BUT more Buenos Aires
Heat: Both (and I'm talking about weather AND about people).

Architecture: Buenos Aires
Safety: Buenos Aires
Steak and wine: Buenos Aires

purizio Feb 25th, 2007 06:36 PM

Oops, wrong button...I was saying:

Partying: BOTH

So, if it's just for NYE (just that day/night), I'd say RIO. If you are thinking of a longer visit, then you should consider what are you interested in, as they are 2 very different cities.

wcbert Feb 28th, 2007 09:45 AM

If you think BA is a "poor" version of Paris or Rome you should go to Rio.

BA is differnet and it is not like Paris or Rome.

That like saying Paris is a poor version of Rome. Rome is different from Paris and you should go for the differnce.


AlohaBoston Mar 2nd, 2007 01:54 PM

We were in BA for New Year's ..everything shuts down. The tradition is to spend time with family. The city was absolutely dead. If we had planned properly, would have opted for more time in Patagonia.

realoc Mar 2nd, 2007 07:14 PM

and the tradition in Rio everynight seems to be.... running in the streets for tourists.... And yes we have been there...

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