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Mark Aug 13th, 2002 10:55 AM

Trip to Argentina
I am planning a trip to Argentina for about 2 weeks. What area is recommended in Buenos Aires? What are considered the "must-see" sights? Can anybody who has been there recently or is familiar with the city reassure me on the safety? wheather in October? Would appreciate info on day trips. Thank you for any suggestions.

maria Aug 13th, 2002 12:26 PM

Mark,<BR><BR>Whether the purpose of your trip is fun or business, stay in Recoleta. Recoleta is the best option hands down. It is the kind of place you can stroll the streets and look for nice restaurants/shops on foot, and also see the major attractions. <BR><BR>Do not spend two weeks in Buenos Aires. 5/6 days is the ideal stay. You WILL want to do a lot of shopping. Everything is very cheap after the devaluation: you see tourists loaded with shopping bags everywhere.<BR><BR>Day trips: go to San Antonio de Areco for the ?gaucho feeling? (120 km. from Buenos Aires), or Colonia in Uruguay (45 min. on hydrofoil). <BR>Must sees: Visit the north (Salta and Jujuy are overwhelming), Iguaz&uacute; Falls, and the South. These places are reached after a two hours flight from the domestic airport.<BR><BR>October and November are the best months wheatherwise -mid 20s- About safety, you're not likely to have any problem if you take the precautions that you would take in any other big city: watch for pickpockets in tourist sites and do not walk alone at night in non-central places.<BR><BR>Please contact me for further info.<BR><BR>Maria<BR>

topping Aug 15th, 2002 11:03 AM

ttt for more suggestions.

info Aug 16th, 2002 07:39 AM

Don't forget San Telmo on Sundays for a great antique market and people dancing tango in the streets.

Mary Aug 25th, 2002 02:04 PM

October is a good month to come, because on spring you have sunny days and warm weather. The best area to stay is Recoleta, no doubt! Now is not as safesty as it used to be, but if you stick to the "nice" neighborhoods there is no problem. Check to find the rest, it is a cool site !

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