Trip to Argentina

Old Aug 13th, 2002, 10:55 AM
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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.
 
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 12:26 PM
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Mark,

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.

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.

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).
Must sees: Visit the north (Salta and Jujuy are overwhelming), Iguazú Falls, and the South. These places are reached after a two hours flight from the domestic airport.

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.

Please contact me for further info.

Maria
 
Old Aug 15th, 2002, 11:03 AM
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ttt for more suggestions.
 
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 07:39 AM
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Don't forget San Telmo on Sundays for a great antique market and people dancing tango in the streets.
 
Old Aug 25th, 2002, 02:04 PM
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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 www.argentinago.com to find the rest, it is a cool site !
 
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