I’m not much of a city person but Buenos Aires is my exception to this preference. Although my first impression of the city was pretty average. The metro reminded me of my time in Mumbai and that’s not what you seek when you travel, do you?

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Train station on a crowded day

But it doesn’t take very long for the people and place to win you over. I loved everything about the place. Everyone is so warm and happy it’s impossible to not feel the good vibes.

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How can you not smile to this pleasant surprise on the streets

My liking towards Buenos Aires also has to do with the fact that I stayed with some amazing friends there. Friends that I had made on the road while traveling in India. They suggested to me all the places I could visit and when they had the time they took me to the nicest parties.

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A bunch of happy people

Things to do in Buenos Aires:

La Boca:

I absolutely loved this place in spite of it being the most touristic place in Buenos Aires. It’s colorful, there’s tango playing everywhere, the art looks like it’s all made by Phoebe (from ‘FRIENDS’).

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The Art and colors

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I stood there watching the dance for a good long time

La Recoleta Cemetery

If you’ve been to the ‘park street cemetery’ in Kolkata, India this place may not surprise you much. But it’s a good visit nevertheless. I always find it amusing to see cemeteries bigger than some of the houses in Mumbai.

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Things that people do for loved ones

Walk around Palermo and San Telmo neighborhoods

Buenos Aires is a massive city and it’s not uncommon to find places that are absolutely different from each other there.

San Telmo and Palermo are nice neighborhoods to walk around in just to appreciate the architecture, history, and good food.

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Visit a museum

I’m not much of a museum person especially when they’re paid. “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes” has some great art collection though. I was glued inside for hours. Also, it’s centrally located and is free of cost to enter.

Go to a music concert

Most of the people (Actually, all the people) I met there were passionate about two things – Politics and Music. I did not particularly enjoy electronic music being played at the club I visited one evening. My friends refused to let me go back with that memory so they took me to this band performance – La bomba del tiempo (Costs 130 Pesos for a general ticket). I loved every second of it.

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La bomba del tiempo

Moving around in Buenos Aires:

The size of the city is not a hindrance in moving around owing to its brilliant Subte  (Subway) connectivity and bus network. There’s metro as well to connect any other place left out.

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You can know so much about a city from the street art

I was there to apply for my Bolivia Visa. Anyone who needs to get consular work done, this should be a perfect place to stop and be done with it.


Manisha Singh

I'm an HR (IT) Consultant by profession who loves traveling to keep from getting caught up in the monotony of regular life. I quit my job in Oct 2016 to take a career break. I'm using my time to travel around South America. When not traveling I love spending time volunteering for various activities ranging from Art to corporate citizenship. I love Running (5k mostly), reading (interest keeps varying here), playing TT (something I picked up recently), and open to just about any new experience.

4 Comments

The Tropical Nomad · April 6, 2017 at 11:04

Great suggestions to discover Buenos Aires! I haven’t been to India yet but would be interesting to see the parallels! It definitely looks like a city full of life and worth visiting, and I appreciate the artsy recommendations!
Hasina > http://www.thetropicalnomad.com

    Manisha Singh · April 6, 2017 at 16:15

    You definitely should visit India. I see that you’ve been to Sri Lanka. I usually say Sri Lanka is like the zipped version of India.

Krista · April 6, 2017 at 08:46

One day, I will head to Argentina and learn to tango!

    Manisha Singh · April 6, 2017 at 16:13

    I wanted to go back for the same. But it’s so difficult to get Argentina Visa outside my home country.

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