Buenos Aires

This was my first solo trip and I couldn’t have picked a better destination – you get the hustle and bustle of a city with lots to do but also the chilled out Latin vibe.  I visited in December and the weather was amazing, Buenos Aires reminded me of Madrid but with a Latin flair.

Things to do:

Order a con leche

After arriving at your hotel head to the nearest cafe and ordered a con leche…

When I first arrive in a new city I usually walk around the neighbourhood to get my bearings right and just to get more familiar with the neighbourhood – heading to a nearby non-touristy cafe is usually a good way to shake off that jet lag and settle into the new city.  People watching during coffee is a good way to get to get a gist of your new city’s daily life.

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Buenos Aires street Art tour

Head out for a for a graffiti tour.  The tour takes you around different neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires to show off their amazing street art. Book early in your trip so that you get a gist of all the areas you want to revisit.

Check out Graffitimundo for street art tours.

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Palermo

Palermo Soho was my favourite spot, which is loaded with lovely boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants.  Where ever you stay in Buenos Aires it’s likely you’ll make frequent trips to Palermo so it’s better to either book your hotel in Palermo or be a short cab ride from here.

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San Telmo Market

San Telmo market takes place in the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.  It attracts large crowds on Sunday so try getting there early.  You’ll find everything from antiques, furniture and numerous accessories.

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