Buenos Aires

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La Boca
Although I'm not a big-city type person, this is my favorite big city.  I've been 3 times and still feel I've only seen a small part of the vicinity.  Buenos Aires, although having some 12 million residents is fairly spread out, with a good mix of parks, plazas, statues and trees.  There is a good mix of different "barrios" - neighborhoods, which offer differnent cultural perspectives and tourist sites. 
Must sees are San Telmo for tango, Recoleta for the cemetary and craft sales, La Boca (although its overly-geared towards tourists and sometimes frustrating due to large tour groups) is colorful and worth an afternoon, and of course you have to go to a Boca Jrs. game - it's quite an event, just be cautious - don't take valuables.  I'd recommend going with an agency where they pick you up from your hotel/hostel and take you with other foreigners.
Huge tree near Recoleta
 

Recoleta is the place for partying - there are numerous bars and clubs to choose from.
El Tigre is a nice day trip from the city center - take the train for about an hour North-west to Tigre, where you can take a 2 hour boat ride ($7) through beautiful river networks where people live - and experience the architecture, grocery-store boats, and other people at work in a different type of climate than one is used to.

Broccolino is by far the best restaurant I found in B.A. - Esmeralda 776 near the intersection of Cordoba - Italian food at a good price.   Try the lasagna - best I've ever eaten of the filet mignon with mushroom sauce.

In all, Buenos Aires is a great place that deserves at least 2 weeks to experience just a bit of what the city has to offer.

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La Boca
La Boca
Huge tree near Recoleta
Huge tree near Recoleta
One of the citys many statues
One of the city's many statues
Boca Jr.s game
Boca Jr.s game
Boca Jrs - player entrance
Boca Jrs - player entrance
Right before the game started
Right before the game started
Los amigos
Los amigos
The Pink House (presidential palac…
The Pink House (presidential pala…
A personal favorite (near the wate…
A personal favorite (near the wat…
Sunset at the waterfront
Sunset at the waterfront
The waterfront
The waterfront
One of the citys many statues
One of the city's many statues
The cemetery at Recoleta
The cemetery at Recoleta
El Tigre
El Tigre
Near El Tigre port
Near El Tigre port
Random city mural
Random city mural
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