You´ll never see a Porteño drinking Starbucks

Buenos Aires Travel Blog

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starting as we mean to go on. Retoxing in Business Class on the plane to BA!
or for that matter drinking coffee in a take away cup.  They´re much more likely to be sat at an impossibly chic cafe sipping a cafe con leche or espresso or have their coffee delivered on a tray by the waiter to their office (true!).  You´ll also rarely see a Porteño driving inside a lane, they like to straddle at least two, maybe three whilst beeping their horn and driving at speed. 

Whilst the effortlessly cool bars and restaurants in Palermo are heaving with people all through the night (steak at 1am anyone?) there are familes seeting up their mattress on the street to go to sleep.  When the young urbanite Porrteños go to work their poor counterparts sell all manner of things from playing cards to screwdrivers on the trains.  It´s a city of contrats, it´s a city that drips on your head and splatters your trousers after the rain as the pavement has underground wells that no one warns you about.
The congresso
 

I don´t know where to start creating a picture of this amazing city that has witnessed so much.  From the Perons to the dirty war where thousands of people "disappeared", from the Tango to the nightclubs, from San Telmo and Boca to Palermo. It´s a city where the most expensive plots of land are found in Recoletta cemetary, where the people protest so much so that the barriers remain up as the police can´t be bothered to keep taking them down.  It´s got a vibrancy and energy like no other city i have ever been in.  I don´t think i can easily sum up three weeks or this city in words just yet so instead i´ll leave you with picture postcards from one of my favourite cities in the world .... enjoy.
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starting as we mean to go on.  Ret…
starting as we mean to go on. Re…
The congresso
The congresso
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Sponsored by Sony Ericsson!
The wonderful San Telmo market
The wonderful San Telmo market
San Telmo
San Telmo
The oldest bar in BA
The oldest bar in BA
Tango in San Telmo
Tango in San Telmo
The other national sport .. protes…
The other national sport .. prote…
The Obelisk
The Obelisk
Eva Peron´s grave
Eva Peron´s grave
One of the many streets in the Rec…
One of the many streets in the Re…
Palermo at night
Palermo at night
The point at which all roads in Ar…
The point at which all roads in A…
The Madres de Plaza Mayo.  The wom…
The Madres de Plaza Mayo. The wo…
The A line
The A line
Fernandez Fierro modern Tango music
Fernandez Fierro modern Tango music
Casa Rosa .... (clears throat) Don…
Casa Rosa .... (clears throat) Do…
The guards at Casa Roasada
The guards at Casa Roasada
The oval office of Argentina!
The oval office of Argentina!
Memorial for the Falklands War vic…
Memorial for the Falklands War vi…
The Barcelona fountain.  If you dr…
The Barcelona fountain. If you d…
La Cathedral Tango
La Cathedral Tango
La Cathedral Tango
La Cathedral Tango
Partying with Maggie at Bahrein!
Partying with Maggie at Bahrein!
Bahrein!
Bahrein!
With Jane at Bahrein
With Jane at Bahrein
Konex ... home of la Bomba
Konex ... home of la Bomba
La Bomba
La Bomba
Maggie, Raila, Marette and I at La…
Maggie, Raila, Marette and I at L…
The lovely Marette and I at La Bom…
The lovely Marette and I at La Bo…
On a night out with Martin
On a night out with Martin
The best cocktails in town at Mill…
The best cocktails in town at Mil…
Crazy spontaneous street party in …
Crazy spontaneous street party in…
Dinner at La Cabrera with Maggie a…
Dinner at La Cabrera with Maggie …
Drinks in Palermo with the Magala …
Drinks in Palermo with the Magala…
A submarino at Cafe el Tortoni, th…
A submarino at Cafe el Tortoni, t…
Inside Cafe el Tortoni
Inside Cafe el Tortoni