You´ll never see a Porteño drinking Starbucks
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 51 of 134 › view all entries
January 11th, 2010 – by: melsadventure
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.
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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