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going there, what to do? eat? see?
 

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Eva Peron's mausoleum, the entire cemetery is beautiful, the Pink Palace, shopping on Florida and California street, great leather deals on many of the side streets, good eats and great wine at Trapiche, and I recommend a day trip on the water taxi to Uruguay.
 

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The most important thing you can do in BsAs is eat delicious steaks with either chimichurri sauce or a fried egg on top, or both. The food there is seriously fantastic.

Recoleta is interesting, and Palermo Soho has good nightlife.

Also, drink lots of Argentine malbec wine. Delicious.
 

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Not a ton of history, but the outlying areas can be beautiful, like the falls.

Beef and leather. Some things are cheap, some things aren't, but shop around and you will have a great time.
 

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Ambulatory plastic surgery experiments at Patio Bullrich.
 

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All this is from a tourist, so locals may have a better opinion...

Tourist stuff worth doing: Recoleta cemetary, San Telmo market on Saturday only if you like big crowds, Recoleta market on Sunday mornings.

Tourist stuff not worth doing: South American art museum in Palermo, Painted houses of La Boca.

Non-tourist stuff worth doing: shop and eat in Palermo Soho and, to a lesser extent, Palermo Hollywood, walking around parks of Palermo, strolling around Recoleta.

Food: Lots of very good eats. My favorites were Bar Uriarte, Gran Bar Danzon, El Trapiche, La Cabrera, Cluny, etc.
Overrated eats: Olsen, Cabana Las Lilas (a co-worker from Argentina said it's good, but only for wealthy tourists). That being said, food is great there, so these low-lights were very respectable.
Best ice cream I've had in the world (San Crispino in Rome is a close 2nd): Volta or Persicco, each a small chain. I ate it every day and sometimes twice.

If you enjoy spectator sports, I recommend you take in a soccer match. No one does it like the Argentines: http://www.gofootball.com.ar/ I know you've been around, but the crowds in Argentina blow Europe's away.

For shopping, I wasn't very impressed by the mens' wear, as I think one can do better here than there. But I enjoyed things I've bought at Balthazar, a small local Paul Smith-y chain, and house wears at Filia (artesania y cultura) in Recoleta and 30 Quaranta in Retiro.
 

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Originally Posted by mr. magoo
All this is from a tourist, so locals may have a better opinion...

Tourist stuff worth doing: Recoleta cemetary, San Telmo market on Saturday only if you like big crowds, Recoleta market on Sunday mornings.

Tourist stuff not worth doing: South American art museum in Palermo, Painted houses of La Boca.

Non-tourist stuff worth doing: shop and eat in Palermo Soho and, to a lesser extent, Palermo Hollywood, walking around parks of Palermo, strolling around Recoleta.

Food: Lots of very good eats. My favorites were Bar Uriarte, Gran Bar Danzon, El Trapiche, La Cabrera, Cluny, etc.
Overrated eats: Olsen, Cabana Las Lilas (a co-worker from Argentina said it's good, but only for wealthy tourists). That being said, food is great there, so these low-lights were very respectable.
Best ice cream I've had in the world (San Crispino in Rome is a close 2nd): Volta or Persicco, each a small chain. I ate it every day and sometimes twice.

If you enjoy spectator sports, I recommend you take in a soccer match. No one does it like the Argentines: http://www.gofootball.com.ar/ I know you've been around, but the crowds in Argentina blow Europe's away.

For shopping, I wasn't very impressed by the mens' wear, as I think one can do better here than there. But I enjoyed things I've bought at Balthazar, a small local Paul Smith-y chain, and house wears at Filia (artesania y cultura) in Recoleta and 30 Quaranta in Retiro.


cool, thanks
 

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you probably won't have time, but i'm gonnal learn tango when i'm there. you just missed the annual festival.

Let me know what you think of the place and if you find anything else worth seeing/doing.
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
you probably won't have time, but i'm gonnal learn tango when i'm there. you just missed the annual festival.

Let me know what you think of the place and if you find anything else worth seeing/doing.


just landed this evening. have to say, for want of a better way to discribe it, it is the most majestic city I have ever seen. my wife doesn't like argentinians very much (even though several of her friends are argentinian, the sterotype of argentinians in LA is aragant, and as a red headed latin american people are always assuming that she is argentinian) but I told her that I can understand why argentinians are aragant - it is a fucking impressive city. I'll post more after I see a little - tomorrow I'm taking the day to explore the city.
 

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Awesome. I'm planning on a month there. I'd always thought it was the Venezuelans that had the more arrogant rep. I've never heard of anyone that's actually spent time there not loving it though. Have fun.
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Awesome. I'm planning on a month there. I'd always thought it was the Venezuelans that had the more arrogant rep. I've never heard of anyone that's actually spent time there not loving it though. Have fun.

caracas is a real shithole. but, really, I don't think I have ever seen a city with so many impressive monuments and bulevards. very hot women, very good food. you will have a blast.
 

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