I finally made it to South America after almost a year of planning; first stop Buenos Aires. Unfortunately we choose the only 2 days where it was raining cats and dogs as described in my earlier post. However, with a positive mind and sense of humour, we sighted some amazing places ‘inside’. For example the cathedral, the great bookstore ‘El Ateneo’ as posted earlier. The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood.
A visit to La Boca is a must in Buenos Aires; the best thing about the rain was, that not too many tourists were on the road. La Boca is a neighbourhood with a strong European flavour with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. The conventional explanation is that the neighborhood sits at the mouth (“boca” in spanish). Among sports fans, Boca is best known for being the home of world renowned football club Boca Juniors. La Boca is a popular destination for travellers visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform.
More about my travel in future posts, stay tuned.