Fall Trip, Booked: Buenos Aires

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I am so excited to have a fall trip to look forward to: At the end of October, I’ll be going to Buenos Aires!

Like last year’s Guatemala adventure, this is another solo jaunt. But unlike last year, I only have one week off from work. I’ll be squeezing in as much as I can, without exhausting myself!

I can already tell that’s going to be tough. Thanks to fellow bloggers, my wish list of Buenos Aires activities keeps growing. So far, I’m hoping to:

  • wander around various neighborhoods and parks: This itinerary has some appealing suggestions!
  • take a cooking class: Maybe this empanada-making one?
  • eat at a puerta cerrada, a “closed-door” supper club
  • go tango dancing! (Of course!)
  • take a ballet class: This is something I’d like to do in every city I visit, though it’s not always feasible—ballet studios with daily, open classes for adults don’t exist everywhere in the world. (I couldn’t find one in either city I visited in Guatemala, nor in La Paz, Bolivia.) But it looks like I won’t have too much trouble finding a studio in BA.
  • take a day-trip to Colonia, Uruguay. Just so I can say I’ve been to Uruguay, as well. It’s only an hour away by hydrofoil. (Montevideo isn’t all that far, either, but I know I won’t have time to go there.)
  • see the Iguazu Falls. I need some nature while I’m on vacation! I can’t just go from one major city to another without a little green respite.

In the meantime, I’ll be brushing up on my Spanish and taking a few beginner tango classes, here in NYC.

If you have any recommendations about what I should see or do in Buenos Aires, please let me know—I’d love your suggestions! Especially if you know a good place for tango. 😉

(Photo by Taylor Moore via 500px.com’s Pinterest)

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11 comments

  1. Hi Heather! I stumbled upon your blog and I’m in love! I went to B.A. a few years ago for a work trip and stayed to explore a few other sites in Argentina. I absolutely loved BA!! Make sure to check out Palermo, an adorable SoHo-ish neighborhood, with great shopping and coffee shops. I became addicted to cute little espressos with a dollop of whipped cream.

    PRUNE, super nice leather shop, with fabulous bags to die for, located all over the city.

    Walking around the city was my favorite thing to do, so many awesome buildings, monuments, people watching.

    Iguazu Falls was out of this world! We got a tour guide to take us around and teach us all about the nature, history and culture. I highly recommend it if you can afford. Where are you staying?

    Enjoy!

    1. Corinne!! So nice to hear from you! I hope everything is going well!! Thank you for the nice words about my blog. 🙂

      And thanks for the BA recs! I’m glad you had such an amazing time there. Palmero sounds awesome and I’ll definitely spend some time wandering around. I’m looking forward to some leisurely days checking out the shops and cafes.

      Also, I’ve yet to book an Iguazu place, so would love any recs!

      1. Hey! My family and I stayed at http://www.loisuites.com.ar/en/iguazu-hotel/home. we went in the off season and we had the whole place to our selves. It was on a dirt road off into the forest, incredible!

        in BA. about 30mins outside the city is El Tigre and you can take a boat ride up the river. totally weird but cool. and ate a great pizza place across the street from the little boats. we had a taxi take us from BA and then had him pick us back up when we were done. We tipped, and so he became our best friend.

        Piegari Vitello E Dolce great italian restaurant in BA.
        and a great steak place – Estilo Campo in Puerto Madero in BA, along the port.

        have fun!!
        -C

    1. Corinne, thank you for the recs! Very much appreciated! I’d heard about El Tigre and was debating whether to go, so I’m glad to hear it was worth it! I’m planning to check it out now. So excited!

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