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Trip Start Oct 03, 2011
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Some of the highlights of my time in Buenos Aires included:
San Telmo Market - an antique market that happens every Sunday in the San Telmo neighborhood. There is also a huge crafts market attached. It's probably lucky that I only have my pack with me because I'm pretty sure I could have furnished a nice size house with all of the stuff that I found there and loved.
La Boca - A neighborhood with bright colored houses and a lot of character. Yeah, it's very touristy but still really interesting and fun to walk around in. Totally worth an afternoon!
La Bomba Drum Show - I have movies attached because it is hard to describe this event but every Monday night this incredible drum troupe gets together to perform and a warehouse is filled with thousands of people jumping around, sweating profusely and rocking out to the music. I happened to go to the show right before Carnaval so in true Argentinian style the show didn't start until 12:30 and ended at 4am.
El Ateneo - A famous bookstore on Santa Fe Ave
Boca Junior Futbol Game - I figured that one of the most important cultural understandings in Argentina is there appreciation of Futbol and most importantly the Portenos (people from Buenos Aires) LOVE for their Boca Junior team. So I decided if I was going to pay a lot of money for one night in BA, it was going to be going to a soccer game. I went to a game against Newell's Old Boys (from Rosario - a town about 4 hours north) and it was one of the most incredible events I have ever been too! I'm trying to post videos of that too so hopefully you can have a look. I was so lucky and even got one of the goals on video!
Recoletta Cemetery- Beautiful above ground graveyard in Recoletta. It's a bit creepy but so interesting and unique. It's also where Evita is buried (and tons of other famous Argentines).
During my time in BA I also got to meet up with an English friend I traveled with in Ecuador and Peru and 2 Argentinian girls I met in Colombia.