This weekend Rob and I head down to Buenos Aires, Argentina to visit a good friend who lives there. I am excited to experience a new, vibrant culture, enjoy some warm weather and spend time exploring Buenos Aires with an almost local! Mostly we are going to defer to our friend’s judgement on what to do and see but there are a few things I am hoping we can squeeze into our itinerary!
1- Learn how to dance the tango or just watch a tango performance! Tango is such an intense and sensual dance and it has always intrigued me. It originated along the border of Argentina and Uruguay so what better place to learn it or experience it than in Buenos Aires!
2- Tour Cementerio de la Recoleta! My interest in cemeteries is not something you would expect if you know my personality. I hate all things scary or spooky. But I love cemeteries. I am especially drawn to and fascinated by older cemeteries where the gravestones mark graves that are hundreds of years old. I also find older cemeteries incredibly beautiful. I know that this cemetery won’t disappoint in terms of beauty or intriguing inhabitants (it’s 284 years old!), and I can’t wait to experience it.
3- Attend a dinner party! Apparently there is a culture of opening your home and cooking dinner for strangers in Buenos Aires. It is exactly the type of thing I like to do when I travel-- explore the city like a local would.
4- Experiencing Feria de Matadores! This is probably the most touristy thing I wouldn’t mind doing. It sounds like it could offer a lot of history about the city and the culture, with a good mix of local flare.
Have you been to Buenos Aires? What do you suggest I see, do, or eat there?