Buenos Aires Journals

BA the Best

An October 2005 trip to Buenos Aires by WitlessWanderer

Quote: After the grueling work of Bolivia, I now stepped into the proverbial light by hitting Buenos Aires.

BA the Best

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Overview

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Wow! What a place! Modern, stylish, and cosmopolitan, with a generous supply of beautiful, beautiful people, Buenos Aires (BA to its friends) is a city to rival the finest in Europe. It´s by far the most European place I've encountered in South America, and I'm enjoying the luxuries. It´s a city of broad boulevards, including the 16-lane Avenue of 9 July, which has a claim to be the widest road in the world. Buenos Aires was something of a late developer, and so the buildings in the centre are generally from the 1920s heyday of the city. Rather than trapping the place in a period, it only adds an air of old-school elegance. The people from BA are known as porteños and are gregar...Read More

Soul Cafe

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Restaurant

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Soul Cafe is, by its own admission, a boogie restaurant. With its blaxploitation posters, funkadelic decor and smooth grooves on the stereo, it´s certainly a different world from your standard BA restaurant.But strip away the soul stylings and the menu is the relatively standard Argentine beef and pasta selection, albeit with a few stir fry options thrown in as well.I went for the Chicken Molotov at AR$23 (because the 1930 Soviet Prime Minister is clearly a boogie icon). Chicken on a bed of prawn risotto topped with tangy guacamole (!) and ready salted crisps (!!). No questions over quality - it was great - but the portion was surprisingly small, certainly by BA standards. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 13, 2005

Soul Cafe
246 Las Canitas
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 (011) 4778 3115

La Recoleta Cemetery

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Attraction | "Cementerio de la Recoleta"

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Guidebooks will tell you that the big sight in the cemetery is Evita's grave. And indeed you can see the plaques on the Duarte Mausoleum (her maiden name) and take the photo. I did. The saga of how her body got here is explained in Palermo's fine Evita Museum.So you've seen the big sight. Don´t go home yet.But I enjoyed wandering round the sombre marble streets of this necropolis in the centre of the city. Many of Argentina's greats are here--you´ll recognise the names from major streets: Lavalle, Pueyrredon, and Alem, among others. As with other public spaces in this city, it's heavily populated by stray cats. It seems porteños keep dogs but lose...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2005

La Recoleta Cemetery
Junín 1790 Recoleta District
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116
+54 (11) 4804 7040