on May 4, 2011
Appropriately named after a famous tango piece, El Caminito is one of the most photographed and best known streets of Buenos Aires. Contained within a few feet, are years of history and tradition. Located in the neighborhood of La Boca, Caminito is a must-see when travelling to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sunday lunch in a local canteen will surely include some asado (argentine style grilled meet), with a glass of delicious Malbec wine. Walking down the pedestrian trail, illustrators, tango dancers and performers fill the street with a festive atmosphere. Tango music sounds in the air from accordion players, and local eateries. Transportation to and from El Caminito can be arranged with tour guides, or with a direct cab ride. As La Boca has a few areas that are not recommended for tourists, following the trail, and staying on the busier streets is recommended, specially closer to nightfall. Small shops open up offering dozens of "Argentina" inspired trinkets and souvenirs to take back home, including the ever so popular "asado apron" for the master grillers and home chefs alike. A trip to El Caminito will surely give you a condensed feel of the classic porteño (Buenos Aires local resident) experience.
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