24.3.10

BUENOS AIRES

flights: booked
apartment: booked
itinerary: up in the air

If any of you have ever traveled around (or live/lived in) Buenos Aires/Argentina I would LOVE any recommendations you might have of things my sister and I just can't miss while we are there (a couple weeks in the beginning of May), We're staying, at least the first week, in a rented apartment in Palermo Viejo. We decided to do the apartment route because it seemed safer, cheaper, and a great storage place to keep all the amazing goodies we'll be picking up at the many flea markets.
We are big carnivores, love wine, dancing, and the road less traveled. Please give me any suggestions you think we might enjoy!!!


11 comments:

de_cadent said...

hey i don't know anything about argentina beside astor piazzola which i love, would you be kind to give me some info about this apt and the price please?
it would be much appreciated
deccadente@gmail.com

bravegrrl said...

the apt looks amazing. you are going to have such a great time!

xo
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Sofia said...

You should go to the Feria de San Telmo which is held every Saturday! There are a lot of stands selling antiques, handmade things, typical food, and there's tango shows on the street, it's really nice!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'll be traveling en two weeks to Buenos Aires for working purpuses. I book an apartment with Buenos Aires apartments because i didn't want to stay for long time in a hotel.

scarlet said...

Hi! So I love your blog and i've been following you for a while now. You're quite an inspiration for my posts. Anyway, i just got back from living in Buenos Aires in December. I have a bunch of posts chronicling my adventures there and some great places to eat/things to see/ponder. So check out my Posts from August to December if you like. You'll find info there.
~Scarlet

www.scarletsoundslike-scarlet.blogspot.com

Arlie said...

daaaamn! this looks amazing girl - have a wonderful time :)

Anonymous said...

I was there a few months ago - make sure to leave 1 whole saturday free (and maybe a friday too) just for san telmo area with all its vintage arcades. the main vintage clothing shop is in san telmo square - gil antiquardes. bit overpriced, but Alot of stuff.
enjoy!

Joyce said...

that looks like a great apartment! I was only in buenos for a week for school a few years back, but I loved it. I definitely want to go back soon. (I'd also like some info on how you found the apt too.)

definitely keep an eye out for unique jewelers in the markets - i got some fun stuff at super low prices. san telmo is good, and there was also this really awesome artists' fair on the way to mar del plata. (sorry I don't remember any more about it!)

eat steak and have some malbec! lol. argentina's steak is hormone-free and sooo good. and there are a lot of local wines too.

Sorry i'm not much help with names of places! eek. can't wait to hear about your trip!

hogardulce said...

check out a label called Complot, its fun and really affordable, eat lots of "granizado" icecream, buy cheap but really good argentinian champagne at any supermarket, go to have dinner to "Dominga" a cool place and to "Dadá" the best food ever!

BUEN VIAJE!

Line Maj said...

Lucky you, I lived there for 3 month doing an art project http://www.linemaj.dk/post/Borring-Sunday.aspx and loved it. My favorit resturant/bar is Milión a renovated old mansion in Paraná 1048 with a modern beat. If you need a break, books and an internet connection tjek out Boutique del Libro, Thames 1762 in Palermo Viejo. If you take bus 110 from Scalabrini Ortiz going noth you´ll get to Cemmenterio de la Recoleta, it´s a beautifull graveyard. But there are also a lot of reaturants and bars ect. in the area.
Looking forward to seeing your report brom Bs As !

Suerte !

Brittany said...

OMG that apartment is so beautiful!! I don’t care if it’s small or cheap, it is just the best one. It looks so clean and neat, I’d love to have one like the one you have rented. And let me tell you that Palermo Viejo is one of the most expensive neighborhoods, so that means the location is great. I first wanted to say this regarding this magnificent buenos aires apartment. Now, recommendations: go to El Ateneo, the book store, it used to be a theatre that has now become a library. Very nice, if you like tango, I say Esquina Carlos Gardel in the Abasto neighbourhood. And with regard to food, La Cabrera us the best parilla where you can get delicious steak.
Cheers
Brittany