I'll be honest... We didn't do a great deal of sight seeing whilst in Buenos Aires but we did sufficiently experience the nightlife! The night clubs didn't get going until around 2am so we had our fair share of late nights.
Our hostel was situated on the busiest and liveliest avenue in BA - Av. De Majo. We soon learnt it is a city that never sleeps, especially when the local football team, River Plate, gets promoted to the premier league. The avenue was lined with cars honking relentlessly and fans chanting, cheering and celebrating until the very early hours.
After experiencing the infamous Milhouse hostel party scene we retreated to an air bnb apartment for some r&r. We stayed in the leafy and affluent area of Palermo, full of boutique fashion shops, bars and restaurants.
We managed to see the popular yet bizarre Fuerza Bruta show which originated in BA. It's difficult to describe the unique show, its unlike anything I have ever seen before. The show was visually stunning, energetic, full of adrenaline and ultimately crazy. Half way through the show a large plastic fish tank descended from the ceiling, filled with 4 women jumping, diving and splashing around 1 metre above our heads, electro music pumping out the speakers and strobe lighting flashing around the theatre. Was it a dream? A rave? A piece of art? Who knows but I would definitely recommend going to see it.
My favourite activity whilst in the capital was the traditional tango evening. We had an hour lesson learning the basic moves then enjoyed a 3 course meal, unlimited wine and a very impressive tango show. The lesson was hilarious and lots of fun. The group was very timid and shy at first but by the end we all thought we were pros! I definitely fancy having some more lessons.
Another suburb we swiftly paid a visit to was La Boca. It's renowned as quite a rough, lower-class area but home to one of Argentina's leading football clubs, Boca Juniors. The touristy Caminito is a small area of cobbled streets lined with brightly coloured iron-corrugated buildings full of art galleries, tango dancers and tourist tat. We weren't overly impressed with the area, I thought it was a poor man's Camden but still managed to get a few arty pics for Instagram!
Our last day we visited the grave of Eva Peron, one of Argentina's legendary figures in politics. The cemetery is a city of mausoleums, alleys lined with enormous and opulent marble tombs.
I think we touched the edges of things to do in BA. It's a large bustling city, rough around the edges but deservedly known as the "Paris of South America".
Next stop is Cordoba to jump out of a plane!
Laura & Nick xx