After traveling to multiple cities in Europe and some in Latin America, Buenos Aires, in the heart of Argentina, will always be one of my favorite cities. I love everything about it. Even though it was a collection of a young summer love experience combined with the location; it will forever be one of my top recommendations.
Buenos Aires. The city that looks, feels and tastes European. A mix of Italy, Spain, and France all in one. I adore the people, atmosphere and most of all - the food. A large country, that extends more than 2,295 miles from North to South, make it an ideal location for those wanting to experience it all. Ice, snow, sunshine? You got it.
Here is why I love Argentina & why you should too:
1. The Food
If you’re a vegetarian then maybe this isn't the place for you. Unless you're willing to skip out on the meat. Nonetheless, going to Argentina and not trying their famous asado might be somewhat disappointing. The asado is the most popular social gathering in Argentina and the taste is unreal. If you happen to visit, make sure to try it homemade rather than at a restaurant. It always tastes better when it's homemade.
2. The People
The people are great. Enough said.
3. Dog Feces
Hmm.. let’s just say this is one of their faults. Be careful when walking down the streets of Buenos Aires, because there is literally dog shit everywhere. It’s worse than New York.
4. Their coffee
Argentina has great coffee. Quality choices basically available in every corner.
5. The City
Palermo: young and hip vibe consisted of artisanal coffee shops & bars.
Recoleta: my favorite area in all Buenos Aires. An upscale location with countless history.
Puerto Madero: a contemporary location comprised of businesses, shops & upscale restaurants.
La Boca: beautiful colored houses everywhere and home to the Boca Juniors soccer team (aka my boyfriend’s favorite).
Wondering where you should go next? Think about Argentina…
Not sure when you should visit? I personally think December and January are the best times, simply because of the fantastic weather! Ironic right? If you’re from the US, you’re probably curious as to why? Remember, they’re in the southern hemisphere, and their summers take place during our winters. Complete opposites. Can’t make it then? No worries, a trip to Argentina is a great idea at any time of the year. Check out the below graphic from my friends at BookMundi to learn more about Argentina’s weather and the best times to visit.