Pimp my trip to Bs As!

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  1. CharlesG

    CharlesG Gold Member

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    So, I've been looking at the various postings in this section, and I wanted to post here to collect some more specific feedback. I am headed to Bs As at the end of this month, for three days. I plan on definitely eating some dead cow (and am wondering if the list Gaucho has posted is still the best to go by), and seeing a tango show (I think there was one listed; any other suggestions?). What else should I be doing, besides the usual sites? What type of local/off the beaten path places? That other typical Argentine food? Two things to note: I don't eat seafood, and (Gaucho may want to avert his eyes here) I am allergic to wine.

    Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Thanks all!
     
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    Which hotel have you chosen for your upcoming stay?

    Safe travels!:)
     
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    I'm a Starwood guy, so one of those, but haven't decided yet. Plan to do that soon-- hard to know which is best situated.
     
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    We have many members on MP who have already been to BA and I'm pretty sure you will receive infos about this magnificent city right here! The same for Starwood properties in BA!:)

    My exposure to South America was way back in 2005 for a visit to Sao Paulo! A trememdous city too and we hope to visit Sao Paulo again and discover also BA in the future!:)

    Safe travels!:)
     
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    If you ever do get to visit Bs As, I'll let you know everything I've learned! :)
     
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    Thanks a lot! Glad to know!:)
     
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    I thought wine was that other typical Argentine food...
     
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    True, but Italian is a close third...
     
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    Really? I don't think I'm going to get Italian while I'm there, especially since I live in the NYC area, and am going to Tuscany in the spring...
     
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    If you have StarPoints, try to get into the Park Tower.... the best SPG property in town !!! :cool:
     
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    I think I am going to stay there! Thanks for helping me decide!
     
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    If you are a fan of Italian... do taste the local Italian... then compare it to what you will be served in Tuscany. I would be very interested in reading your report..... ;)
     
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    Will do; I've heard a great deal about how good the Italian is in Bs As, so now I'm curious!
     
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    Hi! You should try:

    food:
    empanadas, humita, alfajores,dulce de leche, achuras,locro, ice cream.

    Drinks:
    Batido Gancia, Fernet with coke and mate ( mate could be an alternative to coffea or tea and the others are cocktails)

    you should visit (in adittion to the usual places):
    tigre ( take the boat to look around the nordelta)
    Take the graffiti tour(the cost is the tip )
    Take the bike tour(its free)
    go to a soccer match in river plate stadium or boca juniors stadium ( soccer games have very good ambience) or a polo match ( argentina has great polo players)
    Ateneo library ( it used to be a theather)
    Colon theather.
    Japanese garden.
    Rosedal.
    pink house Tour ( goverment building) ( saturdays and sundays 10 am to 6 pm)
    Lujan Zoo ( you can touch lions , feed baby tigers and a lot of animals), Lujan church
    go to a ranch outside the city
    go to la bomba de tiempo concert ( kind of underground music and dance show)
    go to a milonga to dance tango.

    bye!
     
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    Thanks, Romina-- this is great! And welcome to Milepoint!
     
  16. Gaucho
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    Romina.... welcome to MilePoint and to the Argentina forums... its great to have you here... we need more locals (Im guessing you are a local or at least live here) to assist with questions and info... :cool:

    Your above list is excellent, I basically agree on all counts.... my only question is about the Lujan Zoo... Ive never been there, but my reference point for animal parks in Argentina is always Temaiken. How does the Lujan operation compare to Temaiken...?

    http://www.temaiken.com/en/index.php

    Once again, its super to have you on board, and I look forward to your input on not only helping folks come down to EZE, but also making sure they return.... !!!
     
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