The Mexicans are descended from the Mayans, the Peruvians from the Incas, and the Argentines from the boats! Ha ha, this joke alone reflects the complex identity of Buenos Aires
Although we are here in South America, the people are blond, white and dressed in European style. Everything is modern and ancient at the same time, organised and chaotic. Buenos Aires, like its African twin sister, Cape Town, is a city teeming with paradoxes, multicultural and traditional at the same time.
What do these two cities at the antipodes of each other have in common? A colonisation from another world that wanted to affirm its identity, its culture, its rules to a land and its people.
The result is striking, in Buenos Aires, it’s a bit like Paris or London, except that there is a beautiful beach and people speak Spanish with a strange accent.
Buenos Aires is a city where all cultures mix together
The inhabitants of Buenos Aires are just as surprising: very very nice but really radical!
Buenos Aires is a cocktail, the elements that make it up often clash, but the result is an intense strength and joie de vivre
Buenos Aires is mostly explored on foot, there is so much more to see
I almost only explored it on foot, a small average of 8 to 9 km per day. It’s really worth wearing your trainers on these uneven cobblestones and wide avenues. You just have to ask the inhabitants to let you enter the Belle Epoque buildings to admire the art nouveau or to sit on one, two or three terraces and watch the porteños live.
In Buenos Aires you can spend a lot of time studying clothing styles. Ultra fashionable, blue hair, tattooed bodies rub shoulders with strict little black dresses, scarves tied on the head, fitted grey dancer’s suit, boy in livery, business man in black suit. And these beautiful blonde women with the classic elegance of a Grace Kelly or young girls with daring styles…
You have to spend some time there, there are many things to do here, but you will certainly read it in a good guide more in details which will tell you all about it in A: Rio del Plata, La Boca, Empanada, Maradonna, Recoleta, Milonga, Evita, and tralala!
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