I have heard so much about Buenos Aires from friends who have previously visited BA, that I could hardly wait for an opportunity to visit this beautiful city. The opportunity came faster than I expected. We were flying from Miami to Rio and wanted to take a day flight, instead of a night flight (I prefer day flights, because to me they feel much shorter). The best flight option was flying through Buenos Aires, so we decided to go for it.
Buenos Aires is truly the gem of South America. More than once I had to pinch myself to remember that I’m not in Europe. The architecture in the city centre is very grand, romantic and European inspired. Certain areas reminded me so much of Paris.
Palermo was our favorite area to explore in BA. It’s a beautiful mix of Europe and South America. I loved the fact that I couldn’t recognize any stores or restaurants. Most of the stores in Palermo are local and unique to Argentina. It was such a treat to go through dozens of new fashion stores that I had never heard about. Such a far cry from most of the world, where the streets are lined with the exact same stores: H&M , Zara, Gap, etc.