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Buenos Aires.

Day 0 to day 5: Buenos Aires y... el sabor de los porteños...

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Buenos Aires is quite a cool city. Actually I can see why they say its the most European city in South America as it really reminded us of London. A bit poorer in general, but you really got all types neighbourhoods. Within a few minutes you can go from ghettos with buildings falling apart to mega posh areas with designer shops. The difference between rich and poor here is quite shocking actually. Luckily we also managed to find a few neighbourhoods in between like Palermo which is quite similar to Gracia in Barcelona.

Palermo-Graffitti

Palermo-Graffitti

After a few days in Buenos Aires we realised that this city, even though great, is way to hectic for us to stay any longer time in. Also we did not really find any great place to volunteer in. We visited a volunteer center in La Boca, one of the poorer areas, but the center is only open for a few hours per week.

We managed to escape the city for a day trip to the Parama Delta. Only 1 hour by train from Buenos Aires and it is like a different world. Apparently the largest delta in the world and it feels like being in Everglades and in some parts even The Amazon. There are only a few hundred people living there, but there must be thousands of dogs. We were constantly followed around by dogs. Laura kept feeding them all sort of crappy food like bread with garlic sauce. There will be dogs with diarrea everywhere tomorrow for sure.

Boat tour in Parana Delta

Boat tour in Parana Delta

Tigre- porteno's favourite weekend spot

Tigre- porteno's favourite weekend spot

Relajadiiiissssiiiimaa en el Tigre

Relajadiiiissssiiiimaa en el Tigre

At last I got a real Argentinian steak...

At last I got a real Argentinian steak...

Posted by hmontonen 17:21 Archived in Argentina

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