Saturday, 6 March 2010
Buenos Aires City Tour
The city tour started in Recoleta, through centro, to San Telmo, La Boca and Puerto Madera. My favourite part was La Boca. All the buildings are brightly painted in all sorts of colours. It is the oldest part of Buenos Aires as it is next to the old port. It was full of open air cafes and restaurants with tango dancers in nearly every one. Arts and crafts stalls line the narrow streets. I really loved it and would have liked to sit in one of the cafes enjoying a drink and the tango dancing, but we only had half an hour there- joys of being on a large coach tour...
Then in stark contrast to La Boca, we drive through an area nearby where homeless people lived in rough tin houses, like a shanty town. As in any big city the divide between rich and poor is huge