The “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires the capital of Argentina, is a combination of European sophistication and Latin American fervor. The home of about 3 million people, the city prides itself with it marvelous architectures, electrifying nightlife, hundreds of bookstores and libraries, historical and cultural sites, and of course the tango, the country’s famous dance.
The city is serviced by two airports, the Ministro Pistarini International Airport and the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. You can also take the bus or train from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, and the ferry from Uruguay. As of 2015, Buenos Aires is the only city in Argentina with an underground metro system, making it easyfor tourists to travel within the city. All you need is a guide book, a dictionary, and a few phrases of Spanish. The locals referred to as Porteños are friendly and outgoing, so do not hesitate to ask help from them if you get lost in translation!
Buneos Aires is the birthplace of Tango, a dance that is smoldering with passion and sensuality. You can learn how to dance at La Viruta, La Catedral, Confitería Ideal, Sr. Duncan, or Club Social y Deportivo Villa Malcolm. After your Tango lessons, head off to the numerous bookstores that abound Buenos Aires, also known as the “City of Books.” You must know that Porteños have two passions, dancing the tango and reading. If you are a foodie, Buenos Aires will not disappoint. This is where you can savor delicious empanadas, dulce de leche, asado, and choripan.
Food, Books, and Tango, a trio best enjoyed in Buenos Aires!
Looking for something different than your typical beach destination! Barbados has it all, from stunning coastlines , coral reefs , underground lakes and caves to incredible dinning that has something for everyone's palate. Not to be missed is Friday night fish fry at Oistins, here you will be able to order the many different types of fish, such as tuna, swordfish, red snapper, mahi -mahi- and even flying fish, A wonderful evening filled with live music, dancing and a crafters market.
A visit to Harrison's Cave is a must see, one of Barbados 7 wonders , an underground cave with bubbling streams where stalactites and stalagmites were formed over a thousand years ago.
On my recent trip to Barbados, I did an afternoon catamaran cruise with a company called Cool Runnings, this has to be one of my most memorable moments, the crew of three were the most wonderful of hosts, they took us out to swim with the turtles provided the gear to snorkel out to see a few shipwrecks, we ended day with a lovely a dinner and a beautiful sunset,for a few magical hours all the worries and stress of everyday living are far behind you , that is priceless!
There are many different types of accommodations in Barbados, very popular are villa rentals,self catering apartments and hotels. If you prefer to have an all inclusive resort there are several hotels with this option,for couples Sandals just opened their first hotel in Barbados this year!
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