If your intrested in buy quality wine.... stay away from the places your hotel concerige will send you and jump in a cab and ask the driver to take you to a local supermarket where the selections and prices are better than the wine stores the concerige will send you too.....the supermarkets have wines from your $2 bottles to your $40 and even $100 bottles of wine. Don't buy wine at the airport either, they have marked up the prices knowing you are traveling out of the country.
TO MY GOOD FRIEND OPHIR - IN BUENOS AIRES I CRIED
I love buenos Aires everywhere I go, and it is impossible for me to be int he city without the typical nostalgic feeling of the porteño...Buenos Aires moves me, and being in the city is an extraordinary moment to my life....From the window of the train seeing the River passing by and turning back incredible memories that I lived here, they all make me cry.
These were not tears of sadness, it was grateful tears to be able to see that land again, tears of happiness to be with my friends and my dear argentinean family of Martinez, Villa Crespo, San Isidro and Nuñez.
Buenos Aires is the prrof that all men can cry, and I am more than content to cry for such a so beloved land called BUENOS AIRES! Buenos Aires...
otra vez en tus calles,
cantando mis tangos
cuántas noches te esperé,
cuántas noches te llamé
al sentir un bandoneón.
otra vez en tu suelo,
ya no tengo desvelos
y al cantarte... te regalo mi canción.
Buenos Aires... otra vez en tus calles;
y en mis ojos... no hay soledad,
es que tengo el tango en el alma,
me perfuma tu linda ciudad.
Hoy mi voz te regala este tango
y lo canto con toda emoción,
porque quiero volcarle a los barrios
un pedazo de mi corazón.
Buenos aires once again in your streets
singing my tangos
feeling the emotions
Buenos Aires, so many nights I have been waiting
so many nights I have been calling you
every time I heard the bandoneon
Buenos Aires, once again in your fields
I never get sad to sing for you, I give you my songs!
Buenos Aires, once again in your streets
In my eyes, there is no solitude
Because I have your tangos in my soul
I feel the perfum of your gorgeous city
Today my voice gives you this tango
which I sing with all my love
because I want to give to all barrios
one piece of my heart!
This is a tango written by Angel de Rosa, and this is what we feel when we return to Buenos aires, I feel like a son coming back to his mother sometimes!
when you get to know this city exactly like I do, you will also have tears in your eyes, Ophir!
Traditional argentinian dance style... you can see couple dancing everywhere for tourist and above all in La Boca where there is a small museum about Tango ...closer to caminito and easy to reach it
In Plaza Francia or Dorrego square every afternoon there are some couples dancing for tourist .
San Isidro II
If you decide to go to the suburbs San Isidro is a good Choice. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon is a walk along Avenida del Libertador starting on the corner with Alvear and walking towards the Cathedral located 3kms away from the dtarting point. In front of the Cathedral there is a street market where you can find several things.
It is definitely a good place to relax a bit and get away from the city.
On the way you will see a lot of very nice shops, that include, cafeterias, antique stores, furniture shops (old and new), restauramts, etc.
To get here you can take the 168 bus or also the train (retiro - tigre) and get off at the Martinez station.
Nice mall in Florida Street
Galer?as Pac?fico is the latest mall that brought some fresh air to the traditional Florida Street shopping district. It's a nice place to shop and relax with a coffee while you tour the historic downtown Buenos Aires. The area is frenzy and bustling during weekdays.