A Buenos Aires Break

There are so many flight companies and price comparison websites around these days that cheap airfare is no longer hard to come by. Even to South America. There are flight agents offline eager to give you the best deal possible and on occasion they may even sell a flight at a loss to gain your custom. Online, the flight market is massive. The airline themselves can offer pretty good deals and there are numerous flight comparison websites you can use to find the lowest fare to the destination of your choice.

Finding the cheapest far is a bit of a gamble however, as the best time to buy is either well in advance or right before you go on a last minute website. If you have a destination in mind, you’re probably best off booking way in advance.

Buenos Aires in Argentina is a fantastic destination. It is both accessible and cheaper than choosing another city in the country. It has the added benefit of being the kind of city you can hang around in for a while. The transport links are excellent, with a great metro system for travelling around the city and a large bus station from where you can take a luxurious bus to anywhere in the country or even over the border to Chile.

Must-sees in Buenos Aires
San Telmo is a lovely district of Buenos Aires with many fantastic steak houses and bars where you can sample Malbec from Mendoza in the North of Argentina. San Telmo has an antiques market every Sunday. Walking around the cobbled streets you will see tango dancers dancing in the street as a novel alternative to busking.

Recoleta Cemetery is arguably the best cemetery in the world and is really worth a visit. It’s like a village of family mausoleums each grander than the last. Eva Peron (Evita) is the most famous deceased resident here and there is always a crowd around her grave of eager tourists with their cameras out.

The Museo de Arte Moderno Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a wonderful art gallery. Here you will find works by the revered Frida Kahlo who became more famous than her husband Diego Riviera who supported her ascent from the beginning when he was better known than her.

MALBA has one of the city’s many wide-open green spaces right outside it with a metal sculpture of a tulip – the Floralis Generica on it. The metal flower opens and closes with the sun. Near to MALBA are the Botanical Gardens. There are some great plants in here as well as an excessive amount of stray cats. It’s a relaxing place to chill out with a good book.

No trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a trip to La Boca. For football fans, this is the home of Boca Juniors and going to watch a game isn’t very expensive. For everyone else, walking past all the brightly coloured corrugated iron fronted houses is very enjoyable.

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