Arriving early on December 31 our plan for the remaining week of our trip was to explore everything the capital city of Argentina has to offer. We based ourselves in the eclectic, artsy neighborhood of San Telmo - close to the city center, the Metro (called the Subte in BA), and the waterfront.
Map of the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires (north is to the right). San Telmo is located in the south of the city, next to downtown.
Girls' room in our BA house.
Kitchen in the house.
Enjoying homemade dinner on New Years Eve. Cheers to 2012!
Starting things off with Starbucks in Plaza Dorrego. I commented later in the trip that as Americans, if we had gone straight from the US to Argentina, I would have found our number of Starbucks trips lame. However, coming from land of no Starbucks, Colombia, we more than enjoyed this little slice of home away from home!
Sunday street fair - Feria San Telmo
The Sunday crowd enjoying drinks and live music outside the Plaza Dorrego Bar.
Some Sunday afternoon tango!
The crowd inside Plaza Dorrego Bar.
Tourists and locals alike wander the streets looking for that special antique or a unique souvenir.
Rob & Narissa check out some belts - Argentina is well known for their leather production...I guess all that steak does come from somewhere.
An eclectic mix of antiques and crafts for sale all along Defensa Street.
Saw this at the fair - want to own one!!
Cobblestone Defensa Street.
Overall, I absolutely loved this neighborhood, the street fair and the general feel of things. San Telmo was the perfect base for a weeks in Buenos Aires!