Buenos Aires, Argentina

In 2009, I wrote this blog when traveling in Asia. After two years in Marseille I am on the road again. From a strictly geographical point of view, Buenos Aires is not in Asia, but bear with me, I’ll be in Asia soon…

Anyway, Buenos Aires is surprisingly European. Downtown, ugly concrete buildings crowd out the old colonial houses, and 20-lane roads cut through the city. There’s generally far too much asphalt here. But ten minutes walking takes you to suburbs with beautiful cobblestoned streets shaded by huge old trees. People sit on the lawns in big parks, street artists draw crowds, and there are lots of restaurants. The national dish appears to be pizza, but we found good steaks.

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