The Streets of Buenos Aires

Underground and Tramcar from the Subte of Buenos Aires. Public Domain
Underground and Tramcar from the Subte of Buenos Aires. Public Domain
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I booked a 14-day cruise on the Norwegian Star with an itinerary that began straightaway on The Streets of Buenos Aires where I boarded the ship. From there, it was indeed on to Montevideo, Uruguay, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, Punta Arenas, Chile, Ushuaia, and Argentina. Then we cruised Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and the bays of Antarctica.

Fun Sightseeing

Since finally arriving in Buenos Aires two days before boarding, I had the chance for some fun sightseeing. Naturally, I’ve provided below some photos of the city to give you the vibe. The first two images are of the undeniably amazing The Tango de Mayo Hotel where I stayed. Tango de Mayo was definitely designed as a Vintage Tango Hotel with bathroom decals to match.

The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Decal adorned bath at The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Decal adorned bath at The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Lobby Seating at The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photao by Sora Vernikoff

Lobby Seating. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A street view of The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A street view. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Another street view of The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Another street view. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Plaza de Mayo subway stop near The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Plaza de Mayo subway stop near The Tango de Mayo Hotel. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A magnificent fountain in Buenos Aires . Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A magnificent fountain in Buenos Aires . Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A main thoroughfare in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A main thoroughfare in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Academia Nacional Del Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

The Academia Nacional Del Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Below is the positively famous Cafe Tortoni, where patrons eagerly wait online to enter. It was established in 1858 and is certainly world-renowned.

The author/traveler at The Academia Nacional Del Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

The author/traveler at The Academia Nacional Del Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Cafe Tortoni in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Cafe Tortoni in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Planetario Galileo Galilei

Next, you’ll see below the Planetario Galileo Galilei. In any case, we forgot to buy tickets online and it was sold out. That will certainly teach me!

 The Planetario Galileo Galilei in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

The Planetario Galileo Galilei in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

We then bought a tour of the fabulous Teatro Colon, a world-famous opera house.

The Grand Staircase at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Grand Staircase at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Here are some photos to specifically illustrate a famous area known as the La Boca-Caminito. Accordingly, it’s where the literati and artists hang out!

La Boca-Caminito in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

La Boca-Caminito in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Pizzas and Empanadas Cafe in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Pizzas and Empanadas Cafe in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Gauchos and Dancers

To conclude our last day of the cruise, we returned to the streets of Buenos Aires. Despite a late-night flight, I booked an additional tour to visit a Spanish colonial ranch. There, I basically saw gauchos and dancers, and felt transported to another era. It was altogether marvelous!

A Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A close look at a Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A close look at a Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Horses at a Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Horses at a Spanish colonial ranch in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Tango Lessons

I almost forgot to add my correspondly delightful Tango lesson, show, and dinner on an evening before the cruise. Enjoy the undoubtedly charming photos!

Palacio Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Palacio Tangoain Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

An interior view of Palacio Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

An interior view of Palacio Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Buenos Aires – A City of Intrigue and Romance

Buenos Aires is a city oozing romance and intrigue. Its grand architecture and charming cobblestone streets defintiely set the stage for leisurely strolls hand in hand with a loved one. The tango, born in the city’s working-class neighborhoods, indeed adds to the city’s magnetic pull. Couples naturally sway together, lost in the passion of the dance and the music.

Historic Neighborhoods

But Buenos Aires isn’t just about romance. The city is undoubtedly full of mystery. Its surprisingly tumultuous past is unquestionably evident in its historic neighborhoods, where grand palaces stand alongside crumbling facades and colorful street art. And the city’s love affair with the arts is undeniably alluring, whereas their world-renowned museums and galleries exhibit works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Romance and Intrigue

On the Streets of Buenos Aires, romance and intrigue unquestionably go hand in hand, providing an experience unlike any other.

Readers may also enjoy our reviews of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and To a Garden Luxuriously Verdant at Lincoln Center.

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