Straight Out of La Boca

by Brenna Holeman
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Just as predicted, I fell in love with Buenos Aires – the atmosphere, the food, the people, the music, the dance. Every day was filled with colour, every night with steak and wine, laughter and more laughter. I love a city that surprises me at every corner, that inspires, that takes over each of my senses.

One afternoon, Kerri and I, along with our friend Mark (who we’d met in Peru and hung out with in Bolivia as well), ventured to the famous area of La Boca. Though overrun by other tourists, we really enjoyed our time there; a lunch of choripan, displays of traditional dance, purchases of chocolate, and, of course, dozens of photos with all the colourful walls. Despite the rain, and despite the crowds, we had the perfect kind of day.

Mark and I are now in Uruguay, in a tiny little beach town not yet in its peak season. The beach is ours and ours alone, and we spend our time watching waves over big bottles of local beer and plates of fried fish. Our week here is coming to a close, however; Buenos Aires is calling once again, and we’re listening. We’ll be back in that beautiful city again for the weekend…

Expatkerri‘s video of our day in La Boca

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Rika November 23, 2012 - 3:55 am

I always love your photos with the colourful walls!!

Christine loves to Travel November 23, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Stylish and colourful!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures November 23, 2012 - 4:51 pm

La Bocaaaaa! That’s where we did our engagement shoot. It’s one of my favorite places in BA. I don’t care that it’s touristy. Usually a place is touristy, because it’s so awesome. My hubby is so proud of you for eating his favorite choripan. Make sure to try the dulce de leche liquor when you get back. My favorite is found in La Boca.

Kerri Strothard November 24, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Buneos Aires is definitely a highlight of the cities we’ve visited in South America for me 🙂 where else do the locals tango like the pros in the vegetable market?! love the photos too!

This Battered Suitcase November 26, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Rika and Christine – Thank you! I’m a sucker for a bright wall…

Andi – Aw, that is so amazing! What a beautiful area for photos. Tell your hubby that I love choripan!!

Kerri – So true. I’m in love!

OrdinaryTraveler December 2, 2012 - 5:49 pm

I love these photos! Boca is one of the places I have to visit when we get to Argentina.

This Battered Suitcase December 5, 2012 - 2:45 am

OrdinaryTraveler – Yes, it’s a great area of Buenos Aires! I’m sure you’ll love it.


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