Even though it was really difficult to leave Capilla and say goodbye to our new found friends, we had to move on as the world is big and we still have plenty of places to go! As we were heading towards Salta, our last stop in Argentina, we made a few stops along the way to enjoy some more of the awe inspiring landscapes of the region. Continue reading →
When we were in Cordoba City, we were looking for more little towns to visit in the province as we had heard there are more beautiful places in the surrounding areas rather than the city itself. We also had had enough of city life and really wanted to escape somewhere for some peace and quiet.
Whenever we told people we were planning on visiting Cordoba they always said just how beautiful it was. Now we always thought that they were talking about the city of Cordoba whereas they were in fact talking about the whole province of Cordoba and all the little towns and villages around Ciudad Cordoba (Cordoba city). The city has a few lovely attractions but is usually used as a base to get out to those smaller towns which we later found to be the summer party grounds for the wealthy Porteños from Buenos Aires.
After the disappointment I had back in Rosario when I couldn’t get to see Che Guevara’s birth place, I was excited for my first encounter to visit the house, now a museum, where Ernesto Guevara spent most of his childhood years.
We arrived in Rosario on a very cold, grey and windy afternoon. The 4 hour bus journey up from BA was rather uneventful and uninspiring, mostly flat farm lands. After catching a quick bus downtown and checking into our hostel, we headed out in the evening to see a bit of the city.
Being the largest city in Argentina, Buenos Aires should not be explored in a rush if you want to get a real taste of it as each barrio (neighbourhood) has its own unique characteristics. I’d definitely recommend adding a few extra nights’ stay to your itinerary if you’re planning a visit.
We enjoyed spending some quality time in the following areas;
Pretty soon we too joined the “Buenos Aires Fan Club” and fell in love with this marvellous city. It has so much to offer whether you’re a bookworm or dance fanatic, food lover or fashionista, there’s something for everyone.