In August 2013, we ended our 4 month trip to South America in Buenos Aires. We rented an apartment there for two weeks and during that time we took a bus trip to Puerto Iguazú in order to see Iguazú Falls. This is really a collection of approximately 275 discreet waterfalls that straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil. Iguazú Falls are considered to be among the most beautiful and largest in the world. They stretch out over an area 1.7 miles long so it’s difficult to take it all in but you can experience the beauty of these falls from many vantage points.
While in Puerto Iguazú, you can easily check out Tres Fronteras which provides a view of three countries at the confluence of two great rivers.
When we arrive in a new city, a walking tour is a great way to get introduced to the city and get oriented to special sights. Paid walking tours are available in most cities and can cost from $5 to $15 per person. In many places we are able to find free walking tours. There are two basic types of free walking tours.
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It’s difficult to choose, but here are some of the notable sights in Buenos Aires.
In the late 1800’s, many of the working class Spanish and Italian immigrants who came to Buenos Aires settled in this neighborhood (photos) on the south side of Buenos Aires. They worked in the meat packing plants and in the shipyards around the Riachuelo river.
San Telmo (photos) is one of BA’s most historically rich neighborhoods. Its narrow cobbled streets and beautifully aging colonial buildings give it a charming and comfortable feel. It sits just to the south of the city center and is host to many tango parlors and cafes.