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EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - ONE DAY IN BUENOS AIRES 

 

Hello everyone today is March 25, 2016 and I am pleased to introduce Evanna and Robert. Both came all the way from the United States and trusted VIP TOURS BA to organize their holidays in Buenos Aires (transfers, hotels and day city tour).

So let’s begin! We started our day in Recoleta. We got them a really good hotel in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. I went to look for Evanna and Robert. They were already waiting impatiently and full of energy outside the hotel. When I arrived it was a cloudy and a cold day. Upon arrival, I asked them if they had any idea of what they wanted to see. I asked if they were interested in anything in particular or had if they had read a little bit about the city. Luckily they haven’t; I love picking people up on their first visit to Buenos Aires. We could say I like them to be “virgins on knowledge”. This way, I get to have the freedom to explain everything in a structured and flawless way that makes it easier for others to understand the city.

As we began the tour in Recoleta, we decided to start by visiting the cemetery of Recoleta located 5 blocks away from the hotel.

 

VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA CEMETERY
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA CEMETERY
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA CEMETERY
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA CEMETERY

As we began the tour in Recoleta, we decided to start by visiting the cemetery of Recoleta located 5 blocks away from the hotel.

So we got to the cemetery walking. Robert and Evanna show a good physical condition. I noted their outstanding resistance right away. They walked at a good pace. This is really important when doing a tour of Buenos Aires, especially because it saves us time to continue and visit many more places.

Upon arriving I explained them the history of the neighborhood and the cemetery. Right when we entered, Evanna fell in love with the place. As we started early in the day, we had enough time to visit many tombs and learn about their different storied behind them. Evanna was fascinated all the way with the cemetery. We talked about many different cemeteries from around the world, many she had visited before, but she would always say how none of them could ever be compared with this one.

When I see that someone is enjoying a place a lot, I tend to show them as much of that place as I can. That is why I showed them some tombs that usually we do not get to see in a normal tour. Some of these tombs are really hidden in the cemetery and only someone with previous knowledge about them can get to see them. I showed them some of the most striking and emblematic as tombs such as the one of Eva Duarte (Eva Peron) as well as some other far less visited.

After finishing the walk through the cemetery, we visited the Recoleta square, the Church and the Generic Floral. All the pictures are from the day of the tour.

VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA CEMETERY
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - FLORALIS GENERICA

We continued by walking around the United Nations’ plaza and visiting the University of Law. Then we took a cab to our next destination. We headed to the neighborhood of La Boca. Actually, we have a post dedicated entirely to the neighborhood of La Boca. If you wish to read more about it you can click the following link: http://viptoursba.com/Post/la-boca/. The neighborhood is synonymous of tango, tenement, passions and colors. When touring La Boca, one can definitely feel the history of immigration, suffering and work in the air. We walked all the way up and down the famous street of "Caminito".

I always like to highlight the fact that during a tour I am not the only one talking. Fortunately this is not a monologue about the city. The tourists always take some time to talk a little about life and ask me things unrelated to the city itself. People always show much interest in knowing how we live and how we work. They want to know how the politics of the country are and what our thoughts about them are. They also like to ask us about our passions and general interests. I was lucky because Evanna and Robert fitted this tourist stereotype that like to ask off topic questions and enjoy talking about life too. They told me their beautiful love story of how they met, they told me a little bit about their history together and finally, they told me about their beautiful children.

VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - LA BOCA

After so many talks and walks we were starving. We took a cab to the neighborhood of San Telmo. Here you can see a post dedicated entirely to the neighborhood http://viptoursba.com/Post/san-telmo-1/

Once there, we sat down to eat in front of the Plaza Dorrego in a beautiful Italian restaurant. San Telmo is beautiful wherever you see it. It is the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. I showed them some old Spanish styled houses, the 1898 market, the minimum house and the house of Ezeiza. Finally we walked the eminent street “Defensa” heading the Plaza de Mayo.

VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN TELMO
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN TELMO
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN TELMO
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN TELMO
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN TELMO

 

 

 

 

EVANNA & ROBERT

Smilling and enjoying the Tour and a Fantastic Meal in San Telmo Neighborhood! 

 

Sonriendo y disfrutando de un fantástico almuerzo en el barrio de San Telmo!

Walking down the street “Defensa” we finally arrived at Plaza de Mayo. I always say this is the most interesting place in Buenos Aires. This is the place where our nation rises and revives over and over in an infinite cycle. Politics, history, present and future, all of these come together in this simple and yet astonishing historic site. The founding of Buenos Aires, the independence, Evita waving her hand from the balcony of the Pink House, bombs, war, civil and military revolts, all of them happened here. Action, undoubtedly, has happened in the Plaza de Mayo as anywhere else in the country.

Moreover, we took advantage and visited the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, a beautiful and unique place with an astounding architecture and history. Finally we visited the mausoleum of our national hero and one of the maximum liberators of South America, San Jose de San Martin.

Later on, we went to “Florida” street. Its famous pedestrian traffic didn’t fail us. We were walking around thousands of people, where I was able to show my fellow tourists the speed and life of the city in its most natural stage. Everybody running and nobody seeming to arrive on time. We had to be extra careful for not to bump into anyone although it was almost impossible not to. In megalopolis like these there is always an elbow or an arm that hits you as you walk.

And so we kept walking and walking until we encountered the Obelisk. Then we continued to visit Galerias Pacifico and the beautiful murals painted by great Argentine painters such as Antonio Berni.

To finish our tour we visited Plaza San Martin. We took the opportunity to relax a bit with the calmness of the plaza and rest after such a breathtaking day.

Unfortunately our time was over, tired and happy we returned by taxi to the hotel where I said goodbye to Evanna and Robert!

During the tour I was able to tell the visitors many exclusive stories and city secrets. Furthermore, I was able to build a friendship and get to know them a little bit better. As funny as it may sound, I enjoyed their stories as much as they enjoyed mines. This is the beautiful opportunity a city tour worker gets to have by working with different people from all over the world.

Robert and Evanna, I thank you very much for trusting us to show you the splendid city of Buenos Aires. It was a pleasure to meet you and share with you an amazing day. I hope to see you soon in Buenos Aires. Here we are to welcome you with open arms. Thank you very much for your sympathy and good will!

 Here you can see some photos of our day!

 

VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - PINK HOUSE
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - OBELISK
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - GALIERIAS PACIFICO
VIP TOURS BA - EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - SAN MARTIN SQUARE