Staying with a local family on Lake Titicaca

Test During my travels to South America, I experienced some of the most unique and wonderful moments in my life. One of those special moments was when I visited the islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru. Lake Titicaca is a large deep blue lake located high in the Andes on the borders of Peru and Bolivia. It is famous for being the highest navigable lake in the world but also for the unique Uros floating islands made out of floating reeds. Many families still live traditional lifestyles on the different Islands and Quechua is the most widely spoken language. The diverse culture and unique scenery should be reason enough to want to go. Nevertheless, what really made this experience exceptional to me was staying with a local family on the lake.

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View of Lake Titicaca from Amantani Island

My journey began in Puno, a town located on the borders of the Lake on the Peruvian side, where we boarded a comfortable boat. I spent my time on the deck looking at the endless scenery. After a couple of hours, we had reached one of the Uros floating islands where we got off. Taking my first steps on the island, I remained wary… but I quickly started to enjoy the funny sensation of the thick grass under my feet. We were shown around the tiny island and our guide taught us about the history of the Uros Islands. I learn t that the islands were originally made to prevent attacks from enemies such as the Incas. A couple of locals were selling craft made out of the same reed including children toys and other tapestry. After an hour or so, we went back to the boat and headed to Amantani Island where we would stay with a local family.

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Local woman selling her crafts on one of the Uros Floating Islands

At our arrival, we were greeted by a group of local women in their traditional dresses. We were then each introduced to our local ‘mother’ and taken to their home. I walked up a hill and stopped in front of a small farm-like place. My Quechuan mother showed me to my room. It was small, basic and there was no running water but it had a very authentic charm to it. After having settled, I was called for dinner. I entered a small dark kitchen where my mother was cooking and I spent a bit of time trying to speak to her daughter in Spanish. She was 17 and told me she was currently helping her mum with the work but that she was hoping to move to the main land to study in the future. Her mother joined us and we enjoyed a traditional Peruvian meal (quinoa soup, a lot of rice and potatoes!). It was incredible to be able to immerse myself in their lives for a short time. Even with the language barrier, we were able to understand each other and exchanged a few laughs.

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Me and my local family

After dinner, they dressed me up in one of their traditional dresses and we all went out to the community hall and danced to traditional music. My Quechuan mother tried teaching me their local dance but since I have two left feet, we ended up laughing more than dancing. After a while, we headed back home, stopped to gaze at the many stars and I snuggled up into a very comfortable warm bed.

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Trying on the traditional dress (it kept me nice and warm!)

The next day was quite emotional as we hugged each other goodbye. They were such kind people and I was so glad to have been able to have met them and take part in this eye-opening experience. Before heading back to Puno, we made a small stop at Taquile island where we visited some Pre-Incan ruins and agricultural terraces on hillsides. I was also bemused by the homes equipped with solar panels. We then stopped to eat freshly fished trout from the lake. This was probably the tastiest trout I have ever eaten – I still crave for it sometimes, especially after eating trout from our supermarkets! We had the afternoon to walk around and make some more purchases at the local market before heading back to Puno, enjoying the peaceful boat trip for one last time.

Overall I loved Lake Titicaca and highly recommend anyone to add it into their holiday. You can get a great flavour of the Uros Floating Islands on a full day trip, but staying overnight is a truly special experience that I will remember forever.

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Aurelie is a Travel Specialist at Latin Routes. If you would like to discuss Lake Titicaca or a holiday to Peru you can contact her directly by telephone or email – 020 8546 6222, aurelie@latinroutes.co.uk

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This trip was one of the highlight of my trip to South America and I definitely recommend the 2 days experience to anyone who goes to Peru!

Cruising the End of the World with Cruceros Australis

After a successful start to 2015 for Latin Routes, this March I was lucky enough to take another fantastic trip to my favourite continent. This time I travelled 8314 miles from Heathrow to the ‘end of the world’, landing in Ushuaia, Argentina, to experience one of the much sought after Cruceros Australis Patagonian cruises. After a wonderfully hot and sunny two day stopover in Buenos Aires we made the journey down south to Tierra del Fuego, a large land mass split between Chile and Argentina.

The view from the plane when we were coming in to land has to be up there with one of the most impressive I’ve ever experienced. The aeroplane gets so close to the tops of the snow-capped mountains you feel as though you could touch them. Stepping into Ushuaia airport is already a huge contrast to the large, bustling hub of Buenos Aires domestic airport; it almost feels cosy, being built out of wood and less than a quarter of the size of that of the capital.

Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world, with a population of around 57,000 and a very interesting and colourful history. A key event in the city’s history is of course the Falklands War with Britain in 1982. Although there is a prominent memorial and a museum to honour the fallen, I certainly felt no animosity towards us as British travellers. In fact, I even made a couple of local friends…

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Embarkation for the cruise starts in the afternoon at the pier, after you have checked-in your luggage at the downtown office. Upon boarding the ship a member of the crew escorts you to your room to welcome you. My cabin was suprisingly spacious and very comfortable! The big window above my bed framed many incredible, ever-changing views throughout the cruise. After settling in everyone was invited up to the Yamana Lounge to meet the crew and learn about the navigation route. There are less than 200 passengers on board of various nationalities, so to make things simple you can choose to attend all the briefings in Spanish or English, which take place in different parts of the ship.

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The atmosphere on board is very relaxed and friendly, with enough time between each activity to spend some time exploring the ship, watching the scenery and wildlife outside or just chilling out in your cabin. Aside from the flocks of Cormorants that can be found flying or feeding alongside the boat, you will also see Sea-lions taking a break on the rocky shores, but if you are vigilant and patient, you might catch sight of the odd Magellan penguin passing by like I did!

On this particular route the Via Australis’ first stop is the Garibaldi Glacier, accessed by navigating the world famous Beagle Channel overnight. After a very filling breakfast in the ship’s Patagonia Dining Room we meet in the Sky Lounge on the upper deck to listen to instructions for the morning’s disembarkation. Before we are assisted into zodiac boats we all spend some moments admiring the view of the glacier from the ship and take some photos. Having chosen the most active of the two morning excursions, we land on a rocky beach and start our climb up to an impressive waterfall. The view from the top is incredible and there is absolutely no-one else around. The only movement we can see on the fjord is the Via Australis, which looks tiny from this distance.

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The first day is packed with impressive sights and there is never a dull moment. Between excursions you can be quietly sitting on one of the ship’s comfy sofas, enjoying a gin and tonic, when suddenly someone catches sight of a school of Chilean dolphins and the surrounding passengers all rush over to get a glimpse. At 12.30 the passengers convene in the dining room for a delicious all you can eat buffet lunch. The wine is flowing!

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In the afternoon we disembark in the zodiacs once again to greet the almighty Pia Glacier. The guides are brilliant and the scenery is breathtaking. While we are standing listening to the fascinating facts the guide is giving us there is a loud crash and what looks like a tiny piece of ice breaks away from the face of the glacier and falls into the water below. In reality of course the piece of ice is bigger than a house, but from where we are standing the perspective leads you to believe otherwise. With the rain and mist coming down we are delighted when the guides start handing out hot chocolate with whiskey – it warms us up instantly! Back on the ship everybody freshens up and settles in to the sky lounge for the best view, ready to pass through the famous Glacier Alley. Dinner is served at 8pm and afterwards, with people feeling merry, we persuade our group to join in Karaoke!

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The next morning it’s an early rise as we disembark on Cape Horn. This is quite an impressive operation. Although not everyone who comes this way is able to land at Cape Horn, the Via has a 90% success rate. We are against all the elements this morning as we climb the stairs to the monument and I feel as though I could get blown away at any moment! Still bleary-eyed I make it into the lighthouse and get some respite from the Gail-force wind and rain! The resident Chilean Navy officer is in there to greet us, dressed smartly in his naval uniform, along with his son for company. Each year a different Officer is given the job of manning the tiny island’s lighthouse, where he will reside for 365 days with his family.

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After a hearty breakfast and some down time we are invited to the bridge to meet the ship’s Captain and crew. I find the experience very interesting and the crew are extremely friendly. While we are in there they receive the results of the latest national football game through the radio… they have to stay connected they tell me.  Our very knowledgeable guide shows us our route on a nautical map before we say goodbye to the Captain and make our way to the dining room for another excellent lunch.

The afternoon is comprised of an optional film screening about Shackleton and his adventures in Antarctica, followed by our final excursion. We are given two options for the last excursion, historical or active. Having already done some fairly challenging physical activity on the first excursion I chose the more educational activity. We get in the zodiac boats for the last time and as we are zipping over to the jetty, to everyone’s delight we see a dolphin leaping out of the water. The sun is shining and it is quite easy to see why this particular remote part of the world was named by the natives as Wulaia, meaning ‘beautiful bay’. Over the next hour and half I am intrigued as I learn about the history of the bay and the famous characters in it. The excursion ends with a visit to the old radio control building, which Australis have recently renovated and converted into a private museum.

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For the last evening we attend a farewell dinner, where once again we stuff ourselves with incredible food and wine! In the Sky Lounge the Captain makes a farewell toast and we all come together for the last time. The Via navigates through the Beagle channel while we sleep and at 9am the next morning we disembark back in Ushuaia. The experience felt totally unique and I came with some fantastic memories (and photos!) and a lot more knowledge about the fascinating history and geography of Patagonia.

To speak to one of our Travel Specialist about booking a cruise with Australis – click here.

 

The Atacama Desert Will Blow Your Mind

I recently came back from the trip of a lifetime in my beloved South America and while I am full of renewed enthusiasm for this wonderful continent I want to share my experiences with you!

As part of my trip I was lucky enough to visit the incredible Atacama Desert high up in the north of Chile, nestled between two mountain chains. I started my journey in Northwest Argentina where, bright and early in the morning, I boarded the top deck of a very comfortable coach. I realise that the idea of spending a day on a bus does not sound like fun to many, however, there are two very good reasons for doing so! Firstly, from Argentina the cost of a bus journey is much less compared to booking flights via Santiago, and your money not only buys you a comfortable reclining seat, but meals, snacks and coffee are served by very friendly staff while you lay back and watch the latest film (if you’re not glued to the view outside!). Secondly, the scenery you pass on the 8 hour journey is constantly changing, from steep mountain climbs of the Andes and occasional herd of grazing vicunas to the vast white salt plains or snowy winding roads.

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After miles and miles of nature and passing only the odd shack or tiny village, the bus pulled in to a small dusty town built of adobe, called San Pedro de Atacama. There are only two main streets in the town and the roads are only dirt tracks. It already makes me feel relaxed.

My driver from Alto Atacama greeted me inside the bus station and directed me to the minivan waiting for me just across the road. Upon arrival at Alto I was met by the deputy manager, a lovely friendly woman, and a porter to take my suitcase to my room. I was swiftly handed a refreshing glass of fruit juice, handed my key card and accompanied to what was to be my home from home for the next couple of nights. On the way I was informed about the various excursions departing the next day and told to have a think and let them know once I’d decided. The room was beautiful. There was calming music playing from the surround sound and through the french windows the sun was about to set in between the surrounding mountain sides. That evening I was invited to the hotel’s private observatory to do some star-gazing, needless to say the desert was making a great first-impression. Before bed I decided on an activity for the following afternoon, booked a massage for the morning, got into my slippers and robe and relaxed completely… bliss.

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After a delicious and leisurely breakfast I was greeted by Veronica, the resident landscape architect, who offered to take me on a tour of the lodge. Veronica originally studied biology and went on to study botany and landscape architecture in Paris. Heavily influenced and inspired by the beauty of nature, she is one of the most interesting and passionate women I have ever met. Veronica took me around the grounds to the orchard, where figs and potatoes are starting to grow. A delightful and leisurely morning so far! The only way I could get more relaxed was to hit the lodge’s Spa! After an incredible full body massage I lay out in the sun next to one of the five swimming pools, with not a soul around… Heaven.

Lunch was a pleasant surprise. Instead of being seated inside, I was escorted out into the warm and sunny garden where the tables were beautifully laid and ready for the guests. Over a fantastic dish of gnocchi I got chatting to a Brazilian couple next to me and it turned out we were all going on the same afternoon excursion to the salt lagoons. With lunch over I was invited by Veronica to go and feed the resident llamas; I’m a huge animal lover so I was thrilled by the invitation. I noticed straight away how at ease she was with the native animals, who were wonderfully curious and very friendly.

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At 5pm I was greeted at Reception by our tour guide and introduced to the other people coming on the same excursion (three of whom I had already met at lunch!). We were given a brief on the way to the  first stop, which was the oldest church in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, built originally from local cactus wood, known as ‘cardon’. From there we continued driving up towards the Salar de Atacama, passing a stunning landscape of far off volcanoes and mountains. With the light slowly changing we hopped out of the van and to my surprise were greeted with a huge flock of beautiful pink flamingos. Sunset was imminent so after our guide taught us all about the geology of the area and we had each taken enough photos of the nearby flamingos, we sat down to a picnic in-front of the setting sun. I felt so far away from the rat race, almost as if we were on another planet, so I was brought back to Earth when I was offered a very British cup of Earl Grey tea!

My time in the Atacama was incredible and when it came to leaving the following morning I felt incredibly jealous of the other guests who would be staying on to explore even more of the fantastic Altiplanic region. All in all, for those who love breathtaking landscapes, almost guaranteed sunshine year round, new experiences and a real break from the madness of city life, the Atacama is the perfect destination.

To find out more about the best ways to discover the Atacama, get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists – contact us.

Saving Sea Turtles in Brazil with Project Tamar

Brazil is home to tons of incredible and exotic wildlife from the flora and fauna of the vast Amazon jungle in the West to the sea creatures of its long Atlantic coastline over on the East coast. The North-East coast is an increasingly popular holiday destination due to its natural beauty comprised of pristine white sand beaches, lush green vegetation and clear blue waters.

In particular, one of the many native inhabitants that is often found in this area of the massive country is the magnificent sea turtle. There are five species of sea turtle found off the shores of Brazil and for a long time now their populations have been in decline. Thankfully, in the nineteen-eighties a wonderful initiative named Tamar-ICMBio was set up by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), with the sole purpose of protecting these beautiful and gentle creatures. Two years after its establishment in 1980, Tamar’s first research station was constructed to help monitor breeding grounds and sea turtle activity, which is a constant necessity in order to produce reliable findings.

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Today, Project Tamar has twenty-two research stations along the beautiful and scenic Brazilian coastline, which are responsible for carrying out its main aims, including ensuring protection laws are being upheld. Alongside their research stations the project has now set up several visitors centres across the country that cater to the many curious tourists and indeed locals that are interested in the endangered animals. The national conservation program also educates local fishing communities as a means to prevent them damaging the turtles habitats and instead learn how alternative fishing techniques can protect these important ecosystems. By employing locals and supporting schools and nurseries from the villages surrounding the centres and research stations, Project Tamar aims to create long-term sustainability.

Plan a visit

You can visit Project Tamar in lively Florianopolis, a very short flight south of Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy a fun-filled island holiday, exploring the many beaches of the favoured Brazilian holiday hotspot. Florianopolis is made up of one stretch on the mainland and a large island connected by a bridge, the latter becoming especially popular with holiday-makers between October and March. Book with and us and stay at the impressive Boutique Hotel Quinta das Videiras – a brilliantly located hotel with fantastically arty interiors set close to the beaches and overlooking the lake ‘Lagoa da Conceicao’.

Alternatively, head to the laid back beach town of Praia da Forte in the North-East State of Bahia for less hustle and bustle and more sheer relaxation in a little piece of paradise. The sea here is teeming with marine life and ideal for snorkelling or swimming. For an extra special getaway we recommend staying at the Tivoli Eco Resort, which boasts stunning grounds and eight natural swimming pools. Spend an afternoon visiting the the sea turtles at Project Tamar’s visitor centre on the nearby main beach and follow it up with a visit to the local castle ruins.

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Eco Tourism is experiencing a steady boom in Brazil. Plan the trip of a lifetime now and know that you are helping do a good thing for our planet by visiting a Project Tamar centre in one of the many spectacular locations. Find out more by asking one of our Travel Specialists – click here.

 

Closed Door Restaurants: The Local Dining Experience

For unique foodie experiences head to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo

On my last couple of visits to Buenos Aires my time was limited, so naturally I wanted every meal to count, I wanted it to be great, not just good. I talked to nearly every local I knew to get their restaurant recommendations and I found that on almost everyone’s list was a closed door restaurant. Although they are not a new phenomenon I noticed that there is still a buzz about town for the mysterious puerta cerrada, as it’s known in Argentina. After the economic crisis of 2001, these home-grown businesses became an entrepreneurial trend, and one that has spread to other cities such as the gastronomic hub of Sao Paulo.

In my opinion these off-the-beaten-track culinary experiences offer more than the average restaurant. Firstly, the food is just like home cooking, made by passionate and friendly locals who put love and care into every dish and welcome each guest into their dining room with open arms. Secondly, its a really brilliant way to meet other people, usually from all corners of the world. You are more likely to make friends with a couple from Stockholm than Buenos Aires, but hey, that’s what travelling is about! Thirdly, it’s a great chance to see more of the city and venture further than the hotel restaurant or the tourist traps. You might find yourself in a trendy back street loft apartment or maybe a beautiful courtyard garden on the city outskirts. Finally, the huge choice of closed door restaurants that has arisen over the last few years, in both Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, means they now offer a vast array of cuisines, cooked by close-knit  teams of people from various nationalities in a home from home environment. Whatever type of food you fancy, you are likely to find a place that will cook it for you. Take your pick from cuisines such as Japanese, Colombian, Mediterranean, Argentinean… the list is endless.

Finding these hidden gems is half the fun. Although they are not as well-advertised as regular restaurants, these supper clubs house some of the most sought-after tables in the city. If you are new to the city or only on a whistle-stop and can’t benefit so much from word of mouth, luckily many closed-door restaurants can be found through Google. Some have their own websites where you can find contact details, but equally many do not, so we have to thank blogs like Buenos Aires based Pick-up-the-fork for sharing their favourite spots all over the city. There are various other websites or blogs where you’ll find useful reviews of some of the most popular underground restaurants. If you are lucky enough to be heading to Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo, remember that most of the closed doors only open their doors on Friday and Saturday nights, so I advise you to plan ahead and get a reservation (remember your hotel can do this for you if your Spanish is not up to scratch!).

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With our combined first-hand knowledge of South America and the special experiences it has to offer every visitor, Latin Routes can put together a unique itinerary to combine all your passions and interests. We are there to share with you our insider knowledge and offer tips to make sure that you make the most of your visit. For anyone wanting to travel to Buenos Aires (and who in their right mind wouldn’t?) one unique activity we offer is an exciting small group cooking experience for an evening of delicious food and great company. If you like food but it’s not your main passion, have a look at our website to see what other types of specialist interests we can cater for – click here.

Whatever it is you are looking for, get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists for more details – click here

The Wonderful Wildlife of Chile: Feathered Friends

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In the previous two parts of ‘The Wonderful Wildlife of Chile’ we looked at the country’s fascinating land mammals such as the elusive Puma as well as under water creatures such as whales and dolphins. That leaves us with another kind of animal that we haven’t yet covered. Up in Chile‘s vast skies, looking down over the longest stretching mountain range in the world and the deep blue waters of the Pacific coastline, the animals are as varied up here as they are on the ground or in the sea below.

Now, when talking about Chile’s bird life, a special mention must be given to the Lauca National Park, located high up in the Andes and close to the border with Bolivia. The huge ecosystem that exists here in the Altiplano, the High Andean Plateau, has one of the highest altitudes in the world, but despite the plummeting night time temperatures and fierce winds the park is a real haven for bird-life. Amazingly, there are around 150 different species co-habiting in the beautiful environment. In an area that was once part of the National Park, Conaf have built a Vicuna sanctuary to help protect one of Chile’s native camelid species.

64336_10151435386693763_510569363_nAlthough it might not be the first place you imagine to be home to this animal, Chile in fact has three different types of flamingo, occupying the country’s varying environments. The Andean Flamingo, found commonly in the salt plains and lagoons of the Atacama Desert, is one of rarest flamingo species in the world and the only one with yellow legs and 3 toed feet. In contrast, the James Flamingo is often identified by its red legs and can be found in the Northern highlands. To both species, the biggest threat to their survival is mining followed closely by egg poaching, a long-existing problem that has deep cultural roots in the Altiplano. Because of their difficulty breeding successfully the Andean flamingo was recently declared endangered in 2010.

Further south in Patagonia the Chilean flamingo is primarily found in the Chacabuco Valley, between the summer months October to March. This bird is a deep pink colour, typically four to five feet high and can live for up to 50 years. Being naturally very social birds they can be seen in flocks of up to several thousand. Unfortunately, due mainly to changes in its habitat, the Chilean flamingo is classed as ‘Near Threatened likely-to-become-endangered’. All three types of flamingo that reside in Chile during the summer migrate to the Argentine wetlands in winter, which generally remain warm and humid all year round.

 

Soaring high above the Andes Mountain range hunting for its next meal you are likely to find the impressive Andean Condor. This enormous relative of the vulture has an average wing span of  9ft 3 and is one of the world’s longest living birds, living for up to 70 years. It features very strongly in South American culture; the condor is the National bird of Chile and has appeared on its bank notes. Andean mythology describes the condor as a symbol of power and health, with many cultures believing the bird held medicinal purposes and subsequently hunting it for its bones.

From a giant of the skies to a much smaller species of bird, the Patagonian Pygmy owl. This tiny little bird of prey is classified as threatened in the more developed areas of Patagonia. Although they carry out most of their activity after dark, the pygmy is not solely nocturnal and can quite often be seen by walkers during the day. The tiny predator typically weighs only a quarter of a pound, making it one of the smallest owls in the world. The females, which are always heavier than the males, lay their eggs in tree-trunks or abandoned nests. They have evolved to blend into their environment and camouflage extremely well due to their grey-brown colouring.

Our last bird in focus is the brightly coloured and less well-known hummingbird the Juan Fernandez Firecrown. These small and beautiful animals are on the list of most endangered birds in the world. Their declining population is extremely small as they are only found in one place in the world, Chile’s Robinson Crusoe Island. This island belongs to a three-island archipelago off the central coast known as the Juan Fernandez Islands, where the name of the species comes from. The females have a strikingly contrasting appearance to the orange-red males and are instead blue and green with a white breast. Like all hummingbirds the Firecrown feeds mainly from the nectar of brightly coloured flowers but also eats small insects from time to time.

That concludes our three-part series on The Wonderful Wildlife of Chile and hopefully each has given you more insight this country’s fascinating animal inhabitants. There is so much to see and explore in Chile and across South America, so get in touch with Latin Routes and we will start putting together an exciting itinerary tailormade just for you.

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Buenos Aires: An Architect’s Playground

A surprise around every corner…

When I was planning my first visit to Buenos Aires there were certain things that I was told to look out for; tango dancing in the streets, melt-in-the-mouth steaks, the polo, the leather goods.. I could go on! But something I never anticipated was the huge variety of creative architecture that has been used to build this unique South American metropolis. The main attractions dotted around the city centre are certainly impressive, such as the famous Casa Rosada or the historical Teatro Colón, but more of a surprise to me was the brilliant individuality of every suburban house that outlines the city and it is this that continues to inspire me on every visit.

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On the edge of the river basin, in the charming neighbourhood of San Isidro (where I was lucky enough to live) you will struggle to find any two houses the same. No, really! As someone from the UK I am used to seeing rows and rows of identical houses all built in the same brick, with the same features and the only differentiating characteristic being the front doors painted different colours. Well step just outside of central Buenos Aires and a walk around any of these suburbs will start you daydreaming about leaving the uniformity of British suburbia and finding one of these wonderful abodes just for you and your family. The only problem is… which?!

Back in the neatly designed grid system of the city-centre, much like Manhattan in New York, the charming haphazard architecture is a great reminder of the city’s rich political history, with many buildings that tell their own story. After Argentina won their independence from Spanish rule in 1816, architects responded by rejecting the typical colonial style and were influenced by French, Italian and Ancient Greek design. Many of the older buildings in the capital are built in Renaissance, Neoclassical (head to Recoleta) or Art Nouveau style.  In more recent times some impressive modern structures have been created and the architects of today’s Buenos Aires continue to add to the city’s grandeur with unique and intriguing designs.

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There is so much to marvel at in Buenos Aires and across the country, so be inspired to explore it all and book an in-depth tour of Argentina. If you are short on time have a look at one of our Argentina highlights packages. For your stay in Buenos Aires we can arrange a guided tour of the City on a private or small group basis. Highly recommended is our tour of the leafy Northern Suburbs, where you can venture beyond the high-rises and experience the slow-paced and equally wonderful side of the Capital.

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