Buenos Aires was also the place to meet up with a good friend from Geneva (another Nuno), who would then continue with us all the way up to Rio de Janeiro.
We placed our 'base camp' in the center, close to the Obelisco, and soon realized the true dimension of this huge city. Walking a few blocks under the hot sun was very long and tiring and would take us almost nowhere outside the immediate center, therefore the best way to move around turned out to be subway or taxi.
Every travel book says that La Boca is not to be missed, and that might be the reason why La Boca sees the highest concentration of tourists in the whole city. Nevertheless it was worth visiting this artistic and picturesque neighbourhood. The taxi driver advised us to be careful and to not move out of the specific tourist area.
La Boca is a playground for street artists, musicians, dancers and painters. The touristic area is a mix of restaurants, art galleries and souvenir shops. The buildings are painted in strong attractive colors and the main street is invaded by the terraces of restaurants. Almost every restaurant has a set of performing tango dancers, and this is where it starts.
Ai Mouraria' in a slight Spanish accent, a good performance that took us for some moments across the ocean back to Lisbon.
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