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La Boca: The Most Colorful Neighborhood In Buenos Aires

I can’t believe it’s December already – ahhhhhhh!  The last month has flown by with work trips, our Thanksgiving trip, and a detour to Napa for the weekend!  To top it all off, Mr. T and I are headed to Europe soon for the holidays so we’re super excited about that.  I can’t wait to get our mulled wine on as we stroll through the Christmas markets and succumb to all the Christmas cheer.

I’ve also been lame with downloading photos from my last trip to Argentina, but I finally got around to starting some of it today so I wanted to share my fave part of Buenos Aires, La Boca.  While this neighborhood isn’t exactly the safest, I love the little pedestrian walkway area known as Caminito.  It has so many bright and beautiful colors as well as such an energetic buzz with all the waiters hollering passerbys to sit down for a meal, people running around for photo ops, live bands and singers, and the improptu tango shows!

Check out some photos from my last visit:

If you’re planning on going:

  • Stay in the area where all the tourists are!  The side streets in La Boca, while tempting to wander around, are dangerous.  This remains one of the poorest barrios in Buenos Aires.
  • Since this is a tourist attraction, dining here will cost a pretty penny.  Why not hang out in La Boca for a couple of hours and save lunch for another spot?

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