|Cooking with Teresita in Buenos Aires. (It's me behind the hair-curtain, measuring some flour for some homemade empanadas.)|
I was hoping that if you had any questions or were wanting any recommendations on things to do/see, places to eat, activities to try, etc. in any of the places I have been that you would ask. You can leave a comment, tweet me, sky-write to me, whatever. I would love to help! And, if there are places I haven't been to yet, I just might know someone else who could give you some personal tips. Just ask away!
And while we're on the subject, here are my not-to-be-missed recommendations for Argentina:
- We stayed at the Villaggio Hotel which was on a quiet little street in downtown Mendoza. (Brian was thrilled that they had an English-speaking front desk staff.)
- In order to see wine-country the right way, we booked a wine tour w/tour guide with The Grapevine - if you go, ask if Fabio is still giving tours, he was amazing!
- We ended our time in Mendoza with one of the most memorable meals in our life-time (for a variety of reasons) - a 15 course meal at 743 Bistro. The head chef of many of the vineyard's restaurant kitchens has this test kitchen in his home, quite the treat.
|I loved that you could see the Andes from many of the vineyards we visited in Mendoza.|
- The cooking class was one of the best things we did in the city (see link above).
- The antiques fair in Sal Telmo was a wonderful combo of people watching, spontaneous tango and musicians. This takes place on Sundays.
- We went with a tour group to a club soccer match (River Plate vs. Boca Juniors), it was crazy fun and we were glad we took the tour-book's advice to go with a group that knew what they were doing.
- We also spent half a day wandering around the Recoleta Cemetery - one of the most fascinating places in the city. It's a little spooky, a lot historic and unlike anything I had ever seen before. You could see bones in coffins and cats all over the place!
- Finally, I would definitely recommend renting an apartment for a purely authentic experience (made much more so by the fact that we don't speak Spanish). We rented a great place in Palermo Viejo through ByT Argentina.