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Buenos Aires is for Tourists

Photo courtesy of Luis Rock

Photo courtesy of Luis Rock

Argentina was once among the top ten richest countries in the world. Following a century of depression, political turmoil, and war, it can once again be counted among the exotic destinations that travelers want to see. While the capital city of Buenos Aires has much to offer tourists, yachties would be better off avoiding it.

Perched on a plateau overlooking the Rio de la Plata estuary, the city of Buenos Aires again presents a modern face to the world. It has updated its aging subway system, the oldest in Latin America, to serve its population of over 12 million, and built new high rise towers, bridges and roads. But what the tourists come to see are the more colorful parts of the city down along the estuary. Continue reading