Travel Diaries: 48 hours in Buenos Aires
Argentina's grass-fed beef is as good as it's supposed to be, especially when washed down with the country's famed Malbec wine. And while dancing the tango might not be for everyone, it's worth a shot for the sounds and steps that give Buenos Aires its soul.
The city also boasts of fashionable nightclubs, a revamped dock area flush with luxurious skyscrapers, fusion cuisine, and an extensive network of cycle paths for a bit of two-wheeled sightseeing.
Political passions and the country's turbulent economic past are never far away in Buenos Aires. Don't be alarmed by frequent street protests or dozens of illegal money changers offering to swap dollars and euros at a favourable, black-market rate in the city's main shopping street, Florida.
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