The autonomous district of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, the gateway to the country and possibly the starting point for your exciting Antarctic expedition. You may not immediately associate Argentina, or its capital, with the cold that you will experience as you head towards the 7th continent, but the southernmost part of this country has many glaciers, ski resorts and has seen the lowest temperature ever recorded in South America.
If this is to be the point of origin for your trip into the icy wilderness, then it’s definitely worth taking advantage and making the most of your time in this fantastic city. As the birthplace of the tango, Buenos Aires is full of passion, romance and culture. However, if you don’t fancy having a go at this famous dance, there are plenty of other ways to fill your time.
Just by strolling down the many wide boulevards, you will get a feel of what this city is all about. Trendy and designer areas such as Palermo are contrasted by the more authentic neighbourhoods, characterised by the colourful houses of La Boca. There are multiple monuments to seek out, museums to wonder around and even a zoo, but when the weather’s good there is only one thing to do in Argentina. The country has a major café culture, and so many locals love nothing more than sitting outside their favourite place with a cup of coffee; watching the world go by.
If you only have a limited time in Buenos Aires before your expedition gets underway, it is definitely worth adding an extra day or two to the beginning or end of your trip so that you can explore the Argentinian capital.