Buenos Aires, Argentina: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

March 7, 2013

Ordering an omelet con queso y papas fritas almost every day.

People dancing the tango in the middle of the street.

Walking across the romantic el Puente De La Mujar at night.

Seeing signs of Evita’s memory everywhere.

Savoring every single bite of the Placer Real roll at the Sushi Club.

Being mesmerized by the incredible wall art found all over.

Drinking one delicious café con leche after another.

Late night dinners with my Argentinean husband filled with Spanglish and Fernet.

Indulging in dulce de leche frappuccinos® at Starbucks.

Marveling at the European influenced architecture.

Knowing that I can order cuatro queso gnocchi anywhere in the city and that it will taste heavenly.

Never having to really say goodbye, because I will always be returning again soon.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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96 thoughts on “Buenos Aires, Argentina: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

  1. Candace

    Andi!! These pictures are absolutely DIVINE. Even though I am happy to be in Delhi right now, thank you for taking me to Buenos Aires for just a few wonderful moments! You’ve got me itching to visit there soon 🙂

  2. Roxanne

    Take me here… From the dulce de leche frap to the wall art, and the tango to Evita, I’m mesmerized. Beautiful photos and story, as always, darling.

  3. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    Oh I love SO many things about this post. My little sister really wants to go to Europe this year (for her first real time traveling outside of the U.S.), but since I’m still hoping we’ll get stationed overseas next year, how do I convince her to go to Argentina with me instead?? (I suppose I could just send her this post!) 🙂

      1. Katie @ Domestiphobia

        Seriously! I talked with her and she’s open to it, but then I got a little discouraged when I looked at ticket prices. :\ Even more than some places in Europe! Then, just 5 minutes ago, a package was delivered to my house. It was a bottle of wine a friend sent to thank me for helping her find a great gift for her boyfriend’s birthday, and guess where it’s from??? Argentina. Must be a sign. And how cool would that be to have YOU as a tour guide??

  4. Naomi Todd

    Street art in South America is the best. If you haven’t been Santa Teresa in Rio it is worth checking out, the street art is amazing! Also looking forward to checking out Bogota’s street art, I hear it’s great. The picture of BAs really make me want to go back so bad, I’m pretty sure I’ll be back some time soon.

  5. Krista

    I love this post, Andi. 🙂 One of my favorites, I think. So many good, precious, and personal things that make your heart happy. 🙂 xo

  6. Gayla

    Oh my, You had me at ‘omelet con queso y papas fritas’. It sounds so exotic, yet it’s so simple. And the simple ones are usually the best! The wall art is phenomenal. Fabulous photos of Buenos Aires. I’ve added it to my dream destinations list 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Isn’t the street art gorgeous!?! If it hadn’t had been over 100 degrees every day we were there I would have walked every inch of the city to find more. How romantic is it that people dance tango in the streets???

  7. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

    Definitely on my travel list – my best friend is from Cordoba and talks all about how amazing Argentina is! Gorgeous gorgeous post!

  8. Jema

    I love the art walls! They have such detail and brilliant color. It looks like you had an amazing time. I think I would just fly there to have some of that delicious coffee and then have a photo shoot by the walls! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jonathan Look, Jr.

    Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires . . . okay, I am convinced! I think the universe is wanting me to go there. Seems every blog a read lately is from Buenos Aires. It does look amazing and your images are beautiful!

  10. Becky

    Such a beautiful blog! I’m going to Buenos Aires in 3 weeks for the first time to meet my boyfriend who’s doing some travelling…have been really nervous as I wasn’t sure what to expect! You’re blog has made me so excited, the city looks so interesting and your photos really portray the culture and lifestyle 🙂 x

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Thank you so much!!! How exciting that you’ll be meeting your boyfriend in BA. How romantic! No reason to be nervous, you will fall head over heels in love. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

  11. Camels & Chocolate

    Scott and I were just talking about going somewhere for a week or so this fall, and BsAs was definitely my #1 suggestion. Now if we can just get the timing to work, as we also have to squeeze in a visit to see his family–we haven’t been back to SF in two years!

  12. CRA Adventure Travel

    Great Pics! I live in Costa Rica and have a bunch of friends that are Argentinian. We talk about travelling there together all of the time. But after seeing these amazing pictures makes me want to go now!

  13. tia

    The wall art looks so cool! I would love to see more pictures of this! And the 4 queso gnocchi.. Wow. Now I’m craving gnocci for breakfast!

  14. Steph | A Nerd At Large

    Simply magnificent photos! My fave is the shot of the street art in the background with cobblestones in the foreground. I am missing Buenos Aires so much. Visited on a tour a few weeks ago and did not get enough time there. Overcoming the dulce de leche dependency I acquired in Argentina is proving to be a challenge and I am missing alfajores terribly. Do you happen to know where I could find a good recipe to try making them at home?

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Thank you so much, your kind words mean a lot! Overcoming a DDL dependency is almost impossible, this is why we always bring back tons and tons of it in our suitcases whenever we return. I wish I had a recipe, if I find one I promise I will pass it along.

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Haha yes the epic nightlife is fabulous, but now that I’m in my 30’s when I visit my 2nd home I don’t really party that much. I will have to find out from my friends in BA what the name of that restaurant was.


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