Introduction to Buenos Aires

As one of the largest cities in Latin America, there's a lot to be said about Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. It's old world and new world rolled into one sprawling urban jungle. It's where high-class nightclubs pulse until dawn with good-looking hipsters while on the other side of town, tired streets act as makeshift dancefloors for old-time tango dancers.

Buenos Aires is multifaceted, friendly and yet strangely familiar. There's a romance to it all, an exciting energy in the air, a twinkle in the eyes of its locals; an urban adventure just waiting to happen.

For all its colonial architecture, flashy restaurants and dusty antique stores, it's the locals, known as Porteños, who make BA the appealing place that it is. They also love their homeland just as much as their football. A passion that's not hard to miss, especially when the local teams Boca and River go head to head.

They also love a good piece of steak (cooked adoringly using wood), and they love the nightlife with bars adorning rooftops and no-nonsense drinks served straight up. All together, the loves of Porteños make Buenos Aires the cosmopolitan city it is today; lively, welcoming and with a twinkle in its eye.

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