My most recent travel adventure was 4 weeks in South America. Yes, I realise 4 weeks is less than ideal but this is where balancing roots and wings can mean compromise! South America is a [surprisingly, really] large continent and each country genuinely has its own unique culture and identity. I’m probably going to include a few posts about my South American travels but let’s start with one of the many ways to spend an enchanting evening in the bewitching city that is Buenos Aires…
Start with dinner at Osaka – a Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant in Palermo. My favourites on the menu – delicious ceviche, all kinds of meat cooked to absolute perfection and passionfruit sashimi. The cocktail list is pretty creative too. We scored a table because we decided to eat early (8pm) and avoid the 11pm dinner rush [yes, you heard right] – but I’d book ahead if you can.
After dinner, take a stroll through Palermo and you’ll find a bar called Sheldon (more specifically, at Honduras 4969, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires). Sit in the colourfully tiled courtyard and enjoy a glass [or bottle] of wine listening to cool jazz remixes of songs like “Don’t Stop The Music” (Rhianna) and “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green). There are all kinds of bars in Palermo – visit them all until you find one that clicks for you.
Late night [pre-club] snack time? Stop by Pizzeria Guerrin and have a pizza slice or an empanada the way the locals do – standing up at the bar (Av Corrientes, Buenos Aires). It will be crowded. It will be delicious. I highly recommend the ham and cheese empanada (80% gooey cheese, 20% ham).
If clubbing is your thing, then you’re in the right city. On a Saturday night, you can’t beat Terrazas Del Este – make sure you’re on the terrace to watch the sunrise.