San Telmo, Buenos Aires

IMG_5909One of the things I made sure to do before leaving Buenos Aires was to go back to San Telmo one more time. Every Sunday there is huge street market. It’s a bit touristy but you see plenty of locals there too.

The market is very lively, with all kinds of performers.

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If you want to watch tango for free there are shows around Plaza Dorrego. Really you should tip them a few pesos if you watch or take photos. It’s quite funny to watch people edging away towards the end of a performance, so as to avoid having to put money in the box.

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There are plenty of little shops to poke around in too.  If you go during the week it’s a lot quieter without the hustle and bustle of the market, although I much prefer the hustle and bustle. IMG_5915

It definitely pays to heed all the warnings about keeping a tight hold of your purse.  I saw a bag snatch whilst I was there this week; a man on a motorcycle grabbed a woman’s little clutch bag and roared away.  I usually go with no bag and everything in my pockets; then you just have to worry about the pickpockets.

 

 

 

 

 

2 replies »

  1. Hi Sarah
    Well my first question is, where are you now? I just loved the look for the performers, so colourful and vibrant. Unlike my trip to Peckham today, where I did think of you. I went to the coffee shop we went to and it was closed 😦 I was most upset. Peckham was not sunny today. Let me know where you are. Save travels my friend xxx

    • There are lots of great cafes around that area, but the trouble is I only really enjoy it when I can sit outside, and I doubt that would be appropriate there in Feb.
      I am taking a couple of weeks travelling around the south/middle of Argentina where I am expecting penguins, sea-lions and that kind of stuff.

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