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Liane's 2009 trip to Argentina  

A musical journey to the capital of Argentina

Through some online friends who live in Argentina, I've learned that it is a musical and cultural center for both music and art. There are many artists and musicians who travel to the capital city of Buenos Aires for music festivals and other events. I wish to see first hand how different the people and the culture of the country are from the United States. The friends I mentioned earlier have urged me to visit them and I've gained a strong desire to see what the country and cities are like in Argentina.

From the photography of my very talented friend Nadia Rivero, I feel that the city of Buenos Aires has a lot to offer in the areas of music, art, and architecture. I am curious about the cuisine of the city, as I always enjoy a good meal especially when it's new and different. I'm sure a major city like Buenos Aires has much to offer in terms of delicious food. Also, I'm guessing that the city would probably have plenty of great places to shop and sight see. I have visited big cities before, but I'm always struck by how much easier it is to buy whatever you want in the city compared to the suburbs.

Buenos Aires is the capital of the Republic of Argentina and the country's largest city. Located in front of the Río de La Plata, it is a modern, dynamic and radiant city that features the European architecture of its founders and absorbs the passion of its people; the "Porteños" (people of the port). Considered "The Pearl" of South America, Buenos Aires has an intense cultural life where tango, long coffee klatches and football (soccer) are essential elements in its people daily lives.

For more information, visit the Tourist Guide to Buenos Aires

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