Well what a time we had in Buenos Aires. I have to say probably the best city I've visited. Before we went I'd read some of the negative comment about safety and the like and how taxis might try and rip people off. We walked what seemed like the length and breath of Ba by day and took taxis in the evening.There were five of us so generally it was 2 or 3 of us going in different directions. To all of us the city appeared a very safe place to visit without a hint of any undercurrent or concerns in any way. Because we always had to get 2 taxis we were able to compare fares and get a good impression overall of taxi drivers and the service. Never did the fare vary much at all and the drivers were all extremely friendly.On our last night coming back from Palermo to the centre the taxi did'nt have his meter on and I thought to myself that he was going to try and overcharge. When we got to our hotel he realised this -offered apologetic signals and said 8 peso. The fare should have been 17. (gave him 20 )I just thought I'd lead with this because any potential visitor reading TA will have read the other side.
We did all the usual tourist things.We ate and drank to our hearts content and never had a bad meal.The 3 of us lads went to see River Plate at home and got great tickets just at the half way line and as big soccer fans found the atmosphere electric.It was so good we told the girls that they'd just have to see Boca the following Sunday.This was some experience. The rain was pelting down as we got into the minibus at our hotel. The guide gave me the 5 tickets which I noticed were in the visitors section and standing not sitting. Neither my wife nor daughter are remotely interested in football and I reckon were only going to maybe admire a few of the players from their seats, have a little drink at half time and tell the story when they get home.During the drive to La Boca my wife asked me were we all going to be sitting together. Dont worry I said we'll all be together. It was the heaviest rain I've experienced and after being searched about 5 times going into the ground we were soaked to the skin for 90mins.But - they loved it. A memorable night, a good game against Huracan and 4 goals as well. I will certainly recommend Ba to anybody here. We are in our early 50's and had son , daughter and son-in law with us. We had a fantastic time and despite our different age group each night was fab, whether it was a nice meal with steaks to die for, or late night/mornings in bars in Palermo with names I cant begin to remember- we all said we'd love to return. Well done Ba