Buenos Aires in English means fair winds or good air. It is positioned on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the south-eastern coast of the South American continent. It has been nicknamed ‘The Pearl of South America’ due to its majestic buildings and memorials that have been hailed by architectural experts as being “an authentic view of major world trends and not mere copies from Europe”.
Seeing these many beautiful buildings, museums, and other places of historical interest is a must during your days in Buenos Aires. A guided tour is the usual way of getting around to see all the sights, but if you’re on a budget why not try cycling. This can give you a very relaxing view of the city with no schedule to stick to. You can really take in the atmosphere, grab a coffee, and sample the local food, but you do have to be very careful. This is because local bikers can be pretty erratic as there are no biking restrictions in the city and drivers soon run out of patience. It is advisable, therefore to stick to the registered bike paths, which can be found in the Bosques de Palermo, Costanera, Parque Thays, Av. Figueroa Alcorta, and Avenida Libertador.