Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting travel destinations around. It is an amazing city, with some historic sites, great food and lots to do. Once you set foot on Argentine soil you probably won’t want to go home again, which is the sign of a truly special travel destination.
However, will you be tempted to pack a giant suitcase and take it with you on your trip here? This isn’t really necessary, as we can see by looking at the following points.
A Great Value City
One of the outstanding features of the Argentine capital right now is that is one of the planet’s best value destinations. The peso is struggling just now but the standard of hotel accommodation, food and many other things remains very high. This means that it is a very good idea to dedicate a percentage of your trip’s budget to enjoying the good life in Argentina and buying some stuff while you are there. Anything you need while you are there, such as clothes and toiletries, can also be picked up while you are in Buenos Aires without spending a fortune on it.
A Fantastic City for Shopping In
Another reason to pack lightly for a trip to Buenos Aires is that it is a great place to go shopping in. The markets, the stores and the other shopping opportunities here are too good to miss. From the famous antiques market in the streets of San Telmo to the busy pedestrianized Calle Florida shopping area, there are many places you can go to spend some money on things to take back home. Of course, you don’t want to be restricted in what you can take back by having taken a bunch of towels, toiletries and unnecessary clothing with you. Leave some of these things at home and you can have more scope for taking home gifts and souvenirs, of which you will find plenty of options to choose from.
Get Around More Easily
Your plan might be to only see Buenos Aires but might you not be tempted to see a bit more of Argentina once you realize what a fine country it is? A bus trip to the popular seaside city of Mar del Plata or a longer journey to the stunning Iguazu Falls or the beautiful town of Bariloche will show you another side of the country. Of course, you won’t want to do this while heaving a huge amount of luggage behind you or risk leaving some things behind for too long in a left luggage locker or hotel. By travelling more lightly you will feel freer to spend more time exploring this giant country. All you need to do is but whatever you need as you move around. This makes sense as well because the temperature and conditions vary so much in different parts of the country that you would need to take an awful lot of clothes with you in order to feel comfortable everywhere you go.’
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