Speaking of Tours in Buenos Aires...

A while back I had mentioned some private tours you could arrange in Buenos Aires. One other way to visit Buenos Aires is with one of the volunteer guides provided by Cicerones de Buenos Aires. The organization, created by Argentine law in 2001, is a non-profit volunteer-run group dedicated to offering complimentary tours to visitors. A simple application form allows you to list your contact information, the number of people in your group and your interests and they will hook you up directly with a PorteƱo.

We used the service during our first visit to Buenos Aires in 2005. Cicerones put us in touch with Dany, an attorney who was roughly the same age as my wife and I. We met him at our hotel and spent the next three hours walking around, chatting and getting to know him and BsAs. It made for a great experience and, best of all, it didn't cost us a cent. At the end of our tour, we joined our guide for the Almacen Suipacha, just a few short paces from our hotel. We had a filling meal (there I am in my fatter days) and our fair share of Malbec. Overall, well worth it and something you should check out.

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