Known for its brilliantly colored buildings, La Boca is home to bohemian artists, rabid fútbol fans, and tango artists. Cobblestone streets, eclectic artwork, celeste y blanco striped jerseys, overpriced handmade crafts, and inviting cafés dot the barrio, making it an iconic spot here in Buenos Aires. Even so, we've been warned on more than one occasion that La Boca after dark is quite sketch; proceed with extra caution when night falls. Nonetheless, this is a place definitely worth going back to bright and early over the weekend—us gringos/yanquis aren't trying to get robbed over here.
|Probably the most photographed part of La Boca: Caminito, a traditional alley and street museum.|
|An inviting bathroom|
|This tree looks like its ready to rave.|
|Me n my boy Gabino Coria Peñaloza, Argentine poet and lyricist|
|Successfully resisted the urge to buy all of these pieces.|
|Never pass up a mean muggin' photo opp|
|Nayana, Jess, Vic, and me being touristy|
|So much amazing graffiti here! Must dedicate a whole post to street art in the city.|
Today marks the end of my first week of classes and the start of a five day weekend thanks to Carnaval, a circus, parade, street party kind of public celebration that takes place throughout South America. I'll be taking advantage of my break in Uruguay!