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Old 10-11-2007, 04:34 PM   #1  
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Gotta layover in the Sheraton Buenos Aires later in the month and wondering what one can do on a short (15 hrs) layover with mainly the morning usable.
I'm told that leather is cheap, are there any recommended areas to shop, and if so, suggestions of shops, etc.
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It's been several years since I was there so I can't remember names of stores, but I do recall the following activities gave me a warm, satisfied feeling: eat at any steakhouse which at the time served up steaks bigger than the dinner plate itself and only for $10 per person; wash it all down with a bottle of good Malbec; shop for Italian goods; browse the leather shops along 9 de Julio Blvd (I bought my favorite leather backpack there) and look for shoes and other products made of carpincho/capybara leather; tango show; visit a real gaucho ranch; visit San Telmo neighborhood.

Beware of the open market area by Recoleta. My husband was pickpocketed there and we had to go to the US Embassy. That is something I don't wish on anyone.

Have fun!
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Thanks for the quick reply! I seem to get my fill of meat in Campinas, think I got a touch of food poisoning the other day, better now. Will check out the shopping and see what I can in the limited time I'll have there.

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BA is a great town. Nueva de Julio, Florida, and Corrientes are the main streets in the shopping districts. The recoleta is a neat cemetary - they bury the people above gound in crypts, like in New Orleans. The Recoleta is nice though, the crypts are beautiful. I saw Eva Peron's crypt - she is actually buried in the "Duarte" crypt (Duarte was her maiden name). Steak is great, leather goods are great, and they have some really great sweaters you can buy - good wool goods.

Enjoy BA.
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