Argentina has a very unique twist of Latino American and European culture and we sensed it the first moment when we arrived in Buenos Aries. After we checked in the hotel, the local tour guide gave us a brief city tour. The three-hour tour started from the Obelisk and Plaza de Mayo and ended in Recoleta Cemetry. We also had a chance to explore La Boca where the world famous Boca Juniors resides. From this brief city tour, Buenos Aries has revealed to us its unique history, culture, passion and its open wounds.
The Obelisco de Buenos Aires, located at the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, is a national historic monument and landmark of Buenos Aires.
Plaza de Mayo is in front of the Casa Rosada, where the May resolution commemorates. I had very nostalgic feels when I pictured what had happened in this Square since it was first established in 1580.
You cannot talk about Argentina without talking about soccer. La Boca is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires and it is also the home of the world-renowned football club Boca Juniors.
La Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery located in Buenos Aires. It contains the graves of many famous and prominent Argentines. One especially famous person laid to rest in the cemetery is Evita Peron, the First Lady of Argentina and the woman who the song “Don’t cry for me Argentina” was penned for. Even though Evita has been dead for more than half of century, she is still deeply loved by her Argentinean people.
There is nothing better than a Tango to show the passion of the local people. The dance easily makes people to fall in love in this city.
As we learned from Global Perspectives and International Management classes from our MBA program at the George Washington University, understanding local culture is a vital part to do business internationally. During theses first two days in Buenos Aires, we can firmly say that we have a much better understanding about the people and culture of Argentina. It will enable us to provide stronger suggestions to our client and connect with them on a more personal level.