Arriving into Buenos Aires was a kick to the senses . Majestic dilapidated buildings rub shoulders with lots of 70's era modern and well cared for original art nouveau . It is bursting with artistic energy but there is not enough government aid to save all of the cities old buildings . Banks have no money and the Argentines survive on a black market strategy which seams to work for the lucky ones . Recoletta is one of the nicer areas and beyond that there is everything in between . Ice cream and fresh pasta is sold in every corner cafe and the waiters still wear bow ties .The language is Spanish but the accent and attitude is Italian. It's a great city and one we look forward to going back to .