Saturday, February 28

February 27, 2009

Today's neighborhood was La Boca, one of the poorest in Buenos Aires, but also one of the most visited by tourists thanks to the street of El Caminito and its brightly colored buildings. History says the unique color scheme developed after the area's Italian immigrants painted their houses with the paint leftover from their boats. It's know for being very crowded and touristy, but since I visited toward the end of the day, I found it relaxed and mostly (although not dangerously) empty.