Last year, I was hellbent on heading to Buenos Aires (Polo! Steak! Argentineans! Polo boots!), but never followed through. Last week, I was hellbent on going to Istanbul (East meets West! Growing shopping culture! Insanely amazing hotel on the Bosporus!). Now an internal battle is a brewin'. Porter and I have been informally polling our well-traveled friends and BA is pulling slightly ahead. However, one BA native told us, "Oh, so you have a week? Definitely do Istanbul." He pauses long enough for our eyes to pop out of our heads in shock (given his unbridled national pride) before adding, "You'd need at least a month to do Argentina properly." Have you been?? Please weigh in!!!
(Above Casa Rosada with nice balconies, perfect for riling up the masses).
Our potential Argentine shelter: Faena Hotel + Universe (Library Bar).
El Mercado at the Faena Hotel.
Turkish Delight: A'Jia Hotel (on the banks of the Bosporus).