GoPro HERO4 Black: Exploring La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Today we are exploring La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires. As you can see from the map above, it is located in the southeastern part of the city. A handful of touristy streets with beautifully painted edifices in a somewhat dingy, sketchy area.

La Boca comes complete with a statue of Pope Francis waving to the crowds.

This street corner has CHARACTER! I love that its rundown, full of graffiti, and abandoned.

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
— Wassily Kandinsky
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Some creepy mannequins from above

Painted horse statue on Caminito street

This building caught my eye!

The color never ends…by far the best place for selfless and photos.

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There are many artisans selling souvenirs, paintings, arts & crafts, etc.

Handful of tourists leaving the area... You can explore La Boca in 2 hours or less, especially if you are not having lunch there which might not be the best idea. Prices in La Boca are substantially higher than in other parts of BA. However if you venture a little bit past the colorful streets, you can find local bakeries that serve delicious, cheap empanadas!

If you dare to go beyond the "tourist zone" this is what you see… a regular neighborhood with people living! Is it dangerous and scary? Not really… but like any big city you have to keep your wits about you. 

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And finally here is some of the best vibrant street art I saw while roaming the streets.