Buenos Aires, Argentina
Now Booking Through February 1st
National Geographic describes Buenos Aires as:
"Buenos Aires is often called the “Paris of South America,” for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage. But the city and its people, known as porteños, are a study in contrasts: European sensibilities and Latin American passion; wide boulevards and cobblestone alleys; steamy tango and romping rock and roll; sidewalk cafés and soccer fanatics; bejeweled ladies draped in fur coats and children rummaging through garbage for cardboard scraps. Buenos Aires, which sprawls over 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) and has a population of about three million, is a patchwork of distinct, fascinating communities, from the frenetic downtown and working-class tanguero neighborhoods such as La Boca and San Telmo, to wealthy districts such as Recoleta and trendy Palermo, to middle-class barrios such as Belgrano and Caballito."
So how does this work?
ExploreThere takes anywhere from 8 to 25 independent workers to a far away land for a two week to one month immersive adventure. Instead of quickly visiting a city for a few days, hitting the tourist spots, checking a bunch of things off your list and then flying back; we invite you to spend a little longer to experience the day-to-day cadence of the city.
We'll provide you a room and bed in a shared house, nestled in the heart of the city with a handful of other like-minded folks. The ExploreThere team will make sure you are paired up with compatible people based on a questionnaire, profile and short interview. We'll try to keep the early morning yoga folks together and the late night party animals in separate houses. We don't want an MTV Real World scenario.
Each house will have a host that works for ExploreThere. They will be your point of contact for transportation, recommendations or any emergencies that may come about. They will also be in charge of making sure everyone gets along and any conflicts are taken care of.
By in large though, once you've arrived, you're on your own to explore and plan your days out. Of course, having housemates will assist in keeping busy, grabbing meals together and sharing the tips you find as you dig into the riches of the city.
To be clear, your ExploreThere host will not be planning excursions or handling your affairs for you. They are just there to make sure everything runs smoothly. For the most part, you are responsible for your own safety, transportation around town and any other activities you choose to do.