Istanbul or Buenos Aires in December?
August 12, 2011 11:24 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend and I are kicking around the idea of going to Turkey (mainly Istanbul) OR Argentina (mainly Buenos Aires) in December. Have you been? What are these cities like in the winter? How expensive are they?
posted by Hwaet to travel & transportation around Buenos Aires, Argentina (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My SO and I want to use our holiday time off to spend 1-2 weeks in either Istanbul or Buenos Aires. My guy likes to bask in the sun, and will be happy to escape the depressing Mid-Atlantic winter. I assume Buenos Aires will be a better choice in this regard. Will the weather in the coastal areas of Turkey be warm enough to walk on the sand and eat seafood outside?
I like walking around cities, eating a lot of new foods, making new friends, and taking pictures. I assume both cities are good for this sort of thing. I am not an avid museum-goer, more of a city wanderer.
Neither of us speaks Spanish or Turkish. How is the language barrier in either of these cities?
What are the out-of-city excursions like? How easy is it to travel around Turkey and/or Argentina?
Lastly, how expensive are these cities if we opt for moderately priced hotels instead of pricey resorts during the (American) winter holidays?