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Sharon asked:Answer this2 AnswersAlistair answered:That's quite a varied trip, Sharon, so appreciate it might be hard to pack for! My advice in a word? Layers. Pack lots of T-shirts, a few long-sleeve shirts, a light rain jacket and sweater. You should also pack a pair of convertible pants for dual-use if you're out hiking or sightseeing and need an easy way to cool things off. Santiago, which is at elevation, is liable to be quite mild, though the city can get quite smoggy, especially in summer. As you head around from Chile around the tip to Ushuaia, know that this city has something of a reputation as a shopping outpost, so maybe a good opportunity to ditch some of the smellier gear in place of a few fresher duds? I expect it'll be a little cooler and wetter down there, so again a light rain jacket would be handy. Another piece of gear by which some travelers swear? Wool. Namely, merino wool T-shirts, jerseys, and socks that are lightweight, breathable, and odor-free. Check out the stuff from people including Icebreaker, Ibex, and SmartWool. Patagonia also has a line of travel gear. One thing worth thinking about with wool is that it'll come in handy once you hit the stylish enclaves of B.A., where it can do double-duty as an accessory during your late-night tapas and dancing forays!
Pete answered:BA is broken up into neighborhoods. A few 'must sees' include: La Boca is the area around Boca Juniors soccer stadium. It's a bit touristy, but a tour of the stadium gives you an idea of how important soccer/football is to the culture. Recoleta is the old money area of the city. The cemetery there is definitely worth seeing. Also, the 'Casa Rosada' in the city center is worth a stop. It's centrally located, but be careful of pick-pockets. We did a bike tour that took us through a few neighborhoods. It did a great job of giving us bearings of where everything was.
Wherever you visit, safety is a priority especially if you plan on using public transportation. Read through the State Department's Safety and Security advice before leaving (http://bit.ly/f1pu9b). In addition, stay aware of any travel advisory announcements prior to your vacation.
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