Tango? Art in four-four time
We are still thinking about cliché number two: after a tango, beginners leave the dance floor with their legs in knots. Despite or rather because of the lightning-swift seven-gear dual-clutch gearbox, that is no option with the Passat. At any rate, we have no time to loosen our limbs. We have one day and night to explore the Argentinian capital at the wheel of this elegant sedan. The tank has been filled and off we go!
The city is the heart of Argentina, with vibrant political and cultural activity. This is where it happens. The people of Buenos Aires are called “Porteños” – a reference to the port mentioned above. However, there is nothing in the harbor district of Puerto Madero to remind you of scruffy docks. The buildings have long been transformed into modern offices and lofts. Behind these buildings, the Passat discovers the Faena luxury hotel, a creation of designer Philippe Starck. However, it is very clear that the surrounding district was planned on the drawing board – there are none of the typical little cafes and greengrocers. Why do so many Porteños still come here so often? Firstly, they can’t resist the snack bars on the Costanera Sur and their typical "choripán"– a distant relative of the hotdog. Secondly, this is where the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur starts, giving a unique view of the capital’s skyline.