River Plate was 30 argentinian pesos – so about £5. There was lots of talk about it being a bit ‘dodge’ but in reality it was no problem (although River Plate v Boca might be different). My view is if you have been to wigan v stoke v burnley etc. etc. you are pretty wised up anyway.
There’s lots of talk about it being hard to get to tickets – its not a problem for most matches. We got them from the ticket office an hour before.
I went to Boca’s ground to have a look around – best football ground Ive ever been to. Proper tight ground which is largely standing. (apparently it was going to be round but they ran out of money, built it as a semi circle and then turned the pitch around to squeeze it in!)
As for the Argentinians – they are big in to English Premier league. You get the impression they are especially keen to follow the South Americans playing the Prem so they know all about Wigan. As for the Falklands…we might have forgotten about those islands but they haven’t. That said, there was no problem with the English as far as I could see. O’ and the steaks are double good.
Flew via Paris – although there are direct flights from London. Flights arent cheap though – £500 – 800 return although I expect you might get them cheaper if you book well ahead?? Buenos Aries itself is quite European – reminded me of Paris. I think most of the people are of Spanish/Portugese/Italian descent. They like to party and don’t go out until 10 or 11pm.
They also love their football. Buenos Aries has the highest concentration of professional football teams of any city in the world at 24. Recommend it.