‘My soul is in the streets of Buenos Aires, not the greedy streets jostling with crowds and traffic, but the neighbourhood streets, where nothing is happening” – Jorge Luis Borges, Las Calles.
Buenos Aires is a city of protests. On any given day, there is a street somewhere swamped with protesters who close subways, blocks streets and cut the bridges. Despite this, the one constant is the buses that circle every street and avenue of greater Buenos Aires.
They descend on the city each morning in a procession of colours and numbers like carnival floats.
The way many people see Buenos Aires is through the window of a bus. This is the local way, not on an open-top double decker with a multilingual commentary. This costs less than $1, irrespective of where you are going.