Buenos Aires is a melting pot of cultures home to an eclectic mix of districts (known as barrios) showcasing the city's evolving history. The sociable plazas and parks of bohemian Palermo make this one of the most fashionable areas, whereas elegant architecture, wide tree-lined boulevards and chic shops define the upmarket Recoleta. La Boca and San Telmo, once considered a bit rundown and gritty, have undergone a transformation. They are now home to some excellent galleries and boutiques, as well as the iconic colourful houses of El Caminito and of course the Boca Juniors football legends. Outside the city, day trips include boat trips along the Tigre Delta or heading out to the surrounding pampas to practice your gaucho skills at an estancia.