Hi, I am planning on coming down to BA for the duration of 3 months in the 2nd half of 2007. The purpose of my stay is to learn some Spanish (enlisted already in an intensive course located downtown) and to experience the city and the country (in a moderate fashion). I have been searching for appartments on www.bytargentina.com. What I have noticed is that a fully furnished studio with all the standard amenities (including high speed Internet) comes between USD 600-700 / month in Recoleta, while the very same can be rented in San Telmo for about USD 450 - 550. I even found a place for USD 435 - very basic but it is equipped with all the essentials + high speed Internet. I am not planning to spend too much time in-house and I am not insisting on comfort. I'd much rather spend my money on out-door activities and gaining some experience. Can anyone please explain to me what is the trade-off between Recoleta and San Telmo? Thank you in advance.