Thursday, October 2, 2014

Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour

The abundance of street art in Buenos Aires makes the city itself is an ever-evolving art gallery. Wander… [more]

Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour

La Boca

La Boca, the Buenos Aires’ neighborhood famed for its colorful houses, its tango and its soccer team,… [more]

La Boca La Boca

Rolling through the Andes: The Old Patagonian Express

On the outskirts of Esquel, a tranquil town in the heart of Patagonia’s Chubut province, the quiet… [more]

Rolling through the Andes: The Old Patagonian Express Rolling through the Andes: The Old Patagonian Express

The Buenos Aires Pub Crawl

  Buenos Aires may be one of the world's great party cities, but there is only one organized pub… [more]

The Buenos Aires Pub Crawl The Buenos Aires Pub Crawl

Naturaleza Sabia — A Vegetarian Venture in San Telmo

A newer member of the natural trend in a country where the cuisine is geared towards the carnivorous,… [more]

Naturaleza Sabia — A Vegetarian Venture in San Telmo Naturaleza Sabia — A Vegetarian Venture in San Telmo

Transportation

How to Get to Tigre from Buenos Aires How to Get to Tigre from Buenos Aires

There are two trains, a couple of buses and a commuter boat... 


Idiosyncrasies of the Buenos Aires Subte Lines Idiosyncrasies of the Buenos Aires Subte Lines

The six lines of the Buenos Aires subway each have a unique vibe,... 


Subte 101: How to take the Buenos Aires Subway Subte 101: How to take the Buenos Aires Subway

The six lines of the Buenos Aires subway are a breeze to negotiate... 


Subte: The Floundering Buenos Aires Subway Subte: The Floundering Buenos Aires Subway

Part of the daily grind for residents, visitors will find the... 


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Cafés

Las Violetas: Elegance in Almagro Las Violetas: Elegance in Almagro

Historic and elegant, Las Violetas café, patisserie and restaurant... 


Nonna Bianca—Grandma’s Gelato in San Telmo Nonna Bianca—Grandma’s Gelato in San Telmo

For ice cream in San Telmo, near Plaza Dorrego area, skip the... 


Libros del Pasaje — A Hip, Cozy Bookstore & Cafe Libros del Pasaje — A Hip, Cozy Bookstore & Cafe

If you’re looking for a cozy spot to relax or nourish the brain... 


La Poesía – A Literary Cafe in San Telmo La Poesía – A Literary Cafe in San Telmo

Do you remember the cafe La Poesía, that magic night in San... 


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Shopping

Buenos Aires — A City of Books Buenos Aires — A City of Books

Buenos Aires is the birthplace of many a prominent writer, but it takes a visit to fully unveil the enduring love of reading in South America’s city of books. Godfather of Argentine literature, Jorge Luis Borges famously said, “Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.” And... [Read more of this review]


Abasto Shopping Mall Abasto Shopping Mall

Abasto, the huge art deco style complex in the neighborhood of the same name, is Buenos Aires largest shopping mall. The mall’s baronial façade along Corrientes Avenue features five huge leaded glass archways that are emblematic of the neighborhood, especially when alight in the evening. Inside, a huge atrium floods the building with natural light.... [Read more of this review]


Shopping in Barrio Chino: Hot Sauce, PB & Spices – Oh My! Shopping in Barrio Chino: Hot Sauce, PB & Spices – Oh My!

Buenos Aires’ Barrio Chino may only comprise two city streets, but it’s a bustling commercial area packed with people, restaurants, small shops, and, most notably, supermarkets that sell many of the items those with adventurous palettes long to encounter but have failed to find at major grocery chains such as Disco and Carrfour. Here are some of... [Read more of this review]


San Telmo Market San Telmo Market

One-Stop Shopping San Telmo styleWhether you’re looking for a vintage leather coat, an old Elvis record or fresh produce to cook up for dinner, a trip to San Telmo isn’t complete without taking a stroll through the Mercado de San Telmo. Located between the streets of Defensa, Bolívar, Estados Unidos and Carlos Calvo, the San Telmo Market was... [Read more of this review]


San Telmo Fair Shopping Tips San Telmo Fair Shopping Tips

Art and Antiques To get one of the 270 official stalls at the San Telmo Antiques Fair is a mythical prospect these days — there is a long waiting list, a rigorous approval process and someone pretty much has to die for a spot to become available. Many of the vendors at the San Telmo Fair have held onto their spots in the market since its 1971... [Read more of this review]


Rincon de Quesos — A Family-Run Wine Boutique Rincon de Quesos — A Family-Run Wine Boutique

A charming family runs Rincon de Quesos, a wine, cheese and specialty shop in San Telmo where you can stock up on Argentina’s best vino and artisan goodies for your next soirée or pack them up and take them home. Aside from a wide variety of Argentina’s finest nectar, this boutique stocks country-style cold cuts and hard-to-find cheeses such as... [Read more of this review]


El Ateneo Grand Splendid — South America’s Most Beautiful Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid — South America’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

Buenos Aires is a city full of not-to-missed attractions. Among them is South America’s most opulent bookstore, El Ateneo Grand Splendid. This book lover’s palace located in the old Grand Splendid Theater retains all the decadence of an Italian opera house and is the ideal place to revel in Buenos Aires’ celebrated literary tradition. photo: Philip... [Read more of this review]


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