Saturday, November 1, 2014

Haunted Buenos Aires: Ghost Stories of the City

Buenos Aires is a lively metropolis but it has a spooky side. Parts of the city were constructed on top… [more]

Haunted Buenos Aires: Ghost Stories of the City Haunted Buenos Aires: Ghost Stories of the City

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

Tigre’s Delta — Island Architecture, Film & Eco-Projects

Tigre town and the River Delta’s islands are no longer just an enclave for the well-to-do.Today,… [more]

Tigre’s Delta — Island Architecture, Film & Eco-Projects Tigre’s Delta — Island Architecture, Film & Eco-Projects

La Boca

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

La Boca La Boca

The San Antonio de Areco Gaucho Festival

San Antonio de Areco is in its full cowboy best during the annual Gaucho Festival in early November.In… [more]

The San Antonio de Areco Gaucho Festival The San Antonio de Areco Gaucho Festival

Family travel

Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour

The abundance of street art in Buenos Aires makes the city itself... 


Bicentenary Museum — A Modern Museum in the City’s 1st Fort Bicentenary Museum — A Modern Museum in the City’s 1st Fort

Just around the corner from the Plaza de Mayo is the sleek Museo... 


Take a Stroll through the Casa Rosada Take a Stroll through the Casa Rosada

Sitting at the edge of Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada is one... 


Gun-Ho! — The National Arms Museum Gun-Ho! — The National Arms Museum

One of the largest arms collections in all of South America,... 


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Language

Lunfardo — The Dirty Slang of Buenos Aires Lunfardo — The Dirty Slang of Buenos Aires

  Lunfardo is a jargon of about 5,000 words that emerged... 


Argentinismos Argentinismos

  The most Argentine word in existence is che, a filler... 


¿Spanish, Castellano, Lunfardo? — Intricacies of Argentine Spanish ¿Spanish, Castellano, Lunfardo? — Intricacies of Argentine Spanish

Those who come to Argentina to learn the language will find that... 


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Culture

12 Argentine Desserts: Alfajores, Medialunas & More 12 Argentine Desserts: Alfajores, Medialunas & More

Don’t know the medialuna from chocotorta? This guide to Argentine desserts is here to help! Medialunas The medialuna, or sweet croissant, is ubiquitous in cafés throughout Argentina as a breakfast, mid-morning, or any-time snack — there is hardly a café or restaurant in the country which doesn’t serve them. Medialunas are a type factura, the... [Read more of this review]


Dancing through Time —The World Tango Museum Dancing through Time —The World Tango Museum

Above the illustrious watering-hole, Café Tortoni is another site of interest that is saturated with Argentine history but often overlooked: The World Tango Museum. Sponsored by the National Academy of Tango, El Museo Mundial del Tango provides a comprehensive overview of Argentina’s most cherished artistic export.  “The Tango: from today to... [Read more of this review]


Telos: History & Myths of Argentine Sex Hotels Telos: History & Myths of Argentine Sex Hotels

Typical telo customers   The range of Argentine sex hotels run from low-end, basic and frequented by prostitutes to full-blown luxury suites with two floors, a kitchen, garden and a pool table — there is a telo out there for everyone. Ask any group of Argentines, and a deluge of telo stories about their ‘friends’ soon arise. “I had a friend... [Read more of this review]


Getting it on Argentina – Telos, a National Institution Getting it on Argentina – Telos, a National Institution

Sex Hotels Legal, non-taboo and as much a part of Argentine daily life as the national drink mate, football and family barbecues, there are approximately 180 sex hotels in Argentina’s capital, boasting an estimated 5,000 rooms and 3 million yearly clients. Commonly known by their lunfardo (slang) name telo —hotel backwards without the silent ‘h’... [Read more of this review]


Soccer Tour — See a Game Live Soccer Tour — See a Game Live

Wander Argentina has partnered with bilingual sports journalists to offer exciting, safe and affordable tours to Argentine soccer games. By cutting out the cost of a charter bus and utilizing public transportation these personalized boutique tours are a low-cost and authentic.Tour Includes: – Accompaniment by public transport to the game. –... [Read more of this review]


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]


FAQ — Dining Out in Argentina FAQ — Dining Out in Argentina

Q: What is the ‘cubierto’ charge that shows up on my restaurant bill? Is this a service charge? Am I a jerk if I don’t leave a tip since I’m paying this seemingly random cubierto charge? The cubierto is the ‘cover charge’ for the fork, knife, placemats and (often) stale bread you receive at the table. It is essentially a ‘service charge’... [Read more of this review]


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