Saturday, April 19, 2014

MALBA: Modern Masters Showcased in Buenos Aires

With an impressive permanent collection and a continuous stream of new and exciting temporary exhibitions,… [more]

MALBA: Modern Masters Showcased in Buenos Aires MALBA: Modern Masters Showcased in Buenos Aires

The Old Patagonian Express Today

The Old Patagonian Express is advertised as 'a journey through the landscape and time.' The train ride… [more]

The Old Patagonian Express Today The Old Patagonian Express Today

Iguazú Falls: The Fury of Nature

When faced with nature’s brute strength and grandeur at Iguazú Falls, it’s easy to understand why… [more]

Iguazú Falls: The Fury of Nature Iguazú Falls: The Fury of Nature

Malbec – Argentina’s Signature Wine

Some say you haven't been to Argentina unless you've enjoyed a glass of Malbec with a big juicy steak. The… [more]

Malbec – Argentina’s Signature Wine Malbec - Argentina's Signature Wine

Football Argentina: The Teams

Club Atlético Boca Juniors Known as: Boca, Los Xeneizes, Los Bosteros (The Shit Boys) Founded: 1905 Colors:… [more]

Football Argentina: The Teams Football Argentina: The Teams

Cafés

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

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


Bar Británico — San Telmo’s Historic 24-Hour Hangout Bar Británico — San Telmo’s Historic 24-Hour Hangout

Among the mythical dive bars of Buenos Aires is San Telmo’s... 


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... 


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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Landmarks

The Munich Brewery/Museum Center of Buenos Aires The Munich Brewery/Museum Center of Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero’s Museum Center of Buenos Aires co-ordinates... 


Luna Park—Buenos Aires’ Historic Downtown Stadium Luna Park—Buenos Aires’ Historic Downtown Stadium

Luna Park, that art deco building downtown with the neon sign... 


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... 


Galería Mitre—Baroque Architecture on Florida St. Galería Mitre—Baroque Architecture on Florida St.

Galería Mitre, at Florida St. 343, with its Jesuit-inspired... 


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Culture

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. - Tickets... [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]


Crazy Fist — The Life and Tragedies of Boxer Carlos Monzón Crazy Fist — The Life and Tragedies of Boxer Carlos Monzón

I made the whole world talk, their hearts beat. I made them see that everybody has blood. –Leon Gieco, Puño Loco The exemplar of calculated aggression in the boxing ring, Carlos Monzón was at times a blazing, uncontrollable menace out of it. He was Argentina’s über-celebrity of the 1970’s. He dated the most famous movie stars, even if... [Read more of this review]


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