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
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
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
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.
- Accompaniment by public transport to the game.
- Tickets... [Read more of this review]
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
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
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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