Monday, April 27, 2015

Tigre: From Smugglers’ Paradise to Upper-Class Mecca

The riverside town of Tigre lies just 28km north of the capital and is an easy and popular day trip from… [more]

Tigre: From Smugglers’ Paradise to Upper-Class Mecca Tigre: From Smugglers' Paradise to Upper-Class Mecca

Feria del Libro: Buenos Aires International Book Fair

  The words ‘Book Fair’ have the potential to conjure up images of elementary schoolyards… [more]

Feria del Libro: Buenos Aires International Book Fair Feria del Libro: Buenos Aires International Book Fair

La Vuelta a Los Valles: A Scenic Drive through Salta

  Lunar landscapes, big skies, proud cacti, enchanting wine vineyards, kaleidoscopic color palettes:… [more]

La Vuelta a Los Valles: A Scenic Drive through Salta La Vuelta a Los Valles: A Scenic Drive through Salta

Cumaná — Authentic Argentinean Food

Cumaná is down-to-earth, very affordable, and offers a great variety of real Argentinean food, despite… [more]

Cumaná — Authentic Argentinean Food Cumaná — Authentic Argentinean Food

Café Culture – A Guide to Ordering like a Local

Italian coffee culture has spread throughout the world in the last twenty years or so, replacing the… [more]

Café Culture – A Guide to Ordering like a Local Café Culture - A Guide to Ordering like a Local

Buenos Aires

The Plaza de Mayo – Argentina’s Most Famous Square The Plaza de Mayo – Argentina’s Most Famous Square

The Plaza de Mayo is as fundamental to Argentine political history... 


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

Buenos Aires is a lively metropolis but it has a spooky side.... 


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... 


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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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Museums/Galleries

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 del Bicentenario (Bicentenary Museum). This museum was built in 2010 to commemorate 200 years since the start of the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence. The sprawling museum is below street level, and lies on the spot where the first fort in Buenos Aires was built in 1580.... [Read more of this review]


Take a Virtual Stroll through MALBA Take a Virtual Stroll through MALBA

Take a video tour of the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA) with your’s truly and MALBA’s Florencia González.  Read More →


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

One of the largest arms collections in all of South America, the National Arms Museum of Buenos Aires is stocked with over 2,000 weapons and artifacts ranging from ancient armor to pistols to canons. A project started in 1904 under Argentine president Julio Roca and Minister of War Pablo Ricchieri, the Museo de las Armas de la Nación, overlooks Plaza... [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]


Discover the Dinosaurs of Argentina Discover the Dinosaurs of Argentina

The history of man in Argentina is well documented – it dances through the colorful streets of La Boca, whispers in the walls of Recoleta cemetery and stands proudly in monuments across the city – but where do you go when it’s natural history you’re after? One of the city’s better-kept secrets, the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino... [Read more of this review]


El Museo de Bellas Artes: Fine Arts in Buenos Aires El Museo de Bellas Artes: Fine Arts in Buenos Aires

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is the home to Argentina’s largest national fine art collection. Situated along the greenery of Libertador Avenue in the ritzy neighborhood of Recoleta, the National Fine Arts Museum 1870’s façade alludes to the primarily 19th century European pieces found inside. Bella Artes is one of Argentina’s oldest... [Read more of this review]


The Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Abasto is a not-to-missed Buenos Aires attraction for the under-12 crowd. Here parents might observe the first spark of their child’s future career through experiential exhibits that allow them to play at being grown-ups. Interactive displays allow kids to act as a broadcast journalist, dentist, TV cameraperson, construction... [Read more of this review]


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