Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cerro Catedral — South America’s Budget Tahoe

Catedral Alta Patagonia in the vast winter playland of Argentina’s Lakes District is the country’s… [more]

Cerro Catedral — South America’s Budget Tahoe Cerro Catedral — South America's Budget Tahoe

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

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

Cervantes – An Authentic Argentinean Grill that Won’t Break the Bank

. Tucked away a couple of blocks behind Congress this buzzing cantina has proved a well-kept secret,… [more]

Cervantes – An Authentic Argentinean Grill that Won’t Break the Bank Cervantes – An Authentic Argentinean Grill that Won't Break the Bank

Rosario — Pleasant, Authentic & Worth a Weekend

Rosario, in the province of Sante Fe, may not be a big-name tourist destination in Argentina, but it’s… [more]

Rosario — Pleasant, Authentic & Worth a Weekend Rosario — Pleasant, Authentic & Worth a Weekend

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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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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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Airport Pick-up & Transfers Buenos Aires Airport Pick-up & Transfers

After a long international flight landing in Ezeiza’s chaotic arrivals area, the last thing you want to do is change money at the airport (and get a horrible rate), hunt down a legal taxi and haggle in funky Italian-like Spanish. For safety, comfort and convenience, book a private van pick-up from Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini (more... [Read more of this review]


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 as La Boca and homesick immigrants are to tango. The square is a political hub, financial and administrative center and throughout history has been a symbol of disaster, rebellion and hope. In May 1810 the revolution began in what was then called the Plaza de la Victoria. Six years later... [Read more of this review]


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. Parts of the city were constructed on top of old burial grounds, soldiers died on the streets of San Telmo while fighting the English, torture occurred in secret prisons during the Dirty War, and a central tourist attraction is a VIP cemetery. While Argentina’s capital city has plenty... [Read more of this review]


Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour

The abundance of street art in Buenos Aires makes the city itself is an ever-evolving art gallery. Wander Argentina has partnered to offer a Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour showcasing some of South America’s best urban art. This fascinating street art treasure hunt winds visitors through out-of-the-way neighborhoods such as Villa Urquiza and Coghlan to... [Read more of this review]


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]


Casa Calma — Buenos Aires ‘Eco Hotel’ Casa Calma — Buenos Aires ‘Eco Hotel’

Green travelers in Buenos Aires who enjoy comfort are the target market for Casa Calma in downtown Buenos Aires, which is billed as Argentina’s first zero contamination hotel. Plant-lined walls act as air filters, refuse is recycled with the help of a local co-operative and cooking oil is sent to be reused as fuel. Guests can borrow bamboo bicycles... [Read more of this review]


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 of the most iconic buildings in Buenos Aires. With its pink façade and palace-like design, the governmental house has served as the backdrop to countless numbers of protests, famous speeches and significant moments in Argentina’s history. Free Tours of the Casa Rosada Guarded by police... [Read more of this review]


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