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 [...]
Tigre town and the River Delta’s islands are no longer just an enclave for the well-to-do. Today, small wooden shacks, modern ecological homes and elaborate grand mansions all lie incongruously together on Tigre’s islands, which stretch over 8,700 sq. kilometers. Many of the houses are ‘dream homes’ thought up by their owners and the result [...]
When faced with nature’s brute strength and grandeur at Iguazú Falls, it’s easy to understand why mystical stories of love and rage serve to explain this phenomenon of nature. Local legend maintains that this is the spot where a beautiful woman was sacrificed every year in order to tame a vicious snake that inhabited the [...]
Italian coffee culture has spread throughout the world in the last twenty years or so, replacing the previously ubiquitous instant coffee and watery percolator fare with macchiatos and café lattes, but thanks to the country’s Italian immigrants, Argentines have long enjoyed Italian-style coffee — albeit with a few local twists. Mate may be the official [...]
Despite being less well known than many downtown after office bars, Le Merval tends to become an instant favorite for those who do discover it…Le Merval has the usual happy hour specials, but what sets it apart is its ‘stock market’ price list.