Five Cool Rooms (now Didi Hotel) is a boutique hotel in Palermo Soho that is so assured of its own coolness that it’s not worried about catching your attention from the street. In fact, it loiters serenely behind an inconspicuous wooden door on Honduras Street, just a couple of blocks from Plaza Serrano, confident that […]
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With its wealth of natural resources and fertile land, Argentina enjoyed an abundant beginning to the 19th century and was one of the world’s richest countries one hundred years ago. Through the years a chaotic political landscape, corruption, and free-for-all privatization in the 80’s and 90’s has wreaked havoc on the economy since the golden […]
• While in Argentina be sure to hoard (yes! hoard!) your small bills and change. There is a huge problem with the flow of currency in Argentina. It’s not uncommon for the grocer to hand over a piece of hard candy in lieu of your small change. 2018 Update: the coin problem has been somewhat […]
Firstly, and this goes without saying, if you don’t look like an obvious tourist, you are less likely to be targeted. Sometimes you need to take a quick peek at your Lonely Planet in public, but at least try to avoid the Hawaiian shirt, socks and sandals ensemble.
If you’re downtown, and have a craving for Italian (albeit with a pinch of New York City), go no further than Broccolino. This large but intimate-feeling restaurant straddles the corner of Esmeralda and Cordoba streets with its three big, green dining rooms. Don’t be alarmed omnivores — the title doesn’t indicate a vegetarian joint, it’s […]