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5 Favorite Things To Do In San Telmo

San Telmo has a special old charm, that for me defines the romantic, alluring spirit of Buenos Aires.  The neo-classical facades of antique buildings are crumbling, only becoming even more magical and beautiful.  The most vividly abstract and surreal graffiti … Continue reading

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I’m No Hero – I Did It For Jackie

I have seen some weird things in Buenos Aires, like a jungle man wearing a skirt made out of braided trash bags, or a Diana Ross flavored rice product, for example.  But what I saw today at Starbucks was so … Continue reading

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5 Normal Things I Wouldn’t Do as a Tourist in Buenos Aires

Coming to a new culture made me realize some of the norms that I took for granted.  Here is some advice if you’re thinking about touring BA: 5. Drive When I visited Chile in August with my parents, my Dad … Continue reading

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Pesto Linguini with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

Buenos Aires has pasta good enough to turn any carbo-phobe into a wannabe Italian. You can buy freshly made pastas in special pasta factories.  Every supermarket has both fresh and dried pastas.  You can even get them delivered to your … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Things to Get Used to in Buenos Aires

5. Cookies for breakfast? If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, someone forgot to tell the Argentines. For those of you used to consuming a healthy or substantial morning meal, I’m sorry to tell you that … Continue reading

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Mate in the Park

Sunny Saturdays and Sundays are best spent perusing the Recoleta Fair, appreciating all of the hand crafted arts and crafts, and taking a mate on the grass.  So for Clare’s last weekend, that is exactly what we did.

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A Winter Day in San Telmo

Sundays are dead in Buenos Aires, with the wonderful exception of the San Telmo Street Fair.  Alive with tourists, artisans, antiques and electric tango, this fair can keep you entertained for hours.  Booths and tables with vendors line both sides … Continue reading

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La Recoleta Cemetery

Possibly the most amazing sight in the city is Recoleta Cemetery, the finally resting place of many a famous Porteño, most notably Eva Peron.  (Although urban-legend has it that her body has been secretly removed.) Very different from our plot-like American … Continue reading

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