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It’s Never Too Early To Get Your World Cup Tickets

Friday, September 11, 2009

South Africa 2010 starts exactly nine months from today. You’ve got plenty of time to get your tickets, right? Ha! As a matter of fact, tickets to the tournament first went on sale back in May, so you can be assured the real diehards are already sittin’ pretty with theirs. The purchase process is unnecessarily […]

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What’s The Skinny on Argentine Beef?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere, Matt! As our fearless Expeditioner was kind enough to mention yesterday, my name is Hal and I’m currently calling Buenos Aires home. To be honest, it doesn’t feel quite like home yet, as I’ve only been in the BsAs a total of 6 nights so far. I’m still seeing everything […]

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Almost Fall: Time To Plan Your Trip To Argentina

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The bad news: fall (and therefore winter) is around the corner. The good news: it’s just about that time to start thinking about travel to South America, where the second-half of the year is arguably the best time to visit. This is especially true for travel to Argentina’s Mendoza region, Argentina’s Motown of wine, where […]

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Buenos Aires: Paris Of The 1920’s?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Having just finished rereading “A Moveable Feast,” it’s enticing to think that there’s a place on Earth right now that may have that same spirit that Paris did for the “Lost Generation,” a time when the French capital was cheap, artist-friendly, and ground zero for ex-pats in pursuit of their creative endeavors. (The best chapter […]

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Sleep With Francis Ford Coppola While In Buenos Aires

Friday, May 15, 2009

It’s no secret that famed director Francis Ford Coppola is a big fan of Argentina, Buenos Aires specifically. So much so that he now calls the country home; his next movie, Tetro (don’t worry, Sophia is not in it), was filmed in and is based in Buenos Aires; and he has even opened up his […]

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Top 10 Spots For Coffee In Buenos Aires

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Guardian’s collected their 10 favorite cafes in Buenos Aires to sit back and do what the Porteños do best: leisurely eat and drink. I can’t think of many other places in the world that has perfected the practice of doing just that, with meals stretching for hours on end and a cup of coffee […]

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Where’s The Best Town To Stay In To Explore Patagonia?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Perfect for exploring Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Argentine Patagonia, the small village of El Chaltén offers explorers the opportunity to make day trips throughout Argentina’s second largest national park, as Robert finds out in this article. Within a day’s hike you can gaze at one of the world’s premier climbing peaks, Cerro Torre, or […]

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Drop The Attitude, You’re In Mendoza Wine Country

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mendoza offers all the quality wines, scenic vistas and epicurean escapism as its sister wine-growing regions — Bordeaux and Napa — but good luck getting an up-close, intimate experience while in either of those two places. As Laura learns while exploring the region in this BT piece, ” . . . it’s a more intimate […]

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Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

As has been widely reported during the last few months, it’s been almost impossible to find Monedas (one peso coins) in Buenos Aires for various reasons, but mainly due to their necessity to ride the city’s buses. Well it looks like BA’s upgrading and instituting an electronic ticketing system, which should free up the coveted […]

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Buenos Aires On Zero Pesos A Day

Friday, January 23, 2009

As the Traveler points out, Buenos Aires is pretty cheap for most foreigners anyways ($1 equals about 3 1/2 Argentine pesos as of today, 4.8 for one British pound) but for the real cheapskate, myself included (not by choice) BA has a ton of things to see and do for approximately zero dollars/pounds/pesos. One of […]

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