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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!

You find them lurking everywhere: on the corners of dimly lit streets, in the goopy hands of people, in your freezer. You can hear the icebox-toting vendors screaming its name, beckoning for your business, “Helado! Heladoooo!” Ice cream. It is a cross-cultural thing. When venturing into Buenos Aires, some fantasize […]

Five Ways To Learn Spanish In Buenos Aires (And Maybe More . . .)
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Five Ways To Learn Spanish In Buenos Aires (And Maybe More . . .)

You can admit it, that whole “I’m moving to Buenos Aires to learn Spanish” ruse may work on your parents (who are shelling out the dough for your college education), and your friends back home, but we all know your real reasons, and they likely include food, culture, nightlife, Patagonia-excursions, […]

Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing
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Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing

Seven months ago, we had arrived in Buenos Aires, on schedule, from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. There were three-and-a-half of us — the half person was Benito, my friends’ cat — exhausted from the plane ride, but eager to meet Katrine, the lady who was supposed to pick us up […]

Dealing With PTF (Post-Trip Funk): My Return Home
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Dealing With PTF (Post-Trip Funk): My Return Home

It’s been over a week since I arrived back here in North America, switching hemispheres, jumping from Fall to Spring – yet again. I’m sure most, if not all, can relate when I say it’s been surreal. Even when reading Jon’s post on the PTF (Post-Trip Funk), I kept saying to myself: “that could never happen to […]

Top Five Things To Do In Buenos Aires
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Top Five Things To Do In Buenos Aires

Originally, I had wanted to come up with a list of the top-five touristy and non-touristy things to do in Buenos Aires and then I realized that: a) that would be a little righteous as everyone´s experience is going to, and should, be different, b) unless you move here indefinitely […]

Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)
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Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)

It might not be a part of the European Union, but Buenos Aires has the ambience to contend with the rest. The city has cobbled-stone roads, plazas and cafes on every corner, grandiose hand gestures, and an endearing sense of pride. They take pride in their language, their women, their […]

You’re Going To Need More Than 36 Hours In Buenos Aires
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You’re Going To Need More Than 36 Hours In Buenos Aires

The NY Times has graced us again with a look at how to spend your weekend. This time, it takes us to Buenos Aires. Being one of Latin America’s largest cities, there is too much to do in 36 hours. This would be one of those moments to choose quality […]

Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro
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Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro

For the past couple of months I have stayed within the city boundaries of Buenos Aires. I just figured that I have a lot of time to tour the country and take on new adventures, so I stuck around and tried to really get to know the city. Before venturing […]

Buenos Aires On Foot
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Buenos Aires On Foot

It was some weeks ago that I was on my way to Recoleta, a barrio in Buenos Aires, to check out Latin America’s largest bookstore. I decided to take the bus as opposed to the underground because the routes are a bit more comprehensive. That day, by chance, a young […]

Five Bizarre Behaviors In Buenos Aires
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Five Bizarre Behaviors In Buenos Aires

If you’re thinking of hopping a flight to Buenos Aires in order to escape the snow or cold, I have some things to point out. I am not writing this to critique Argentine culture, but as a heads-up to travelers. Even though I read a lot about Buenos Aires before […]

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