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Health Food Markets in Buenos Aires

Buying fruits and vegetables is a relatively easy process in Buenos Aires. On almost every block there is a verdurería (vegetable stand) or supermercado (big chain grocery store) that has all your standard fruits and veggies. As is the trend elsewhere, finding vegetables from a locally grown and organic source has gained popularity here in…

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Visiting Perito Moreno in Southern Patagonia

Upon arriving at Perito Moreno: me: “Holy “S%&!” my friends: “Holy “S$&!” Everyone who has ever seen Perito Moreno: “Holy “S$&!” Simply put, there are few words people are capable of saying once they step off the bus and appreciate the magnitude and sublimity of the Perito Moreno Glacier. An hour and a half outside…

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Off the Beaten Path in Buenos Aires: Xul Solar Museum

Most of us have heard of and enjoyed the surrealist work of famous artists such as Salvador Dalí. If you want to check out a lesser known, but equally fascinating artist, stop by the Museo Xul Solar in Palermo.  This small museum is dedicated to the work of Xul Solar, an Argentine surrealist artist from…

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Introduction to (some) Argentine Slang and Lunfardo

Spanish (or Castellano) in Buenos Aires is full of slang words and expressions.  When you first get here it can be difficult, and even frustrating, to understand locals due to all the slang that is used.  However, just learning the basic slang words will be very useful and help you in your everyday conversation throughout…

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Eating Delicious Asado (BBQ) in Argentina

Living like a local in Argentina requires a few things. Copious mate and red wine consumption, a religious affiliation to a fútbol team, contradictory behaviors, the ability to no longer require sleep, and a slang derived dialect, to name a few. However, one of the best, and maybe most quintessential Argentine event, is the asado.…

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Guide to Buenos Aires Street Markets

Souvenir shopping is a burden that all travelers must face at some point during their travels. Fortunately in Buenos Aires, there is a way to combine the chore of souvenir shopping while still exploring new neighborhoods and being immersed in a cultural experience. Ferías in Buenos Aires take over the city every weekend; covering parks and…

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Shopping for Leather Goods in Buenos Aires

Argentina is famous for many goods and resources, but it is probably most famous for its cows. Their meat is renowned worldwide and the leather goods that are made here are of the highest quality. Everything from finely made shoes, wallets, bags, and jackets can be found at very reasonable prices. There are so many…

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Take a Short Break from Buenos Aires to the Tandil Mountain Range

If you are looking for a break from the fast pace of Buenos Aires or feel yourself craving the outdoors, think about spending a weekend in the town of Tandil, in the southwest area of the Buenos Aires province. Located in the Sierras de Tandil mountain range, its landscape is green and mountainous, yet it…

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Breakfast in Buenos Aires

Getting breakfast in Buenos Aires can be a strange experience for travelers new to the city. There is no omelettes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, in fact breakfast as some of us know, it barely exists at all. In the United States, for example, it is taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…

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One of the Best Museums in Buenos Aires – MALBA

MALBA is the museum of modern Latin-American art located in the center of the city. It is the most visited museum in Buenos Aires and renowned throughout Latin-America as one of the best museums. While I am generally reticent about going to museums in large cities because I can get bored with them (very quickly),…