Articles By: Karina

13Nov
2013

Food Tours and Experiences in Buenos Aires

There’s a long-awaited and much-welcomed gastronomic revolution happening in Buenos Aires at present, and locals and visitors alike are winning with dinner, lunch and every other bite. My post for Forbes details some of the best ways to get in on it with tours, a chef’s table event and if you’re in town at the right time, fairs and restaurant weeks. Buenos Aires For Foodies   Once regarded as a land for great steak and not much else when it […]

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23Jul
2013

Afternoon Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel

Afternoon Tea At Buenos Aires’ Elite Alvear Palace Hotel     Buenos Aires’ Alvear Palace Hotel is really something. It is worth even just popping in to take a look around, but I think the best way to experience the Alvear as guest without a room key is to attend the property’s fanciful Afternoon Tea. I scheduled tea time with some friends to celebrate my birthday this past May. The service was impeccable, the fare stellar and the setting about […]

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9Jul
2013

Navigating Buenos Aires’ Shopping Scene

  Hello from Buenos Aires! I recently joined the Forbes Travel Guide / Startle.com team as the outlets’ Buenos Aires correspondent, which has given me even more reason to continue exploring the city. For one of my first posts, I enlisted the help of some Buenos Aires-based fashionistas to help me—and therefore, I hope, readers—break down the city’s shopping scene, which I have always found a bit overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Your Personalized Buenos Aires Luxury Shopping Guide An […]

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24Apr
2013

Luise Kimme: Inside the Late Artist’s Tobago Studio

Sculpture artist Luise Kimme was born in Germany, trained and worked around the world and settled in Tobago in 1979. Tobago, the smaller sister of the two-island nation Trinidad and Tobago, also was where she passed away last Friday following a brief illness. I had the privilege of visiting Kimme’s sculpture garden, home and studio while in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival this past February. Kimme was sassy, eccentric and endearing the way only artists can be and her work, […]

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22Feb
2013

Carnival in Trinidad Party Report

As promised, my coverage of Carnival in Trinidad continues. Below is my “Just Back From” post I penned for Fodor’s Travel that details the Carnival highlights, from whining, liming and feting to everything in between. Also, you can learn what exactly those Trinidadian English terms mean in the Fodor’s post linked here: Just Back From: Carnival in Trinidad I talked a bit about high-energy, have-to-move-your-body, soca music in the post. In the video below you can hear more of the […]

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19Feb
2013

Images from Trinidad Carnival 2013

I am recently back from celebrating Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly in Port of Spain, the two-island nation that calls the claim to fame of being the “Home of Carnival.” I spent a close-to-sleepless (couldn’t miss anything!) week there, partaking in all the Carnival revelry I could. It was a crazy week packed with cultural “fêting,” or partying/celebrating as they call it there. The Trinidadians know how to Carnival, and this is coming from someone who spent Carnival 2012 […]

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21Dec
2012

Shot of the Week

In October I traveled to Mexico City for the first time. I met my father there and spent time getting to know family members I had never met, as well as touring the sprawling city. I loved it — the size, the energy, the food — and this building, the Palacion de Bellas Artes, was my favorite of all the impressive architecture in Mexico D.F. –Karina  

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19Oct
2012

Shot of the Week

It’s been too long since I posted a Shot of the Week, but I recently returned from the vivid, friendly country of Colombia and was inspired to share some images I snapped while there. The above photo is from right inside the walls in the old city center in the coastal city of Cartagena. –Karina

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16Oct
2012

A local guide to Buenos Aires

The editors at the online magazine The Culture-ist contacted me to pen the Buenos Aires installment of their “Get Cultured” city guides. For this, I was on the other side of the interview, answering rather than asking, and you can check out the full piece Get Cultured: Buenos Aires – A Guide to Exploring the Best of the City on their site. Below is what I had to say. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: Buenos […]

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