Articles By: TKGO

20May
2011

The Buenos Aires Podcast

I’m keeping today’s post short, because I’m directing you instead to a place that has already done the work of packaging up Buenos Aires insight and condensed into podcast form for your listening pleasure. It’s called the Buenos Aires Podcast, or B.A. Cast. I stumbled upon the B.A. Cast a couple months into my time in Buenos Aires and listened to all the (as of then) released episodes in one sitting. The hosts of the 20-ish minute podcasts—which are in […]

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6May
2011

Visiting El Chaltén, Argentina

A three-hour bus ride from El Calafate is the teeny hikers’ and climbers’ town of El Chaltén. While very (very very) small, the town of El Chaltén with the jagged Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains rising up behind is an iconic image of Argentine Patagonia. Getting there The most common way to arrive in town is to take three-hour bus ride from El Calafate. Some people choose to stay overnight, but if you are a more casual hiker—file […]

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4May
2011

Visiting El Calafate and Perito Moreno

One of Argentina’s Patagonian gems is El Calafate, a charming town of about 10,000 permanent residents (according to our chatty taxi driver) in Santa Cruz Province. El Calafate reminded me of a ski town, but instead of skiing, it’s is hiking: hiking on ice, in fact. El Calafate is beloved tourist destination because of its proximity to Los Glaciares Nacional Park, which contains Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most visited glaciers in the park. An elaborate set of bridges […]

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18Apr
2011

Shot of the Week

A week ago my mom and I took a trip to Patagonia, the Argentine towns of El Calafate and El Chalten, specifically. In El Chalten, a tiny place that attracts hikers and lovers of the outdoors, we trekked for about 45 minutes and reached this panorama. –Karina

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15Apr
2011

What to Bring When Moving Abroad

Packing for a trip is always an undertaking. Packing for a trip abroad, even more so, and packing for an extended trip—or even a move—just compounds the crazy. Whenever people put me in touch with people they knew who had lived in Buenos Aires, I always asked them the same question: “What should I bring?” You have the basic necessities, of course, but what you really need to know is what you might not realize you need until you’re there. […]

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16Jan
2011

Shot of the Week

This photo is from Cojímar, Cuba, outside La Terraza restaurant. During my week-long trip to Cuba last March, our group slipped outside the bustle of La Habana for lunch at La Terraza, one of Hemingway’s frequented spots. –Karina for TKGO

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5Jan
2011

Advice for Traveling by Bus, Ferry, Plane in Argentina

A few days after getting back from Punta del Diablo, I turned around and headed south to spend Christmas week in Patagonia’s Lake District. I definitely was excited for both trips, but I didn’t really know what to expect, especially regarding transportation logistics. I had my fingers crossed tickets, buses, connections and ferries would work out. I felt more uncertain than I usually do when traveling because when researching for both vacations, I had some difficulty finding helpful (English-language) planning […]

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19Dec
2010

Shot of the Week

It seems every block in Buenos Aires has small artistic surprises, whether it is a building facade or street art. I had passed this times before, I’m certain, before noticing it last weekend. Stay alert on the streets for art! And sidewalk dog poop. –Karina for TKGO

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9Dec
2010

Joining a Gym in Buenos Aires

Between all  the delicious food I expected to be consuming regularly — empanadas, helado and choripan to name a few — and being accustomed to regular sweat sessions in the U.S., I knew I would need to find a gym in Buenos Aires. I had heard less than stellar reports about gyms in the city, but I held out hope. My elliptical-ized, Body Pump salvation came in the form of Always Club, (as the Argentines pronounce it, “Aaaahl-weys”) a very […]

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