Post Tagged with: "Argentina"

3Jan
2014

Backpacking Across South America? Here’s Your 3-Week Itinerary

Three friends are planning separate trips to South America in 2014 (one is World Cup-related!) and asked me for suggested itineraries after my six months on the continent in 2008. To help them out, I list some suggested sights, a list of bus times as I know them (really hard to find!), and a few other tips and tricks for spending a month in South America.

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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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13Jun
2012

So, You’re Thinking About Moving to Buenos Aires?

After fielding a number of inquires of late from people in the U.S. considering a move down to Buenos Aires, I’ve decided it might be helpful to put together a series of what-to-expect posts on a variety of subjects of interest to the potential Buenos Aires transplant. As of now, I have the following subjects in mind, each of which I’ll expound upon in an individual post and will eventually be linked to in this launch post. Visa Housing Work/Jobs […]

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16Apr
2012

Tasting mate in Buenos Aires

Did you read Tara’s post about the art of mate in Argentina Well, last week BBC Travel published a piece I wrote about mate: what it is, the cultural customs that surround it, how to drink it and where to drink it in Buenos Aires. Drinking mate in Buenos Aires Also, Porota, which I reference in the story, is one of my favorite cafes in the city. (Picture below.) –Karina

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23Jan
2012

Tasting Fernet

Argentines throw around the numbers seven and nine when discussing the minimum tries or tastes required to start liking fernet. I pretended to tolerate it and be a fan for many months, but it took me about a year of life in Argentine before I, of my own volition, ordered or poured a Fernet and cola for myself. I am now a fervent convert and lover of fernet, to the point that I wrote an article for The Atlantic’s health […]

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30Jun
2011

Huffington Post Blog on Soccer in Argentina

Earlier this week, an essay I wrote titled  “An Outsider’s Perspective on River’s Relegation and Soccer in Argentina” was published in the Huffington Post sports section. The text is extracted below, or you can click the link to read it in full in its original home. On Sunday, the River Plate soccer club, a giant of national soccer, tied a game that demoted them from primera división to the second-tier B nacional and profoundly changed the Argentine soccer world. 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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