Post Tagged with: "Buenos Aires"

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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1May
2012

Learning, Adopting the Concept of Buena Onda in Buenos Aires

 I drafted this out quickly during one of my first couple months in Buenos Aires. It recently popped into my mind again, so I decided to post it here. One of my first and most intriguing impressions of Buenos Aires was how strongly I could feel people’s overall energy for life here. The love for living runs like a current, and I immediately wanted to be in it. I might not have known the colloquial expression to describe what I […]

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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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16Feb
2012

Foto Ruta Photography Tour in Buenos Aires

Whenever people ask me for the must-see sights in Buenos Aires, I tell them the major touring can all be done within two days. Some ambitious people even do it in one. Getting to know Buenos Aires, really getting a feel for it, requires tourist activity beyond the requisite stops at the Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza de Mayo and El Caminito, though. It takes slow, observant walks through the neighborhoods, almost all of which have very distinct personalities and style. Buenos […]

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30Nov
2011

Milongas in Buenos Aires

For my latest piece on Buenos Aires for BBC Travel, I spent time a bit of time exploring the city’s underground tango milonga scene. A milonga (also often called a práctica) is any place where people gather to dance tango. As I detail in the article, the and the city’s collective milonga scene comprises this nocturnal world where the tango lives, thrives and evolves. BBC Travel article: The tango Buenos Aires tourists never see Below I’ve included some photos I took when […]

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24Nov
2011

Cocina Sunae in Buenos Aires

The final photo-centric supplement to my BBC Travel story on Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants is here, and the featured puerta cerrada is Cocina Sunae. South Asian food, especially Thai food, is hard to come by in this city. I went from consuming Thai food  probably an average of once a week during college (BYO Thai places! How college) to going months without it in Buenos Aires, so I was more than looking forward to this dinner. Beyond the food, I […]

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