Post Tagged with: "Karina"

6Sep
2011

Falling Under the Spell of Barcelona’s Tibidabo

Below is my latest Huffington Post Travel post, Falling Under The Spell Of Barcelona’s Tibidabo. You can see the full article (with my favorite photo!) here. Before touching down in Barcelona to live and study for four months I had never heard of Tibidabo. I was familiar with Barcelona’s major highlights otherwise, such as Gaudí’s masterpieces and the smaller mountain of Montjuïc. I would only see that episode of Friends later, and though I had briefly visited the city before, […]

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17Aug
2011

Mendoza, Argentina wine tasting with Anuva Wines

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Anuva Wines tasting to sample some of Mendoza’s finest grapes. Dan Karlin, one of the personalities behind the previously blogged-about BA Cast, invited me to the event, which was held at the sweetly French Rendez-Vous Hotel in Palermo Hollywood. Five other Americans traveling through Buenos Aires were also present for the tasting, and we were all seated together at a table, filled with Anuva wine glasses and large, triangular white plates […]

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27Jul
2011

Casa Mun in Buenos Aires

One of the closed-door restaurants featured in my BBC travel piece, Casa Mun, is a relative newcomer to the scene. Chef Mun served his first dinner in March, and has been filling his Saturday evening reservations since then. I have so far been twice and have plans to return this coming Saturday to indulge in Mun’s perfected Asian fusion cuisine. (Yes, it’s that good.) Below are photos from my first two meals at Casa Mun.   –Karina

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14Jul
2011

Closed-Door Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Last Friday my BBC Travel article International cuisine in Buenos Aires’ puerta cerradas came out. For the piece, I had the can-you-even-call-this-work task of attending each of the four closed-door restaurants I featured and chatting with some of the best chefs in town. I excerpted the introduction below, and soon I will be posting photographs from each of my meals (a course will not be missed!) at the four closed-door spots. Featured Restaurants Casa Mun + Casa Mun TKGO post Casa […]

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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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23Jun
2011

How Not to Get Robbed In Buenos Aires

If Buenos Aires has taught me one lesson repeatedly, it is resilience. Last week, someone used my debit card information to purchase $1,000 USD worth of wine from an Argentine website. It was upsetting, it was frustrating and it was wrong, but my bank luckily caught the fraudulent charges and I’m on my way to getting my money back and rectifying the situation. The incident inspired me to finally get this post up, because after nine months in the city […]

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21Jun
2011

Shot of the Week

Late last June I had graduated college and was preparing for a summer trip to Italy. This time around, I’m posting from Buenos Aires on the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This shot brings back warm memories of cruising around the Italian island of Capri during that trip. –Karina

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9Jun
2011

Tango and Salsa in Buenos Aires

From the packed and thumping boliches (nightclubs) to the sultry tango, dance is an important facet of Argentine culture. While I didn’t grow up in tutus or performing in dance recitals, I do love to dance, and living in Buenos Aires has given me the opportunity to indulge that and attempt to actually add some technique to my grooving. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of tango, and while it is the obvious choice for shows and lessons here, it’s salsa […]

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1Apr
2011

Parque Tres de Febrero

Buenos Aires residents are park people. The weekends are for filling green spaces with friends, spending hours relaxing with mate and music, or for strapping on a pair of rollerblades and circling the park. The city might not make for a long list of touristic must-sees to tick off, but I always recommend if people want to see Buenos Aires, want to get it, they should spent time at a park on the weekend. My personal favorite is a leisurely […]

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