Articles By: Diego

Getting to and from Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires

Getting to and from Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires

Without actually spending time in Buenos Aires and knowing the inns and outs of the city, it is difficult to find out the best and cheapest ways to go to and from Ezeiza airport. Tourists are always wondering if they are getting ripped off or not, whether they are taking a safe route, etc. Read […]

Danger in Buenos Aires

If you were to mention in North America that you were going to Argentina, most people would ask “Is it safe?”  Or they will talk about how they heard people are kidnapped, that there is a lot of crime and that it’s a dangerous place to visit.   Is Buenos Aires dangerous?   This is a difficult […]

Money

Money

One thing you will have to get used to here as a foreigner is the lack of currency in circulation.   When you take money out of a bank machine, you are usually given either 100 or 50 peso bills.   If you’re lucky, you may be able to get some 10s or 20s, but don’t count […]

Buenos Aires Barrio Guide – Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Buenos Aires Barrio Guide – Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Whether you are looking for an apartment to rent, a hotel, or for a temporary vacation rental, you will have to decide which neighborhood you´ll want to stay in in Buenos Aires. The Argentines call neighborhoods “barrios” and you will hear that term a lot. The Capital Federal, which is what refers to the city […]

Spanish in Argentina – Pronunciation, Intonation, and Argentina Vos Form

Spanish in Argentina – Pronunciation, Intonation, and Argentina Vos Form

Argentine Castellano, or better said, caste-SH-ano, is significantly different from all other forms of Castellano (which means the Spanish language).    If you have come here to learn Spanish, be aware that there are many differences, and you will be learning a Spanish that differs a lot from Spanish spoken in all other countries.  That being […]

The Burning of the Dolls – New Years in La Plata

The Burning of the Dolls – New Years in La Plata

For many people, making it all the way to Punta del Este or even Mar del Plata is not possible for New Years. However, if you still want to do something different to kick off the New Year, there is a much closer option – only 45 min away in La Plata. Taking place at […]

3 de Febrero Park

3 de Febrero Park

This beautiful park makes up one of the bosques de Palermo, and is easily the most popular.  The highlight of the park is the little island surround by a pretty lagoon, where you can rent a row boat or a paddle boat.  The island itself is called El Rosedal, a very well kept rose garden […]

What You Need to Know About Long Term Apartments for Rent in Buenos Aires

What You Need to Know About Long Term Apartments for Rent in Buenos Aires

If you are thinking of renting an apartment in Buenos Aires and are planning on staying for a year or longer, you may want to consider a long term, unfurnished apartment. The major advantage is that you can find them for much cheaper than any furnished, short term apartment, and you will end up paying […]

Vinos de Lujo – Luxury Wine Tasting Event

Vinos de Lujo – Luxury Wine Tasting Event

Taking place in the famous Alvear Palace Hotel, this is another wine event you can´t miss. Vinos de Lujo in English means Luxury Wines and that´s what this event is all about. You get to try wines you probably never knew existed, let alone considered buying. Here´s how it works. You pay an entrance fee […]

Typical Argentine Food

Typical Argentine Food

Some traditional dishes in Argentina: Carbonada – a delicious stew, sometimes served in one half of a squash. Locro – another stew, made with beans, corn, and different cuts of meat. Empanadas – most latinamerican countries serve empanadas, each with their own distinct styles.  This is an extremely option lunch item. Estofado, often served on pasta […]