Archive for the ‘Basics’ Category

Taking a Taxi in Buenos Aires

Taking a Taxi in Buenos Aires

The amount of taxis in Buenos Aires is incredible. During the infamous crisis of 2001, many people lost their jobs, and ended up driving taxis to try to make ends meet. That resulted in more taxis than ever, and it is almost never a problem to flag one down, regardless of the time of day, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Going to the Doctor in Buenos Aires

Going to the Doctor in Buenos Aires

Whenever you are in a foreign country, something as easy as going to a doctor can be stressful, especially if you don´t know the language or the culture. Read on to find out what to expect. First of all,  some useful vocabulary that you´ll need pretty much every time you go to the doctor: Guardia […]

Cost of Living in Buenos Aires

Cost of Living in Buenos Aires

The most up-to-date cost of living page for Buenos Aires. We post real prices, and also compare a large variety of items to demonstrate how much they have changed. If you are wondering how much it will cost to live here, or how much it is to do something, this page is a must!!

Buenos Aires Weather

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Buenos Aires has an amazing climate, though it’s not nearly as warm in the winter as people expect it to be. It doesn’t snow, but can get quite chilly. Here is a quick description of what each season is like in Buenos Aires. If you just want a quick idea of Buenos Aires weather and […]

Renting a car in Buenos Aires? If You Plan on Driving Here, Be Aware of the Following

You don´t have to spend much time in Buenos Aires to notice how chaotic the traffic is, and as is typical in many Latin countries, the drivers can be pretty crazy. What most people don´t know, is that Argentina has the highest accident rate in the WORLD, nearly double that of the United States. If […]