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Weapons Museum

Weapons Museum

The museo de armas (weapons museum) is located in the military circuit beside the palacio paz, in the Retiro neighborhood.  It is broken down into 18 rooms, displaying weapons from the 12th century all the way through to the 20th century. The selection is surprisingly widespread – there are different types of armor, swords, bayonets […]

Dakar Rally Buenos Aires

The Dakar Rally is an intense off-road race that goes from Argentina to Chile and back to Argentina.  It was inaugurated in 1978, and was originally between Paris and and Dakar.  Unfortunately, due to politics, terrorist threats, and basic security issues, the race was deemed too dangerous to continue with the same route.  The race […]

Mastering Argentine Spanish

In order to understand and master Argentine Spanish, there are a few things you will need to learn first, even if you already speak Spanish. First, you will have to learn and become familiar with the Argentine accent and intonation, which is what gives the Argentine Spanish such a distinct sound. Once familiar with these […]

Argentine Spanish: The Most Common Words and Phrases

This is a list of some of the most common words and phrases you will hear when speaking to an Argentine. Not all are specific to Argentina, but it is important to know and understand them, because you will be hearing them A LOT! This will help you understand Argentine Spanish and will also help […]

Casa Vintage – Part Hostel/Part Shared Apartment

If you are planning on staying in Buenos Aires for an extended period of time, or you´re tired of hostels and dorm rooms, this is something you may want to consider.  It´s not exactly a hostel…nor a hotel….and not quite a shared apartment.  So what is it?  It’s the Casa Vintage. This restored, classic “chorizo” […]

BAFIM – Buenos Aires International Music Festival

BAFIM – Buenos Aires International Music Festival

The BAFIM is a fairly new event (started in 2006), but has grown incrementally in three years.  Attendance in 2008 was over 100,000, which is nearly triple the 35,000 people that attended in 2006. As a music lover, the main draw to the BAFIM is the selection of “nearly” free live shows.  I say nearly […]

Pepsi Music Festival

Pepsi Music Festival

“More than 100 bands are going….let´s all go.” This is Pepsi´s slogan for the Pepsi Music festival, and there´s no reason why everyone shouldn´t go.  The Festival is the largest of the big multi-day concerts held in Buenos Aires, with 100 hundred bands playing during five different days.  There is a huge variety of both […]

FIBA – International Performing Arts Festival

FIBA – International Performing Arts Festival

Buenos Aires, often considered the cultural capital of Latin America, has a thriving performing arts scene. Back in 1997, a handful of Argentine visionaries had an idea…to show the world the importance and the quality of contemporary performing arts in Buenos Aires. They decided to create a festival dedicated to the display of Argentina´s performing […]

Argentine Slang

A list of some basic Argentine slang. Naturally, there are many more words to learn, but this makes a good start. Bajón (f) 1. a downer, something that sucks Es un bajón. Que bajón. That sucks, that´s too bad. Bancar (v) 1. to tolerate. No me lo banco más. I can’t put up with it […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

To most people, Argentine cuisine is mainly than pizza, empanadas, and meat. Although there is a whole lot more to Argentine food (check out Traditional Argentine Food), empanadas are definitely an important part of Argentine cuisine. Read on to learn how to make the dough for empanadas, as well as recipes for some of the […]