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Inflation in Buenos Aires

Inflation is one of some serious problems in Argentina, and anyone planning on being here for an extended period of time should take it into account.   I arrived in March of 2007.  Since that time, the “official inflation” (the inflation rate according to the government) is around 10%.  However, this is just a big joke.  […]

Recoleta Cultural Center

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is located in one of the most frequented tourist spots in the entire city, right in between the famous Recoleta cemetery and the popular shopping center Buenos Aires design. The complex itself has quite the history. Early in the 18th century, the land was donated to the Franciscan Friars of Recoleta, […]

Fiesta Bubamara – Balkan Gypsy Music Party in Buenos Aires

This is a unique event, and if you are lucky enough to be in Buenos Aires for a Fiesta Bubamara, you should make every attempt to go. The Fiesta Bubamara is a Balkan gypsy music party, where they have a few live bands playing, followed by a DJ, who plays popular Balkan gypsy music. The […]

Staying Safe in Buenos Aires

There are many things you can do to avoid dangerous situations when you’re in Buenos Aires.  Below are a few tips to help you stay safe: When taking money out from an ATM, don´t take out too much.  What is too much?   Keep it under $2000 for sure, better to keep it at or under […]

Saavedra Park

Saavedra Park

This is one of the oldest parks in the city of Buenos Aires, dating back to 1873.  Although it has changed a lot since it´s inauguration (it used to have a lake), it is still one of the nicest parks within the city limits of the capital.   The 1.6 KM cement path creates a perimeter […]

What is Lunfardo?

Surely at some point you have seen or heard about Lunfardo. You probable saw something about it when looking up Argentine slang, or you read about it at some point in a guide book, or heard it mentioned somewhere. What is it exactly? Perhaps the most accurate definition is that it is collection of terms […]

Health Care in Buenos Aires

Health Care in Buenos Aires

Argentina is unique to many countries because free public health care is 100% available to anyone who needs it. Even foreigners are eligible. If you’re sick, you can go to one of the hospitals, and they will give you the necessary care. The medical attention is decent, though you can end up having to wait […]

La Rural

Believe it or not, outside the bubble of this urban capital of Buenos Aires, exists approximately 3500 kilometers of land not covered in cafés, clubs, restaurants, Porteños, and clothing stores. “La Rural” is the annual agricultural event, which takes place at the event center La Rural Predio Ferial de Buenos Aires and attracts over a […]

Friends Day in Argentina

Friends Day in Argentina

Dia del amigo in Argentina is a very big day, and in some ways could be compared to the Argentine version of Valentine´s Day. Although it is not a day for couples, it is a day where friends get together, to celebrate their friendship. The celebration takes place on July 20th, and although it is […]

Buying Bulk in BA

I was at Jumbo the other day, and needed to buy some butter.   As I passed through the busy aisles of Jumbo, I came upon the dairy section.  The butter comes in 100g, 200g, and 500g sizes – I often bake, and my girlfriend loves butter, so I figured I may as well get […]