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How Bad is Crime in Buenos Aires?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Editor’s Note: I originally published this article back in 2009. Since then, I’ve received many comments and emails from both tourists and Porteños concerned about crime in the great city of Buenos Aires. Is the city safe? Is crime getting worse? Read below for the original story plus recently updated comments. How bad is crime […]

Gambling in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

If you are planning a trip to Buenos Aires and fancy a break from the Tango dancing you might want to spend a night out at a casino. The Casino de Buenos Aires or casino Buenos Aires was opened on 8th October 1999 and is situated on board the Estrella de la Fortuna, a reflective of a […]

Lost Travelers – Episode 1 – Buenos Aires (San Telmo Market & Puerto Madero)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This is the Lost Travelers first video blog about their adventures around South America, It documents the time they spent in San Telmo Market & Puerto Madero. This video includes some nice outdoor tango dancing demonstrations.

Now You Can Post Your Tips and Articles to BAtips Group Blog!

Monday, September 10th, 2012

BAtips is now a group blog and needs writers and contributors like you. If you have visited Buenos Aires, or live in BA, now you can post your tips and articles directly to It’s okay to promote your business or website in the article if it is related to Buenos Aires but please note […]

Entry Fee for Americans, Canadians and Australians

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Effective December 28, 2009, citizens of US, Canada and Australia will be required to pay a fee when visiting Argentina. Americans will pay US$131, Canadians US$70 and Australians US$100. The entry fee will be collected only at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. The fee permits Americans multiple entries into Argentina for 10 years. Canadians […]

Clarry’s Buenos Aires Tango Tips

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Clarry Smits (seen here with dance partner Lorie) is one of the top tango dancers and instructors in Vancouver, Canada. He also runs Tango a Media Luz, a popular Vancouver milonga that features Golden Age tango every Friday night. Clarry recently visited Buenos Aires and I asked him about his tango experience in “the Paris […]

Best Selection of Restaurants is in Las Cañitas

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Many tourists visit Buenos Aires without having dinner in Las Cañitas. It’s a shame. Las Cañitas is, in my opinion, the best restaurant zone in all of Buenos Aires. Las Cañitas is a small neighborhood just east of Avenida Dorrego and just south of the Polo grounds (El Campo Argentino de Polo). Technically, it’s part […]

Renting an Apartment in Buenos Aires: Tips from a Reputable Agent

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Want to know the most the most common problems encountered when renting a furnished apartment in Buenos Aires? How about which neighborhoods to stay in and which to avoid? Or the best time of year to visit the city? To get answers to these and other questions about renting in BA, I interviewed a local […]

Best and Worst Things about Buenos Aires

Friday, May 1st, 2009

What are the best things about Buenos Aires, the things that make the city such a popular and much-loved travel destination? How about the worst things? What follows is a personal list — purely subjective and by no means complete. I hope you will tell me about the things you like and don’t like about […]

Take a Beer Tour of San Telmo

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Love beer? Then why not take a beer lover’s tour of San Telmo? The tour, which lasts 3 hours and covers 4 pubs, showcases the best craft beer Argentina has to offer from regions such as Cordoba, La Plata, and outer Buenos Aires.  “I really didn’t want the tour to be a pub crawl type […]