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Local Expert Pedro Werberg Reveals Buenos Aires’ Hidden Treasures

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Pedro Werberg knows Buenos Aires inside and out. A native of Buenos Aires fluent in English, German and of course Spanish, Pedro offers guided tours that explore the hidden treasures of the city.  I asked Pedro about his favorite restaurants, shops, cafes and things to see and do in BA. Here’s what he had to […]

Top 5 Shopping Malls in Buenos Aires

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The favorable exchange rate between most major currencies and the Argentine peso entices many tourists to head to the mall. Note that stores list prices in Argentine pesos, not US dollars. Don’t be confused by the $ sign. It means pesos, not dollars. A tax of 21% is included in the price.  It will not be […]

You May Need Certain Vaccinations if Traveling to Other Parts of Argentina

Monday, April 6th, 2009

If you are taking a trip to Argentina and don’t plan on leaving Buenos Aires, you probably don’t need any special vaccinations. However you may need certain vaccinations if you will be traveling to other parts of Argentina, such as Iguazu Falls. Below is a brief summary of recommendations offered by the Centers for Disease […]

Making Friends in BA

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Are you traveling to Buenos Aires alone? Would you like to meet people to hang out with? Here are a few tips on how to make friends in Buenos Aires. In my experience, one of the best ways to make friends quickly is by taking group Spanish classes. Enroll for classes and you will find […]

Watch Out for these Scams and Rip-offs

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

No matter what country you visit there are always a few bad apples looking to take advantage of tourists and exploit their disorientation and unfamiliarity with their surroundings. Unfortunately this is also true in my beloved Buenos Aires. Personally I’ve not fallen victim to a tourist scam in Buenos Aires, and I’ve taken numerous trips, […]

Guided Tours and Birdwatching at the Ecological Reserve

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve is a lush greenspace only a short walk from the noise and commotion of downtown Buenos Aires. Go to escape the city and immerse yourself in nature without having to take a major excursion. Porteños and tourists go to the reserve to jog, bike, stroll and birdwatch. I’m told there […]

Buenos Aires Rated One of Top 29 Cities to Live in

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Buenos Aires is one of the top 29 cities in the world to live in, according to a new feature article at The feature, published March 31, is a comprehensive roundup of 2009’s most inhabitable cities for the modern man. Cities are rated according to a number of criteria including dating & sex, sports […]

Buenos Aires’ Closed-Door Restaurants

Monday, March 9th, 2009

One of the most interesting trends in the Buenos Aires restaurant scene is closed-door restaurants, also known as restaurantes a puertas cerradas or simply puertas cerradas. These restaurants aren’t really restaurants at all but rather dinners served in the homes of private chefs, or in exclusive private clubs. Alejandro Langer, chef at La Cocina Discreta in […]

Print This Free Travel Guide Before Your Trip

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Looking for a good Buenos Aires travel guide? The Government of the City of Buenos Aires has published a handy, 26-page travel guide that you can download and print before your trip. The guide, which is in PDF format, contains all kinds of useful information for tourists. Topics include, museums, sports, festivals, neighborhoods, getting around […]

Renting a Furnished Apartment from a Local Owner

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Most tourists who rent a furnished apartment for their stay in Buenos Aires use a rental agency such as Apartments BA or ByT Argentina to arrange their accommodations. But that’s not the only way to do it. You can rent directly from a local owner, which can be cheaper since you eliminate the middleman. But […]