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Proposed Tourist Fee Postponed

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Argentina has postponed implementation of a proposed tourist fee that was set to take effect this March, according to the American Citizen Services Newsletter published by the US Embassy in Argentina. In late 2008, Argentina announced it would charge a reciprocal entry fee from citizens of all countries that charge Argentines visa or entry fees. That fee was scheduled […]

Is Buenos Aires Cheap?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

How much do things cost in Buenos Aires? Is Buenos Aires cheap? Compared to other major cities around the world, yes, it is cheap. In this article we’ll look at the costs of common items to give you an idea how much things cost in Buenos Aires. But first, a little history.  Buenos Aires wasn’t […]

Most Tourists Don’t Need a Pre-arranged Visa to Enter Argentina

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Most tourists don’t need a pre-arranged visa to enter Argentina but it depends on your country of citizenship. Tourists from Canada, United States, Germany, Australia and the UK — just to name a few countries — don’t need to get a visa in advance of their arrival. If you are a citizen of one of […]

Flying Out of EZE – Get There Early

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The Pistarini International Airport, EZE, is a busy airport. Departure is much less organized than arrival. I recommend arriving at least two hours before your flight. Two and a half hours would be better. Three hours may be needed if the airport is busy. A taxi ride from central Buenos Aires (Palermo, Recoleta, Micro Centro, etc.) takes […]

Are Buenos Aires Women Beautiful?

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The women of Buenos Aires, porteñas as they are called, have the reputation of being among the most beautiful women in the world. But is it true? I’ll answer this question two ways: first with a few facts and observations, and second with opinions from people who have visited the city. Porteñas take good care […]

Bahrein Pumps Out Electronic Beats to a Young Crowd

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Bahrein is one of the better clubs in Buenos Aires for techno, psychedelic, trance or other forms of electronic music. Other styles are also played, depending on the night and the DJ. Bahrein epitomizes the type of clubbing you can only find in the biggest cities of the world. The club has two levels but the […]

1810 Cocina Regional Serves Traditional (and Tasty) Argentine Cuisine

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

1810 Cocina Regional specializes in traditional, regional Argentine food. Eating here is almost like having a home-cooked Argentine meal. Empanadas are a house specialty. If you’ve never tried an empanada, it’s a pastry stuffed with a savory filling. The most popular fillings are ground meat (carne), ham and cheese (jamón y queso) and ground corn […]

Major Newspapers in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The two main Spanish-language newspapers in Buenos Aires are Clarín and La Nación (The Nation). I find the depth and quality of journalism of both papers to be very high. I do, however, prefer to read Clarín primarily because it is published in a smaller tabloid format. Newspapers are sold at newspaper/magazine stands on many […]

Take Buquebus to Uruguay

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Buquebus (BOO-kay-boos) is the name of ferries that operate between Buenos Aires and Uruguay. A trip to Uruguay can be a fun day trip or weekend excursion. Buquebus ferries run daily between Buenos Aires and two Uruguay destinations: Colonia and Montevideo. Colonia is a small historic town with cobblestone streets and restored buildings. Montevideo is […]

Cabello Square Apartments Modern and Well-Located

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I recently rented a furnished apartment in Cabello Square, a nine-story building in Palermo Chico built in 2007. Overall, I enjoyed my month-long stay and found a lot of reasons to recommend the place. I’ll list those below, as well as a few areas where I feel the apartment came up short. The main reasons […]