Archive for the ‘Things To Do’ Category

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.

Buenos Aires Milongas: Where to Dance

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

If you want to dance tango in Buenos Aires, where do you go? A good question, but this depends on many things:  your age, what style you dance, what day or night of the week you want to go out, if you go with or without a partner, and so on… Dancing social tango in […]

Tango in Buenos Aires: an Introduction

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

When people travel to Argentina, most of them want a taste of tango. Either because they are tango dancers themselves or just because tango is so much a part of the culture. Either way, there are various ways to experience Argentina’s most famous export. Tango in Buenos Aires falls into two categories: tango for tourists, […]

Why Take a Tango Trip to Buenos Aires?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Maybe it’s like having a baby; if you think too much about it, all the pros and cons, you’ll never do it. It’s too scary, too much of a commitment. With tango, too, if your expectations are too high to be realized, well, then maybe a two week vacation in Buenos Aires instead of Provence […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ 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 […]

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 […]