Monthly Archives: October 2010

Gaucho Fun at La Feria de Mataderos in Buenos Aires

Gaucho Fun at La Feria de Mataderos in Buenos Aires

On a bright sunny weekend in Buenos Aires, right up there with a browse through one of the city’s many buzzy markets and a lazy afternoon in one of Palermo’s parks, is, for us, a visit to La Feria de Matadores. Held in the working...
The Best of Buenos Aires Markets — Super Mercados!

The Best of Buenos Aires Markets — Super Mercados!

One of the first things we do when we arrive in a place is head to the local market and we make a habit of shopping at markets over supermarkets whenever and wherever we can. Food markets aren’t just fun and fascinating places to hang out...
Local Knowledge: Marino from Buenos Aires

Local Knowledge: Marino from Buenos Aires

People often ask us how we meet people when we travel and how we make local connections. We use a wide variety of strategies, which we wrote about in this post Meeting Locals, from connecting with people online via their blogs (which is how we met the...
Our Home Away from Home in Buenos Aires

Our Home Away from Home in Buenos Aires

A light-filled apartment with Rear Window-like views in a sleek new Palermo Soho skyscraper is ‘our home away from home’ in Buenos Aires for two weeks. Boasting cobblestone streets lined with cafés, bars, restaurants, bookshops, and boutiques – from upmarket global brands to edgy young...
Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

We’ve heard a lot of live music during our two week stay in Rio de Janeiro – at bars, clubs, by the beach, and in the streets of this hip-swinging Brazilian city. It’s hard not to hear music in a city where nearly every cultural...
A Boteco Hop — Rio’s Best Neighbourhood Bars

A Boteco Hop — Rio’s Best Neighbourhood Bars

One of the delights of going out and drinking in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is hitting the botecos or botequims – traditional, unpretentious neighbourhood bars. After a couple of weeks in the city we developed some favourites, the botecos and botequims we think are Rio’s best neighbourhood...
Rio de Janeiro Take-Homes: Brazilian Bikinis

Rio de Janeiro Take-Homes: Brazilian Bikinis

If you only take home one souvenir from Rio de Janeiro, make it swimwear – a pair of teensy Brazilian bikinis for her, and low-waist, hip-hugging, wide-brief sunga for him. In Ipanema, where we had our ‘home away from home’ in Rio for two weeks, there are...