Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31

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 class suburb of Mataderos (‘slaughterhouses’ in English), La Feria is …

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Oct 28

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 – as the markets are in Jerez, Barcelona and Venice …

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Oct 28

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 Taco Mafia in Austin) to using Twitter (as we did …

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Oct 27

Celebrating Beef: the Buenos Aires Parrilla or Steakhouse

We met an expat friend for dinner in Palermo Soho the day we’d been gathering prices for our Buenos Aires Price Check post and expressed surprise to him that prices hadn’t gone up much since we were last here a few years ago. He said he thought they had increased and that he didn’t even …

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Oct 27

Embracing the Empanada, Buenos Aires’ Favourite Snack Food

After a big slab of charcoal grilled bife (beef), our favourite thing to eat in Buenos Aires is empanadas. Usually baked, but sometimes fried, these delicious pastries are generally filled with meat or cheese and Porteños don’t need much of an excuse to order a box from their local empanaderia. Friends coming over? Picnic in …

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