Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Fear and Larceny in Buenos Aires

Fear and Larceny in Buenos Aires

The image above is that of the interior of Comisaría 25°, the police station on Avenue Scalabrini Ortíz in Palermo, Buenos Aires, where we recently spent a few hours late one night, or rather, very early one morning. After two decades travelling together and five...
A Street Art Stroll Through Buenos Aires with Graffitimundo

A Street Art Stroll Through Buenos Aires with Graffitimundo

Everywhere we stroll in Buenos Aires, and in our neighbourhood of Palermo especially, we see vibrant street art enlivening dull walls and drab building facades. Often dazzling, occasionally bewildering, sometimes the art make us smile, sometimes it makes us think. We have grown to love...
Price Check: a Buenos Aires Shopping List

Price Check: a Buenos Aires Shopping List

Aside from Buenos Aires’ obvious charms – its friendly people, delicious food, brilliant wines, laidback lifestyle, and its cool factor – the affordability of the city is what has also made it so appealing in recent years and so popular with second-home-buying North American expats...
Buenos Aires Take-Homes: Delicious Dulce de Leche

Buenos Aires Take-Homes: Delicious Dulce de Leche

I have a confession: I adore dulce de leche, Argentina’s very special version of milk caramel. And this is really saying something, because I’m not the kind of person who obsesses over chocolate or gets cravings for sugary treats. Another confession: I’ve been known to...
Lyla Peng’s Guide to Buenos Aires Style

Lyla Peng’s Guide to Buenos Aires Style

Buenos Aires is one of my favourite cities for shopping, especially when it comes to fashion, and Porteños like Lyla Peng have a very distinct and idiosyncratic sense of fashion, oozing Buenos Aires style. Like the city itself, young style-conscious locals tend to dress in a...
Argentine Wine 101 – Yes, There is More Than Malbec!

Argentine Wine 101 – Yes, There is More Than Malbec!

Ask a wine expert in Buenos Aires who the best person is to talk to about Argentine wine and they’ll probably recommend an Englishman! We generally seek out locals when we want to learn something that is inherently ‘local’ in a place, but in Buenos...
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...