Tag Archive: Buenos Aires

Mar 04

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 our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Nov 09

20 Tips for Staying Safe in Buenos Aires & Other Big Cities

Don’t let the story of the attempted robbery we foiled which we told you about in our last blog post deter you from visiting Buenos Aires – it’s a brilliant city, we’ve spent a lot of time here, we’ve always felt safe here, and we still want to buy an apartment in Buenos Aires. Surely …

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Nov 09

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 years of continuous travel on the road as a writer …

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Nov 09

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 it. Buenos Aires resident Marina Charles also became smitten with …

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Nov 08

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 in particular. We found Buenos Aires to be an incredibly …

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