Places to Go in 2017 – Because These Places Need You

2017-03-03T12:10:02+07:00By |

Our places to go in 2017 are destinations that we think you should travel to this year – because they need you. These are places with breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals, fantastic food, a fascinating culture, and all the rest. They’re also places that deserve more tourists. It’s the season of ‘places to go in 2017’ lists [...]

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

2018-11-26T16:21:29+07:00By |

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 [...]

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

2018-05-11T11:15:23+07:00By |

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 that [...]

Fear and Larceny in Buenos Aires

2018-05-11T13:35:48+07:00By |

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 [...]

A Street Art Stroll Through Buenos Aires with Graffitimundo

2018-11-26T19:34:59+07:00By |

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 [...]

Shopping List — what things cost in Buenos Aires

2018-11-26T11:00:51+07:00By |

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 [...]

Buenos Aires Take-Homes: Delicious Dulce de Leche

2017-09-17T16:28:24+07:00By |

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 spend three months in Italy and not lick a single [...]

Lyla Peng’s Guide to Buenos Aires Style

2018-11-26T11:50:35+07:00By |

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 manner that is more European (boho-chic is big) than American, [...]

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

2018-05-03T18:07:06+07:00By |

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 Aires one name kept popping up, that of wine consultant, [...]

Gaucho Fun at La Feria de Mataderos in Buenos Aires

2014-09-24T08:52:19+07:00By |

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 [...]

The Best of Buenos Aires Markets — Super Mercados!

2015-08-25T19:16:36+07:00By |

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 — they’re [...]

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