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10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina

10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct 17th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Traveling to Buenos Aires in Argentina? Add these experiences to your itinerary for a better view of local culture. Graffiti Walks Walking around Buenos Aires, it will immediately become clear the city has close ties with the arts, specifically graffiti. While many associate street art with vandalism, the works adorning the streets in Buenos Aires are created by talented and...

Stressed Out? Try A Walk In A Cemetery

Stressed Out? Try A Walk In A Cemetery Sep 18th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Cemeteries get a bad rap in the United States. The only time of year we really pay attention to them is Halloween, and then, it's to equate them with fear or evil. I suppose Memorial Day and Veteran's Day give cemeteries a little love, but those holidays are more about who's in the actual graves, and not about the places themselves. Unlike many of the world's cultures, which celebrate or...

10 Colorful Cities From Around The World

10 Colorful Cities From Around The World Aug 6th, 2012 at 11:00AM: When many people think of cities, they picture concrete, skyscrapers, road work and steel. The truth is, however, there are many cities around the world with a more vibrant and colorful atmosphere. In fact, some of these places are so creative and beautiful, they are a work of art in themselves. Deep blue structures reside next to loud pink and sunflower yellow houses, as hot orange and rich...

La Convención: A Festival Of 'New Circus' In Buenos Aires

La Convención: A Festival Of 'New Circus' In Buenos Aires Jul 17th, 2012 at 10:00AM: In the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, Argentina, fauna is fantastically diverse. I love watching the human wildlife. My favorite species is the callejero, or street circus performer. In parks around the city, they set up their slack lines. They hang their long, silk telas from trees to practice aerial dance. Juggling pins fly. The callejeros spend hours in the parks, simply teaching and...

Hollywood In Cambodia: Buenos Aires' Only Bar and Urban Art Gallery In One

Hollywood In Cambodia: Buenos Aires' Only Bar and Urban Art Gallery In One Apr 29th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Buenos Aires in Argentina has one of the most vibrant art scenes in all the world. Walking down the streets of the city, you'll see colorful, political and passionate works of graffiti art on every corner. If you're looking for a truly unique way to experience the art scene in Buenos Aires, one option is to visit the city's only bar and urban art gallery in one, Hollywood in Cambodia. Hollywood...

Where To Get The Best Empanada In Argentina

Where To Get The Best Empanada In Argentina Apr 13th, 2012 at 12:00PM: When hearing the word "empanada," many people immediately think of Argentina. The truth is, the type and taste of empanada depends on where you are in the country. Because of the different climates and geographies throughout Argentina, the best ingredients to cook with vary. On a recent trip to Buenos Aires, I was sitting with a group of locals asking them about where to get the best empanada....

Magdelana's Party: A Rare Dining Experience In Buenos Aires

Magdelana's Party: A Rare Dining Experience In Buenos Aires Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:00PM: When visiting a new city, it's important to become familiar with the local foods in order to better understand the culture. However, there are times when you might want to try a restaurant that offers something truly unique. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, that restaurant is Magdalena's Party. Located in the Palermo SOHO neighborhood of the city, Magdalena's Party offers a truly American and...

12 Free Things To Do In Buenos Aires, Argentina

12 Free Things To Do In Buenos Aires, Argentina Apr 7th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a beautiful country with 200 years of history, graceful tango and a vibrant art culture that can be seen on every street corner. The city is completely flat, making it the perfect place to explore by foot. While there are many options of things to do in Buenos Aires, they are not all free or budget-friendly. Luckily, I got the chance to explore the city with locals and...

Day Trip From Buenos Aires: The Tigre Delta

Day Trip From Buenos Aires: The Tigre Delta Apr 6th, 2012 at 5:00PM: When most travelers visit Buenos Aires, Argentina, they explore the main hubs on San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta and Centro. However, there is another area 45 minutes from Retiro Station that is like an entirely different world: The Tigre Delta. I learned about Tigre from an expat who had been living in my hostel for the past year. When I asked him if there were any good day trips I should...

Visiting Synagogues Around The World

Visiting Synagogues Around The World Apr 6th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Places of worship have long been points of interest for travelers. Solemn and usually quite ornate, these buildings provide a window onto a community's history and values and often give visitors a much-needed pause while pounding the sightseeing pavement. Cathedrals are typical for this kind of touring. But have you ever thought to pay a visit to a synagogue? My fascination with exploring...

10 St. Patrick's Day alternatives to Dublin, Ireland

10 St. Patrick's Day alternatives to Dublin, Ireland Feb 26th, 2012 at 9:00AM: While travelers often think of Dublin, Ireland, as the must-visit place for St. Patrick's Day, there are many other excellent destinations all over the world to celebrate the festivities. To help you decide where to spend March 17 this year, check out this list of ten excellent St. Patrick's Day destinations. New York I've attended St. Patrick's Day in New York many times and can honestly...

Video: Buenos Aires' invisible amusement park

Feb 20th, 2012 at 6:30PM: Perhaps director Fernando Livschitz and the gang at Black Sheep Films were hitting the mate a bit too hard when they conceptualized this trippy video, but the result is a whimsical thrill ride through Buenos Aires' historic sites, including the Presidential Palace (La Casa Rosada). Buckle up and enjoy the show! Buenos Aires - Inception Park from Black Sheep Films on Vimeo. ...

The graffiti art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in photos

The graffiti art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in photos Jan 19th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Buenos Aires, Argentina, is well known for its booming arts scene. One way to experience the creative side of the city while also getting to enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor scenery is through the myriad works of graffiti art that adorn the various neighborhoods. Although many people may think of graffiti as dirty, ugly, or associated with vandalism, Buenos Aires is actually home to some...

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more Jan 7th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Last month, I went to a designer-clothing pop-up sale in the back of a restaurant, scored an invite to an exclusive party with Champagne and gourmet truffles, and got the manager's private phone number of a hot new nightlife spot. I'm not famous or especially well-connected, I'm just a subscriber to DailySecret.com. Daily Secret is website and email newsletter that delivers insider intel for...

Photo of the day - Buenos Aires overpass

Photo of the day - Buenos Aires overpass Jan 6th, 2012 at 5:30PM: This vibrant Buenos Aires overpass can't help but grab viewers' attention. Situated in the neighborhood of Recoleta, it looks as if it were inspired by a fancy silk scarf. (As an aside, why does super colorful public art crop up so infrequently in cities much grayer than Buenos Aires? One glance at colors like these and a minor case of Seasonal Affective Disorder might just vaporize.) ...

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print Jan 4th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Off Track Planet, a Brooklyn-based online budget travel publication, takes its f-bomb dropping idiom into print today with the debut of an eponymous magazine. Off Track Planet, for the uninitiated, is geared toward the 18-30 set and is particularly focused on undergraduates. Accordingly, the publication directs its attention to several subjects of primary interest to college kids; among...

Photo of the Day: San Telmo antiques

Photo of the Day: San Telmo antiques Jan 3rd, 2012 at 6:00PM: Few things make me happier than flea market shopping in foreign cities. Perusing the gorgeous antiques, handcrafted jewelry, and other treasures at the weekly Feria de San Telmo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was pretty close to a heavenly experience. This photo, from Flickr user Guillermo Esteves, captures one of the market's beautiful arrays of antique seltzer bottles and was taken with an...

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android?

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android? Mar 25th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Nearly two years ago, I bought my first smartphone: the T-Mobile Android MyTouch*. I'm only occasionally jealous of my iPhone-carrying friends, as I find few travel guide apps for Android. Even after a move to Istanbul, I still use and rely upon it daily; Android's interface is fast and easy-to-use, and seamless use of Google applications like Gmail and Google Maps is part of the reason I bought...

Daily Pampering: Faena Hotel boasts the most expensive suite in Latin America

Daily Pampering: Faena Hotel boasts the most expensive suite in Latin America Jan 27th, 2011 at 4:00PM: It's okay to drop the F-word when you're staying at Buenos Aires' Faena Hotel + Universe. Their F Suite bears the distinction of being Latin America's most expensive suite at $9,500 a night. Designed as a collaboration between Philippe Starck and Alan Faena, the suite incorporates incorporates Imperial-style furniture, red velvet curtains, lapacho wood and arabasceto marble with touches of...

Is Bogota really the next Buenos Aires?

Is Bogota really the next Buenos Aires? Jan 6th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Yes is the short answer. Bogota is indeed the next Buenos Aires. But before we get to why this is the case, we need to understand why Buenos Aires is the current Buenos Aires. Travelers have an insatiable appetite for great cities that are cheap, and there's probably no demographic that pursues this particular type of destination more than the next-destination-early-adopters, or NDEAs....

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