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Year 9 at Mar del Plata’s TRImarchi DG

Year 9 at Mar del Plata’s TRImarchi DG September 27, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, off the beaten path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This coming weekend, BA’s creative types will make the annual pilgrimage to the coastal city of Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires province for the ninth annual TRImarchi festival of graphic design, a massive affair that welcomes 5,000 designers and tens of thousands of visitors from all over Latin...

Navigating BA’s Colectivos

Navigating BA’s Colectivos August 25, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Think of BA’s thoroughfares as a jungle and the city buses as the wild beasts that roam, roaring as they tear recklessly down down the narrow streets. The public bus or ‘colectivo’ system in Buenos Aires is daunting, notoriously confusing for first-time users due to the expansive system...

BA Offbeat Tour Selector

BA Offbeat Tour Selector August 24, 2010 | Nightlife, off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Being new in town or just passing through can mean that your access to the things that you really want to see, in the way you want to see them, is limited. Organized tours are always an option, but sometimes travelers are after something more unique, specific, or spunky than your average city tour from...

This Week in Buenos Aires

This Week in Buenos Aires August 11, 2010 | Events, free, off the beaten path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It may be chilly out – and not most (northern hemisphere) folks’ idea of a lazy August Indian summer – but winter is slowly heating up and turning to spring in Buenos Aires, and the city is aflutter with cultural events. Here’s what’s on this week: Cumbia Chicha by Maria...

Supermarket Snaps from the Inside in Buenos Aires

Supermarket Snaps from the Inside in Buenos Aires July 8, 2010 | Food, off the beaten path, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
A trip to the supermarket – it’s one of those easy adventures to be had when traveling. Surely it will involve some element of confusion, surprise, delight, and perhaps a moment or two of stomach-turning disbelief. Above all, supermarket browsing in a foreign country is an eye-opening peek...

Sunsets over Buenos Aires + around

Sunsets over Buenos Aires + around June 21, 2010 | off the beaten path | Read More
Here’s for a glimpse of the sun going down over Buenos Aires and some surrounding places (that perhaps make for a more scenic sunset than endless, flat-as-a-pancake BA itself), starting with a view from my window in Montserrat: photo by Elizabeth Gleeson The following photo is less a sunset –...

Buenos Aires’ best lunch for $5

Buenos Aires’ best lunch for $5 June 16, 2010 | Food, off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
photo by Elizabeth Gleeson Everyone likes a lunch deal – save a few bucks during the day and splurge on your supper, and BA ought to be full of them. With the favorable 4 pesos-to-the-dollar exchange rate, one would think that a dirt-cheap lunch is easy as pie. The truth is, Argentina’s inflation...

New BA-based must-see documentary films

New BA-based must-see documentary films May 26, 2010 | off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
Check out these two sites detailing 2 fabulous independent documentary films about Buenos Aires: American director Julia Reagan has released her project, ArgenChino, into the independent film festival circuit, and is getting all kinds of acclaim. The film gets inside the story behind the ubiquitous...
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