Tag: Buenos Aires

Let Argentina come to you

April 29, 2020
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Argentina

Although we are unable to travel at the moment, it’s still possible to discover the joys of Latin America – from the comfort of your home! Each week we are giving you inspiration from a different destination in Latin America, sharing movies, music, books and recipes to pique your interest, and this weeks destination is the intense and seductive land of Argentina. From crackling glaciers to sun-scorched deserts, snow-capped mountains, emerald-green lakes and wildlife-rich wetlands, the spectacular variety of Argentina’s landscapes gives just a hint of the exhilarating variety of adventures that await in this wildly intoxicating country. Delve deeper into the wonders of Argentina with our favourite inspiring read, film, food and music below.  Watch: El Hijo de la Novia (The Son of the Bride (2001) This comedy drama was released at the peak of the economic crisis in Argentina, and no doubt brought a much-needed lighthearted release! It follows the story of Rafael, a restaurant owner from…

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Closed Door Restaurants: The Local Dining Experience

September 9, 2014
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All News, Argentina

For unique foodie experiences head to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo On my last couple of visits to Buenos Aires my time was limited, so naturally I wanted every meal to count, I wanted it to be great, not just good. I talked to nearly every local I knew to get their restaurant recommendations and I found that on almost everyone’s list was a closed door restaurant. Although they are not a new phenomenon I noticed that there is still a buzz about town for the mysterious puerta cerrada, as it’s known in Argentina. After the economic crisis of 2001, these home-grown businesses became an entrepreneurial trend, and one that has spread to other cities such as the gastronomic hub of Sao Paulo. In my opinion these off-the-beaten-track culinary experiences offer more than the average restaurant. Firstly, the food is just like home cooking, made by passionate and friendly locals…

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Best Places to Stay in Brazil: The World Cup

June 12, 2014
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All News, Brazil, World Cup 2014

With the first World Cup match scheduled for later this evening, football fans around the world are gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting tournament in recent years. The question is, however, does England have any chance whatsoever? We’ll have to wait and see. This week we’ll be looking at some of the better hotels available to stay at if you’re planning a holiday to Brazil. Ucari Lodge  The Ucari Lodge is a totally unique hotel located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Dedicate to Eco Tourism, this hotel’s management is shared between the Mamiraua Institute and the communities from the Mamiraua Reserve. Started in 1998, the aim of the enterprise is to generate income for the local people and to contribute positively to the preservation of the Amazon’s natural resources. Eight communities from the reserve run the Lodge, from the staff on the front line, the contractors that work…

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Latin Routes Guide to Argentina Part 2

October 25, 2013
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Argentina, News

Today, Latin Routes takes you through some of the lesser-known tips to do with travel, tipping and general etiquette. Travel. Argentinian taxis are often the best way to get around biger city. Public transport links often aren’t ideal (although coaches are usually available for long distance trips if you’re looking to save money). Taxis always have reasonable rates (at least compared to the UK), but make sure you don’t get charged more than you need to, as taxi drivers will occasionally look to cash in on confused-looking tourists. Furthermore, make sure to take some small change – taxi drivers will often pretend they have no change as a way to round up the fare. Tipping. Around 10% (although tourists are usually expected to pay a bit more) for things like taxis, baggage handlers and porters in hotels. Although tipping isn’t necessarily a requirement, it is usually a very small amount…

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Tango Festival in Buenos Aires

August 5, 2013
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Argentina, News

  In the bustling heart of Buenos Aires where Tango was born, between the 14th and the 27th of August, Tango BA once again graces the Argentinian streets. The festival, which takes place annually, is set to include qualification rounds for the Dance World Cup alongside more informal Milongas (places where Tango is danced). Lessons for beginners are available, and the festival will also have a product fair to cater for all your Tango needs. Highlights include a Special Production to honour the late Gerardo Gandini, the concert for which will be headed by trumpeter Pedro Casis and well-known pianist Ernesto Jodos. The festival main will be held at the Centro de Exposiciones in Buenos Aires. The closing milonga on Sunday, August 25 will be hosted by Omar Viola will be marathon of orchestral music. A must for Tango fanatics! To start booking your Argentinian holiday – Click Here If…

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Top 5 Things to See in Buenos Aires

August 1, 2013
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Argentina

Buenos Aires is vibrant, bustling and diverse city bursting with things to do. There are some activities, however, that you should not miss on your Argentina Holiday. Here are the top 5. 1) Recoleta Cemetery An iconic cemetery, described by many as one of the most beautiful in the world, is a must-see when in Buenos Aires. Holding many famous Argentines, including the legendary Eva Peron and multiple Argentinian presidents, the elaborate and beautiful architecture will take your breath away. The tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak is of special interest because of its unusual architecture, and is just one of many fascinating tombs and mausoleums to see. 2) Puente de la Mujer In the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, which is a renovated dockland area, this footbridge is a real highlight. A swing bridge, whose middle section rotates to allow river traffic through, it lights up spectacularly at…

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