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Visiting Argentina

From La Rioja wine region to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina enchants. Buenos Aires is the heart of the country: home of the tango, a thriving soccer scene, and some of the best nightlife south of the Equator. Recharge by visiting the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls or the vast pampas beyond the city. From La Rioja wine region to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina enchants. Buenos Aires is the heart of the country: home of the tango, a thriving soccer scene, and some of the best nightlife south of the Equator. Recharge by visiting the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls or the vast pampas beyond the city.    Close

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Ferry to Uruguay

Written by LenR on 23 Feb, 2010

The terminal near downtown Buenos Aires is very modern and like a small airport or cruise ship terminal. There is a baggage check in area, a nice area with tables, a snack bar, and a couple of shops. When we entered the terminal there was…Read More


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Airports

Written by LenR on 23 Feb, 2010

The three airports in Buenos Aires are the J. Newbery AeroPark, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport and the Comandante Espora Aero Station, in Bahía Blanca. The most important of them, the Ezeiza International Airport, is located 34 km from the city and serves international airlines…Read More


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Trams

Written by LenR on 23 Feb, 2010

Buenos Aires was once known as the City of Trams. It had one of the most extensive networks in the world with over 857 km of track, but most of it was dismantled during the 1960s in favour of bus transportation. Despite this there are…Read More


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The Subway

Written by LenR on 23 Feb, 2010

The Buenos Aires Metro (known as Subte) is a mass-transit system that serves mainly the inner city. The first station of this network was inaugurated in 1913 it and was the first of its kind in the entire Southern Hemisphere. The network expanded rapidly during…Read More


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Buildings

Written by LenR on 22 Feb, 2010

We found that San Nicolas has its fair share of interesting buildings. We generally found them by just wandering the interesting streets but since leaving Buenos Aires I have discovered a little more about them. Here are three worth seeing.Basilica de la Merced.Nuestra Señora de…Read More


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Theatres

Written by LenR on 22 Feb, 2010

Buenos Aires has a reputation as a city with intense theatre activity. Plays are constantly being presented throughout the city's three circuits: official, commercial and independent. The official circuit which includes the General San Martín Theatre, Colón Theatre and Nacional Cervantes Theatre, is of most…Read More


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Street Markets

Written by LenR on 18 Feb, 2010

One of the pleasures of Buenos Aires is its open-air markets, many of which combine shopping with entertainment. The bargains that you may find are often accompanied by the wonderful, romantic sounds and sights of tango dancers or musicians putting on a show. There are…Read More


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Eva Peron

Written by LenR on 18 Feb, 2010

Eva Peron remains a controversial figure in Argentine history. Attractive, and highly vivacious, both her friends and her enemies agreed that she was a woman of great personal charm. Her supporters have elevated her to popular sainthood, and the sympathetic portrayal of her in the…Read More


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Dog Walkers

Written by LenR on 18 Feb, 2010

No-one can visit Buenos Aires without seeing one of the city’s most characteristic sights: the paseaperros or professional dog walkers. Most residents live in apartments but this doesn’t stop them from wanting a dog as a pet. During the week when people are working, the…Read More


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Buildings

Written by LenR on 07 Feb, 2010

One of the things that I most enjoyed in Buenos Aires was walking the streets observing the people and the buildings. I have some general interest in architecture so I was delighted to find that most areas of the city were a gold mine of…Read More


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