Argentina Travel Guides for Backpackers

Skiing on the highest: Las Leñas Valley

I had a persistent curiosity about snow. It may have something to do with the fact that was absent during my final year trip to Bariloche in Argentina’s Patagonia, to commemorate our passage to adulthood as well as finishing secondary education. Thanks to global warming, back then it was July 1997 […]
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What to do in Buenos Aires: 7 places that will make you return

Buenos Aires is a great multicultural metropolis located in Argentina. Here you would find many things to do and many places to visit. It is the city that never sleeps, which always offers lots of flavours and colours. To begin with, of course, I recommend you to visit the typical […]
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Buenos Aires: Architecture, Food, and Soccer

Buenos Aires has been the scenery for an ongoing cultural convergence from the start of its history. A great wave of European immigrants sought towards Argentine territory throughout the 19th century like it was promised land. Crowds of Spanish, Italian, and French populations headed south on the looks to find […]
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Why you should start your trip to Argentina by Iguazu Falls

Argentina is such a vast country with a wide variety of landscapes to explore, so make a decision about where to start to see it is not a simple task. Arrive in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city with its European architecture and fascinating nightlife, is the easy choice (especially […]
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6 Reasons Why Valparaiso, Chile, Is The Best Vacation Destination

Many day-trippers venturing to the coast from Santiago, Chile, find themselves in Viña Del Mar. But the neighbouring seaside town of Valparaíso, or Valpo, offers a far more authentic cultural experience. What I found in these colourful hills makes the top of my favourite vacation destinations list! A rich sunset […]
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A Sunday tour in Buenos Aires City

Sometimes we visit big cities for work, for vacations, for stopovers of long travels, but for different reasons we have a very short time to know the whole city, so we need to take advantage of the really short time that we have in the city. The idea is to […]
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Las Yungas: the wonderful landscape where biodiversity lives in

Las Yungas is a wonderful landscape that breaks through  Salta, a touristic province in the north of Argentina. In general, Salta is known for its arid landscapes with dry weather, but Las Yungas issues imposing with its majestic green and damp scenery and great biodiversity. In this article, you can […]
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Free things to do in Montevideo that no one told you about

As Uruguay is not the cheapest in South America, some people don’t include it in their itineraries. But with this travel guide, you will get useful tips for public transportation and local advice on free things to do in Montevideo, so you can explore the capital deep but keeping your […]
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Best Things To Do In Catamarca, Argentina

Argentina is one of the best tourist destinations in South America and Catamarca is a region worth visiting. Catamarca is a province located inside the northwestern part of Argentina. Here you will see the works of nature as volcanoes and mountains abound here. Coming to Catamarca is like coming to […]
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San Telmo: historic neighborhood in Buenos Aires

No one should leave Buenos Aires without visiting the historic neighborhood of San Telmo in the southern area of the city, which still maintains the essence of its years of splendor and charm: cobbled pavements, narrow sidewalks, and classic-style buildings. Wandering around its streets is an undeniable and unforgettable trip […]
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The Gem of the Andes: Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve, Bolivia

While the Andean mountains are renowned for their spectacular beauty and multiple touristic attractions throughout the entire range, there is one place that really stands out for me and is, undoubtedly, nature’s real masterpiece. It is Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in Bolivia. With its diverse and out-of-this-world landscapes […]
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4 Things You Should Know Before Going to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

The Iguazu Falls are stunning, without a doubt one of the most beautiful and full of good energy places I have ever visited. It is not for nothing that in 2012 the Falls received the title of one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” by the New Seven Wonders […]
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The Best of Buenos Aires: Something for Everyone

Buenos Aires: ‘the Paris of South America’. It’s an exciting, elegant, and laid-back city. For many travelers, Buenos Aires is just a pit stop on the way to Patagonia and Antarctica, but the wise ones know that the city has a lot to offer. There’s something for everyone in this […]
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The entertaining and tasty part of Pilar, in Argentina

Big cities are attractive because of all the entertainment they offer. Small ones can also be lovely, mostly because when the town is tiny the people are closer. Pilar, on the outskirts of the city (CABA), in the northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a town that has grown so […]
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Argentina for adventurers, Antofagasta de la Sierra

  From the low valleys or “pampas” in the east, where you can taste maybe one of the best cow meat in the world, to the western lands of good wines, mountains, and lakes. From the southern tale places in Patagonia, to the north of astonishing waterfalls, rainforest, deserts, high […]
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The best wine restaurant in Mendoza, Argentina

When we arrived in Mendoza, we’d spent a lot of time eating croissants, Argentinian asados (roast), parilla (grill), and visiting local parks… which were simply the best. However, we later found ourselves short on time to visit what Mendoza is most known for, WINE! Here, I review the award-winning, Casa El […]
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What to do in Salta: 3 unmissable experiences

I take shelter in the shadow of a building on the side of Avenida Belgrano, one of the main streets in the center of Salta, Argentina. Salta is a city of over 600 thousand citizens in northwestern Argentina, at the foot of the Andean cordillera which, with its province, exceeds […]
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Lovely little english village in the Kent ; Downe

In this article, I will be telling you everything you can do in the little and typical English village Downe. It is situated in the Kent, southeast of London. It is gorgeous and there are more things to do than you would imagine! Writing about Latin America soon – When […]
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El Chaltén: paradise of trekking in the Argentine Patagonia

In the heart of Argentinian Patagonia, there is a unique valley, a mountain paradise known as the national capital of trekking, which treasures the most beautiful lakes, glaciers, forests and trails that lead to the majestic Mount Fitz Roy and countless views. A destination for different preferences and levels of […]
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Buenos Aires: places you must go to eat good pasta

The city of Buenos Aires has a great variety of cool and fancy restaurants to offer.  The whole country of Argentina provides interesting and exquisite food dishes. From pizza shops located in the suburbs with delicious cheese all over the place to rooftops with beer gardens where you can enjoy […]
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10 Best Things to Do in Sydney

I migrated to Australia last 2018 with my husband and since then we started searching for interesting local and touristy places to visit within the vicinity. Australia’s a very big, isolated chunk of land down under, so if you live here, you ought to figure out how to explore its […]
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Buenos Aires from a Local's Point of View-Downtown

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s huge cosmopolitan capital city. Holding more than 15 million people, this city has varieties of cultures, people, traditions, and more. There is more than one reason why Buenos Aires is also known as the “Paris of South America”, for example, the European architecture that stands on […]
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Argentina’s Cafayate- where vineyards meet the Andes

Nestled in Argentina’s northwest, framed by the soaring Andean mountains, lies the serene town of Cafayate. A thriving tourist hotspot with an array of activities for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts. Shining with immaculate vineyards, that are sprinkled across red rolling hills, and ancient geological rock formations along its quiet […]
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Rosario, Argentina. What to do, where to eat and sleep.

Rosario is one of the biggest cities in Argentina. Actually, it is the third one in population. It is the heart of the province of Santa Fe, even though it is not its capital city. It’s also the birthplace of “Che” Guevara and Lionel Messi. But Rosario it’s more than […]
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3 places you must see in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Foz do Iguaçu is a city like no other in the whole world. First of all, it’s located in a triple border, being the Brazilian currency with Argentina and Paraguay – and making it possible to visit three different countries in a single night. In the second place, it is […]
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Pushkar: one of the five holiest cities for Hindus

Pushkar is a small town bordering the Thar Desert, in the state of Rajasthan, in India. It’s is also one of the five holiest places for Hindus and, it’s said that every Hindu must visit the five places in a lifetime. The city is also known for its festival of […]
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The 10 Best Things To Do in Valparaiso, Chile

The unfounded city of Valparaiso just came to life without any planned structure, but it is this fact what makes it so characteristic and unique. The Pacific ocean, the ever-blue sky and the picturesque architecture all combine to give a visual spectacle that enchants most tourists. Being the main port […]
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A Local's Travel Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As soon as you get off the plane you will perceive the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that will defy all your senses. Taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. From the airport to the city you will get into the noisy traffic, see the firsts contrasts of the city, […]
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Must See Places to Visit in Cordoba, Argentina

The Córdoba Province has a lot of places of interest, to learn about Argentinian history, to enjoy the views, to do climbing, etc. Here are the most relevant ones, in my opinion. 1 – The San Martín Square:   It’s a green square located in the center of the Córdoba, […]
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The Best 9 Places to Eat in Córdoba, Argentina

If only money allowed me… I would eat out almost every day! To be honest, I think it is something we all should do more frequently; not only to eat fast food and get fat but to try different and new things often. I mean, when isn't change a great […]
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Purmamarca, Argentina – The Hill of Seven Colours

How many times have we all heard the old “It’s about the journey, not the destination” mantra? Let me tell you – after 28 hours, 2 buses and a 1.5-hour walk, dragging our suitcases on gravel in the glaring mid-afternoon sun – Purmamarca for me was definitely more about the […]
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Best Places to Visit in South America

Now that I am home in the U.S. after spending a year in South America, the most common question I get is, “What was your favorite place?” This is a very difficult question because South America has it all. It ranges from tropical beaches to snowy mountains, from ancient ruins […]
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Best rock bars in Nueva Córdoba

If you enjoy listening to rock music and having a good time, meeting new people and drinking some beers with amazing background music, this article may help you to know the best places to visit in Córdoba, Argentina. Nueva Córdoba is a neighborhood where you can find a lot of entertainment […]
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Kayaking! The top activity in Rosario – Argentina

Rosario, well known for being Che Guevara, Fito Páez, Roberto Fontanarrosa and Lionel Messi birthplace is located in the Santa Fe Province, the central region in Argentina. At northwest of Buenos Aires, around three or four hours by bus, it is also one of the home cities of the second […]
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Bocas del Toro, Panamá. A great place to travel with friends

Travelling with friends is one of my favourite things to do in the world, especially when you’re not only going to a beautiful place but also a place where you can meet people, have fun and above everything, go to the most amazing parties ever. I think that a great […]
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Wellington, New Zealand. Things to do that are free

It’s been almost three months that one day, I decide to give a spin to my life and travel from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Place where I was born) To Wellington, New Zealand. “The World Coolest Little Capital”, as everyone like to call this city, and that phrase fits really well […]
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Argentina: three cities to visit in Patagonia

Patagonia region goes from the provinces of Neuquén to Tierra del Fuego, in the south of Argentina, where you can find landscapes such us wet forests, glaciers, lakes and wild fauna at the foot of the Andes mountain range. My husband and I took a plane to Bariloche. We also […]
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Buenos Aires: tourism, culture and life

Buenos Aires is a city of variety, and ‘varietés’. As many tourists and locals call it the most European city in South America. From someone that has lived in Buenos Aires for 25 years, I can tell that is not so European in the whole, but it has some corner […]
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Top 12 Things To Do In And Around Merida

From Chichen Itza pyramid to the unearthly cenotes to the delicacies of the Yucatecan cuisine, Merida city reveals treasures of ancient worlds. The colliding of two civilizations, the Spanish and the Mayan, syncretizing in a new zesty one. There is an undeniably anarchist footprint in every dish, architectural building, and […]
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Puerto Varas: The City of Roses

Nestled on the South West shores of the second largest lake in Chile, Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas is a must for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and those wishing to delight in first class gastronomy with the surroundings of this picturesque lake-side city. There is a reason Puerto Varas has once […]
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Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
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Get a Taste of Argentinian Tradition in San Antonio de Areco

Welcome to my hometown, San Antonio de Areco. If you want to get to know a bit about Argentina’s history and traditions, this is it. This small and picturesque town is located less than 120 km away from the City of Buenos Aires, in the heart of 'Argentina', and it’s […]
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How To Spend The Perfect Day in Bariloche, Patagonia

Bariloche is one of the most popular cities in the south of Argentina, located near the border with Chile, it is known for its outdoor activities and outstanding views. Its location is perfect since it combines the beautiful mountains of the Andes and the crystalline blue water of the Nahuel […]
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Iguazu Falls: Short trip to Brasil

I will tell you a short story, but I'm sure, you won't believe it. You might say, “aw man, please be more credible!” Because it's like a fairytale. Maybe this is the moral: every fairytale was based on a true story. Travelling to the Iguazu Falls So once upon a […]
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Sierras Chicas: Day-Trip Mountain Escape

Overview Of Trip: The Sierras Chicas, along with their larger neighbor the Sierras Grandes, offer a change of pace just outside of the bustling city of Cordoba, Argentina. They can easily be reached and partially explored in a single day. Though if you have time to spare, you might want to […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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Ongamira: The Secret of Las Sierras, Cordoba

Cordoba, Argentina is a fascinating province in the very heart of the Argeninta. Its capital is most known for being a student city for the many universities and abundant night life it has to offer. It was originally founded by the Jesuits in the early 17th century who founded the […]
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Living the Argentinean dream in Buenos Aires capital

Argentina has been my dream. Having perfect pictures in my mind of gauchos, vineyards and Latin life. I have to admit that this special liking is partly due to Julia’s tango, a Dutch TV series about four women starting a bed and breakfast in Buenos Aires. It gives you this […]
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Mancora: Beach Gem of the Northern Peruvian coast

A perfect spot for beach lovers and surfers If you are a beach lover, surfer or looking for an escape from the big city, Mancora is an indispensable spot on the Nothern Peruvian coast. The sun shines all year, with average temperatures ranging between the 30s at day and 20s […]
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Patagonia in Winter: From Southern Chile to Argentina

At the base of Cordillera Paine It took me four years and five hours. Four years of endless dreaming about making it to Patagonia after first seeing posters of the place pinned to the wall of a classroom in high school. Five hours of trekking from the drop-off point near […]
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Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay

Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay   Uruguay, a small country somewhat squeezed up between the South American giants Brazil and Argentina, is often forgotten by travellers. Do not make that mistake. Uruguay is worth the visit. It will prove itself to be a gem waiting to be explored. Montevideo is […]
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Ushuaia (Argentina): journey to the End of the World

Ushuaia airport THE BEGINNING That day started in Madrid. It was endless. My journey to the End of the World has begun one beautiful serene Spanish morning. I  got a cup of coffee with a piece of almond cake in a small street cafe before  spending […]
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Santiago, Chile: The city from Southamerica between the mountains

The first post that I wanna write is about my beautiful city in the longest country of the world: Santiago, Chile. Where is Chile? I have heard this question so many times in Australia, where im living in this moment. “Southamerica, close to Argentina” I always answer.  And then the […]
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Celaya, Guanajuato: a sweet city in Mexico

Everywhere there are little cities that don't look quite interesting. Tho, they have little spaces that can make a difference, where we can spend a while and watch around, listen music, be with friends or get to know some culture. Celaya is definitely one of those towns. About Us If you […]
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Montañita Ecuador; A Hidden Paradise

Montañita Ecuador; A Hidden Paradise        Montañita is a very small but a beautiful town hiden in the pacific beaches of Ecuador, the only way to go there is to take a bus from Guayaquil, it takes 4 hours to arrive. Montañita is a place to escape from […]
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Your guide to great neighborhoods in Córdoba Capital

The most basic thing to know before coming to Córdoba (and we’ll assume for now that you’ll be staying in the capital) is where to visit. So this post will give you a brief overview about three of my favorite neighborhoods, or barrios, in Córdoba Capital. I’m biased towards areas […]
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MEETING IGUAZU FALLS

MEETING IGUAZU FALLS A Brazilian Experience Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Iguazu Falls are 272 waterfalls of Iguazu River, located between Brazil and Argentina, being the largest waterfalls in the world.   The Iguazu Falls has two sides, the Brazilian and the […]
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EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP TO PATAGONIA

One of my biggest dreams in life was getting to know the Argentinean Patagonia. I didn’t even know the names of the cities, I just knew I had to be there. Glaciers, blue lakes, calm and wide landscapes. Completely different from my home state in Brazil, a place that triggered […]
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London: The multifaceted city.

I think about London and it makes me feel emotional. I´ve been living there for about a year and I feel that it´s a magical city. Maybe it just because it was the first city I put a foot on after I left my own country, Argentina. Now, I had […]
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5 things I learned from traveling around Argentina

When we first arrived in Argentina, my boyfriend and I had a plan to stay for only 2 months. The initial idea was to backpack from Cordoba (center of the country) to the North, and then head South to Patagonia. But we had such an immersive experience, that those 2 […]
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5 reasons Why you should visit Florianopolis

Welcome to Floripa- Brazil Hello! This is Lara, and I live in one of the mosts beautiful places of the world. Florianópolis, or Floripa, as native people tenderly started to call  the island, is  located in the south of Brazil and it´s been known worldwide for it´s intense College life, […]
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Rome: Off The Beaten Path

Rome is one hell of a city but I’m going to be straight forward with you: if your best plan is to see Colosseum, Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi, you better stay home, order some pizza, watch The Great Beauty and go sleep early. If you DO go to Rome, listen […]
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Argentina stands high… on a fake platform

The first week in Argentina for me was an ugly shoe. The kind of post-apocalyptic shoe that looks retro Japanese mixed with the Spice girls thick platforms and sparkles. Who would wear that? Let’s find out High platform shoes in the shops They […]
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Buenos Aires: From Malbec to Street Markets

Having been lucky enough to visit this gorgeous country not once, but twice, and having spent my time there two very different ways (one being a long weekend in a hostel and the other being a ten day trip in a four star hotel), I believe I have just what […]
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Mendoza: The land of good wine

ABOUT MENDOZA Mendoza is a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains, full of things to do and see. The city was founded on march 2 in 1561 by Pedro del Castillo. He named it “Ciudad de Mendoza del nuevo Valle de la Rioja” after the governor of Chile, García Hurtado de Mendoza. […]
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Weekend in Buenos Aires: Cool cafe hopping

I can no longer count how many times I have been to Buenos Aires, for a day, for a week, for a month. The truth is the city never ceases to amaze me. Even coming from the bustling cultural life of Montevideo, Buenos Aires appears lively and full of fabulous […]
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The Buenos Aires Checklist

Top 10 things to do in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and it’s one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South America. It blends a wide variety of manifestations to create an amazing mash-up between traditional and modern culture, which you can enjoy in every […]
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Brazil – Life as a carnie

Brazil – Life as a carnie Feathers, fishnets and candy floss, clowns, eyelashes and one massive pink tent. Yes, I ran away with the circus, my life continues on the road touring through cities of Brazil as a carnie, (dancer) in one of South Americas largest circuses. This is not […]
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Cordoba city: the heart of Argentina

I've lived in Cordoba city almost all my life, and it wasn't until I travelled abroad that I realised what a beautiful and lively city it was. It has some of my favourite things: beautiful landscapes, cool restaurants and bars, and lively places to go out at night. Besides the […]
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Buenos Aires: A City Like No Other

For anyone that wasn’t already aware (a lot I imagine), this year for me began with an epic 6 week backpacking trip around Argentina and Chile; something my partner (Spanish speaking, yay!) and I had been planning for some time the year before. With family links in both countries, and […]
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