We can all agree that one of the most famous things about Argentina is the meat and the famous ritual of the “asado”. With this in mind, nobody wants to miss the opportunity to taste an amazing asado while at the same time learning about how it is prepared, step by step, with the help of the “asador” (grillmaster).
Since its opening two years ago, i Latina has been providing the flavors of Latin America to a curious and sophisticated audience. In a beautiful French-style house, in the neighborhood of Villa Crespo 3 Colombian siblings: Santiago, Camilo and Laura Macias, launched a project that involves a 7 course tasting menu that celebrates the unique and electric tastes of Latin America.
Posted in Interviews on April 28, 2014
Each month we ask a Porteño (Buenos Aires Native) the same 15 questions with the goal of getting a unique perspective on Buenos Aires that visitors and expats alike can learn from. In this month’s edition we meet up with Matías Serrano, an Internet Publisher.
Matías Serrano: Age 35. Originally from Quilmes, Lives in Palermo. Works in Internet Publishing.
1. Describe a perfect day in Buenos Aires for you?
Sunny Sunday, or sometime during summer vacations, when there are fewer cars on the street, and you can actually enjoy a less stressed-out city. BA is awesome without cars and busses!
Posted in Events on April 8, 2014
Recently moving into a new private loft in Palermo Soho, The Anuva Wine tasting is a perfect way to sample the many amazing wines that has made Argentina one of the most popular wine producers in the world.
Posted in Recreation on April 3, 2014
For the past year and a half I have been taking kickboxing classes at Dojoclub in Buenos Aires and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I have been on a steady path of taking private kickboxing / Muay Thai classes 3 times a week and have gotten to know the personal at Dojoclub well. It terms of location and what it offers, you will not find a better place in Buenos Aires to practice Martial Arts. Located in Palermo Viejo at Bulnes 1226, Dojoclub is a great location for those living in Palermo Soho/Hollywood, Palermo Alto, Barrio Norte, Villa Crespo and Almagro. Not only are the facilities top notch, but the quality of people is hard to beat. The atmosphere at Dojoclub is very encouraging and welcoming. If you have never practiced a martial art in your life, whether male or female, you will feel comfortable right away.
Posted in Interviews on March 28, 2014
Each month we ask a Porteño (Buenos Aires Native) the same 15 questions with the goal of getting a unique perspective on Buenos Aires that visitors and expats alike can learn from. In this month’s edition we meet up with Juan Schmidt, a filmmaker and video producer.
Juan is a graduate of Image and Sound Design from the University of Buenos Aires. He has worked as video store clerk, in film societies, and as a film critic. His current profession is editing and doing camerawork for a wide range of clients that include anything from TV shows to Evangelical conferences. In 2013 he showed his first full length movie, POLVAREDA, at the Mar del Plata International Film Fest and other places. In the meantime, he is releasing his first documentary: LOS MONSTRUOS (The Monsters).
Posted in Argentina on March 20, 2014
We have recently published a new guidebook to Argentina available for the Amazon Kindle called The Argentina Prep Guide: Prepare for Your Trip to Argentina. This guide is designed to help you prepare your travel plans to Argentina and also give you actionable advice while you are in the country. Please read below for more information!
Posted in Interviews on February 26, 2014
Each month we ask a Porteño (Buenos Aires Native) the same 15 questions with the goal of getting a unique perspective on Buenos Aires that visitors and expats alike can learn from. In this month’s edition we meet up with Valeria Versi, a marketing planner and musician.
1. Describe a perfect day in Buenos Aires for you?
The perfect day for me is to wake up early, have a great breakfast with mate and medialunas and then go with my friends to a trade fair, food fair, a feria artesanal or a festival ( Feria Masticar, Mercado De Pulgas, Festival: Ciudad Emergente). In Buenos Aires there are a lot of things to do every weekend and for free. At night I like going out with friends, listening to some live music or playing with my band.
Posted in Hacking Buenos Aires on February 11, 2014
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Article updated on February 11, 2014.
After the Argentine peso was de-pegged from the dollar following the financial crisis of 2001/2002, people visiting Buenos Aires with dollars found that the country was incredibly inexpensive. As the years rolled on, Argentina experienced annual inflation around 25% to 30%, resulting in prices even in dollar terms to rise. The official exchange rate didn’t devalue in relation to the dollar fast enough for prices in dollar terms to absorb the rising consumer prices in pesos. So for many tourists and expats exchanging their dollars for pesos every month, things actually started to seem expensive in Argentina.
After the end of 2011 when the government imposed restrictions on the amount of dollars Argentine citizens could buy for savings or travel (basically banning the purchase of foreign currency), the black market for dollars picked up steam, creating a parallel exchange rate which at some moments was 60-70% more expensive (this alternative exchange rate is called the “blue rate”). This was not good news for Argentines, but for tourists or expats with dollars, this meant they could buy more pesos for the same amount of dollars, increasing their purchasing power dramatically and making Argentina seem cheap again.
Posted in Tips & Tricks on January 23, 2014
The following are a collection of awesome Buenos Aires blogs, websites and activities that will allow you to make the most out of your stay in Buenos Aires.
EAT & DRINK
Pick Up The Fork
For the best web resource on all things food, drinks and restaurants, look no further than www.pickupthefork.com. Pick Up The Fork is the go to guide for figuring out what restaurant or bar to go to. Amazing lists, heavily researched and good wit, you don’t need any other site (what are you still doing on this dumb gringo site?) for all your food needs.