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The Market of Fleas

13 Mar

The San Telmo Antique fair has become a top destination on the sightseeing circuit, with tourists flooding the cobblestone streets converting the barrio into English speaking central.  While the Mercado de las Pulgas (Dorrego y Niceto Vega) doesn’t get nearly as much hype, this Palermo-Colegiales treasure chest makes for a solid alternative, if you are willing to dig.

 

 


Best of San Telmo Street Art

9 Feb

San Telmo, the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires, is known for antique stores, milongas, cobblestone streets, traditional cafés and old school parrillas.  A barrio where the retro-cool hardcore kids live in their high ceiling, historic apartments.  My favorite thing about San Telmo? It houses some of the best street art in the city.  Ditch the crowded San Telmo Feria, flocking around the B-level Tango street performers, and check out the great street art.  Here are some of my faves….

Discover Floresta

10 Dec

Floresta, a working / middle class barrio in the west of Buenos Aires, was a neighborhood developed in 1857 after the construction of Argentina’s first rail line. Floresta was named after a kiosco / bar “La Floresta” located near the train station, a hub for travelers.  As you can imagine, the kiosco bar was named after all the flowers and foliage in the area.  I was lucky to have my own personal Floresta-expert tour guide to show me the barrio.  We started at the madness of calle Avellaneda and then made our way to the main plaza Velez Sarsfield.




Romantic Weekend Getaway, In Rosario

9 Oct

Only a 3 hour bus ride away, Rosario is the 3rd largest city in Argentina with a population of over one million people, making it the perfect spot to slip away for a weekend outside of Buenos Aires.  What’s there to do in Rosario?

1. Visit the Monumento Nacional a la Bandera (National Flag Memorial) 2. Cruise the Rio Paraná visiting the tiny islands in the delta  3. $CASINO$ 4. Pick up a hot chica, Rosarinas are known as the hottest in all of Argentina. 5. Eat french fries 6. Take lots of pics. Continue reading

The Other Cemetery

15 Jun

I’m not quite sure at what point Chacarita cemetery was labeled the less attractive, undesirable cemetery.  Even though Chacarita doesn’t home the hot celebrities who have been laid to rest or the cool reputation and central location like Recoleta, I’d pick it as my cemetery of choice any day, if I ever have to choose a cemetery of choice. Continue reading

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