Sunday March 30, 2014
We've added several new walking tour itineraries to the About.com Argentina Travel site, and I am planning to add more as time goes on. For now, find three great tours you can do in one day or space out during your trip to Argentina. One is a walking tour of Florida Street
in downtown Buenos Aires. Another looks at the Plaza San Martin area,
adjacent to Calle Florida. On the other side of Nueve de Julio, I also have a walking tour of Plaza Lavalle
which includes Teatro Colon, the Jewish museum and the Obelisco. I also have a new article looking at some of my favorite overlooked buildings in Buenos Aires
, which are also on some of these walking tours.
Many of these locations are also used as scenes in movies. I cover a new book looking at Argentine cinema
called called the Directory of World Cinema: Argentina, edited by Spanish native Beatriz Urraca and American Gary M. Kramer. I contributed to the book, reviewing the film Mia, about a transgendered woman in Buenos Aires. The book looks at some of the country's most important films, and the interview with the editors also looks at how you can visit iconic Argentine sites from many of these movies.
Sunday February 23, 2014
As a writer, I love to read. And there are few places I love to read more about than Buenos Aires and Argentina. Fortunately, a wealth of books has been written on Buenos Aires, both by Argentines and foreigners fascinated by the city. Many have also been made into movies with some of your favorite stars. This month, I discuss many of my favorite in this article
, and reading these will help you learn more about the country.
We have also looked at romantic Argentina and Buenos Aires this month for Valentine's Day, with a focus on hip Palermo
and classical Recoleta
. Remember though, no matter when you visit Argentina, it's sure to be romantic!
Earlier in February, we also took a close look at Belgrano and the Chinatown area
, just in time for Chinese New Year. No matter the time of the year though, it's an exciting and underexplored part of the city.
Friday January 24, 2014
Late January and early February is certainly when things heat up in Argentina, and I mean that in all ways! It's time to think about romance and Valentine's Day. We'll have more in mid-February, but if you're thinking of coming at that time, we have a variety of new posts all about romance in Argentina. From romantic stays in Buenos Aires in Palermo
, to traveling to Mendoza
and the north of Argentina
, too. Have a look. And remember, I might be the expert on Argentina, but the real expert here at About.com on romance and honeymoons is Susan Breslow
. Make sure to visit her site
wherever you plan to travel for Valentine's.
Tuesday January 21, 2014
It's been an exciting time here at About.com Argentina Travel, with the holidays, and the hot weather in January in Buenos Aires and other parts of Argentina. Did your hotel suffer a power outage as many folks did in Argentina? Still, that's all the more reason to get out of your hotel and explore.
We have a ton of new content for your trip from a new Rolling Stones exhibit
in Centro Cultural Borges, to sidetrips to Uruguay for a long weekend, done in Part 1
and Part 2
, a guest blog by Lynn Carlton about renovating her dream apartment in Buenos Aires
, and a piece about Argentine highlights in the Museo de Bellas Artes
which will help you learn more about the history of Argentina.
Comment on the articles or send me a note. I would love to know how useful they have been for you!