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Advice for Kids' Argentina Travel

Heading to Argentina with children? Cartoonist and book author Ricardo Liniers is a Buenos Aires native with children of his own. His new book The Big Wet Balloon has just been released in English and he offers great advice for seeing Buenos Aires and other parts of Argentina with children of your own.

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Walking Tour of Calle Florida in Buenos Aires

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As I have stressed many times here on About.com Argentina Travel, Buenos Aires is a great walking city.  Here, I am going to give you a specific itinerary for what will be the first of several walking tours I will post here on Argentina. Pedestrianized Calle Florida mostly has a reputation as a shop-till-you-drop and people-watching site. It is also full of superb examples of architecture and history as well, some of which will really surprise you.   See More.

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Walking Tours in Buenos Aires, Argentine Films and More

Sunday March 30, 2014
DIRECTORY-OF-WORLD-CINEMA_ARGENTINA.jpgWe'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.

Favorite Books on Argentina and More News

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.

January and February Heat Up the Romance in Argentina

Friday January 24, 2014
Room 14 in the Home Hotel, photo courtesy of Home HotelLate 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 and Recoleta, to traveling to Mendoza, Patagonia 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.

Rolling Stones, Uruguay Side Trips, Apartments and Assorted News

Tuesday January 21, 2014
Michael Cooper's Photos of the Rolling Stones at Centro Cultural BorgesIt'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!

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