Tag: Outdoor Activities

Looking Back with Bocas Abiertas: Buenos Aires Food and Wine Festival

Bocas Abiertas noche

A food festival like Bocas Abiertas reveals all that is interesting, delicious, and above all fun about modern Argentine cuisine. On any given Sunday in Argentina the sweet smell of asado drifts towards your nostrils. But this Sunday, here in San Isidro, other enticing scents are in the air. This was the third edition of…

September 30th, 2015

A shopper’s guide to Tigre

Club Albarellos

While it’s most famous for its swampy waterways taking you up the Delta to hundreds of tiny islands, the town is also home to a bustling artisan market and a thriving community of artisans, artists and designers who are injecting some creative flair into the area and offering up some unique shopping gems. Just an hour north of the crazy metropolis of Buenos Aires is the infinitely more tranquil town of Tigre. Sophie Lloyd shares her top picks.

September 23rd, 2015

Green is the new black

Photo by Urban Biking

The Real Argentina guide to tourism that gives a little back Travelling is a beautiful thing but all that backpack country hopping from one tick list to another, can start to blur the senses and feel an incy bit gluttonous. Venturing in countries with an acute poverty divide pulls on more than your purse strings…

August 21st, 2015

The five best outdoor markets in Buenos Aires

Plaza Francia

Buenos Aires has some kick-ass markets, partly because Argentines are a crafty bunch whose artisan wares are second to none, but also because people never throw things out, making it a haven for bagging a sweet haul of vintage goodies. They have everything, from clothes to furniture to ancient relics. Although there are some fantastic…

August 20th, 2015

Day Trips from Buenos Aires: Five Tiny Towns to Explore


When the roar of the city is deafening you, pack your mate and thermos and head into the pampas. In the province of Buenos Aires there are more than 20 pueblos turísticos: tourist villages as the Secretaría de Turismo of Buenos Aires likes to call them, although they are less tacky attractions and more living, breathing, authentic places boasting…

July 23rd, 2015

Foodie Heaven On Four Wheels


Buenos Aires’ streets are about to get a whole lot tastier. The first ever gourmet gorge fest on wheels, aptly named, Luxury Food Truck Station, has hit the city. Hosted at the back of an outlet shopping centre overlooking the horse race track at Hipódromo de Palermo, at first glance you’d be mistaken for thinking there…

July 21st, 2015

Inside Argentina: A Guide to Discover Rosario

Monumento Nacional a la Bandera

In Rosario the Río Paraná dominates the urban landscape, its tea-brown waters setting the scene for riverside dining, drinking, strolling, and chilling out on peaceful river islands. While Buenos Aires bursts with capital city pride, Rosario paddles its feet in the water….

May 26th, 2015

Summer in the City: Swimming Pools of Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires in the summer is hot. A few years ago, someone somewhere took their giant cigarette and burned a hole right through the ozone layer above the city, creating saunas out of any homes lacking AC and forcing Argentines to develop a system for having a constant supply of ice to cool water when the cold tap runs hot (note the buckets of ice in freezers decanted from the ice trays). Most of the summer is spent sweating it out on the sidewalks, wishing for a pool…

February 27th, 2015

Penguins of Patagonia – Up Close and Personal

penguins home

For some visitors to Argentina, the closest they get to a penguin is a jar of house wine at a Buenos Aires restaurant. But if porcelain pinguïnos aren’t enough, there are also ways to see the birds in the wild, although you’ll have to travel a bit further south of the capital…

February 4th, 2015

Argentina Travel Guide to Misiones Province


On the hectic tourist circuit Misiones province is often only talked about in terms of it’s northern border prize jewel, the spectacular Iguazú Falls. However, this lush region is home to no less than nine UNESCO world heritage sites that can keep you exploring that bit longer. Tucked up in the northeast corner of Argentina, snuggling between Brazil and Paraguay, you’ll find undulating virgin jungle, semi-precious stones and well preserved ruins from its namesake Jesuit missions. As the main producer of mate, Argentina’s ritual drink, plantations line the roadsides of this culturally diverse and abundant landscape where nature is the main attraction.

November 26th, 2014