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MALBA is Buenos Aires’ MoMA


The MALBA. Emerging from the rubble of Argentina’s crumbling economy in 2001, The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires arose, a proud and prominent pillar of Argentinian culture. The museum’s founder, businessman Eduardo Constantini, contributed his collection of more than 220 works of Latin American art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The […]

Buenos Aires Restaurants- In Review

Buenos Aires Restaurants

Welcome to the foodie mecca of South America. Buenos Aires restaurants hold court with serious food enthusiasts from all over the world. From traditional parillas offering Argentinian comfort food to sophisticated modern-minimialist brasseries, Buenos Aires offers a vast variety of dining options, rivaling other urban food enclaves, like New York and Paris. Don Julio – An […]

Feeling the Culture of Buenos Aires

culture of Buenos Aires

At first, the city felt too urban, too replicable. I was searching for unique cultural indicators to grasp on to and absorb, and it took about a week for me to find them. Only when I spent a day wandering the city alone, apart from my family, did I begin to understand what life might […]

Movie Monday: Tango is Alive in Argentina


Tango originated along the Rio de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, in the 1890’s. The sultry dance was influenced by both European and African cultures, like the candombe dances performed by African slaves in Uruguay. Despite it’s widespread popularity and prevalence in mainstream Argentinian culture, tango was born in lower class […]

Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires

In a city of thirteen million people, you can imagine how many culinary options there are to choose from. So what’s a culture-loving foodie to do when presented with so many choices? Easy. Go on The Parrilla Tour of Buenos Aires. Founded by David Carlisle of Portland, Oregon and Santiago Palermo of Buenos Aires, the […]

Swapping Seasons in Argentina


If I were a non-human animal, I would definitely be a migratory one. One of my favorite things to do during extreme seasonal heat or cold is to head south to escape it. It’s not rocket science, I guess. Plenty of people head South for the winter, kind of like the birds do. My family […]

When Flying was a Special Occasion

Fancy Travel

Most of you have probably seen the flick Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, right? It depicts the sexy allure of airplane pilots, stewardesses, and the airline industry in general in the 1960s. My Dad always told me stories about how when his family traveled to Europe or Africa, it was A REALLY […]

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