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 “slum” districts… Continue reading Movie Monday: Tango is Alive in Argentina

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 tour offers… Continue reading Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires

Explore Bangkok Like a Local, But Don’t Fall for the Gem Scam (Like We Did)!!

So what do I mean when I say “explore Bangkok like a local,” exactly? Have you ever visited a city often enough to where you felt unrushed and able to spend time discovering the little gems that would never show up on a tourist map? New York, Washington D.C., Austin, Madrid, Seville, Rome, Barcelona…. these… Continue reading Explore Bangkok Like a Local, But Don’t Fall for the Gem Scam (Like We Did)!!