From the glowing things that I'd heard from others about Buenos Aires, I expected to be knocked off my feet by its general awesomeness and beauty. That didn't exactly happen and I'm not sure that I agree with the extreme effusiveness I heard from others before my visit, but it is a...more
Tigre the town is not very exciting, but the neighborhoods out in the river delta are! We took a commercial water taxi to Tres Bocas, which is apparently not the most popular stop for daytrippers, but is recommended by Lonely Planet, so that's why we went there! The only other non-Argentinians...more
A friend recommended El Obrero as a traditional parilla without a lot of tourist traffic and with a lot of atmosphere. I'm a vegetarian so I just had a pasta dish, which was nothing exciting, but my steak-loving husband adored this place. It's a bit off the beaten path and our cab driver had a...more
This store has a fantastic selection of modern home-goods, clothes and jewelry made by local designers. If you're into modern design and you are looking for something unique to take home for yourself or someone else, you might want to check this place out....more
A relatively traditional and tasty parilla in the downtown area of Buenos Aires. The atmosphere in here feels a lot like an Italian restaurant, and there are plenty of pastas and pizzas on the menu, plus lots of meat and fish.
I really like Calatrava's work and his pedestrian bridge in Redding, California remains one of my favorite travel discoveries. So that's why I made this a mandatory stop on my trip to Buenos Aires. It's really lovely, and the neighborhood of Puerto Madero is very cool....more
This is a major tourist destination, but unlike other such places in Buenos Aires, I felt like this one was really worth the visit. It's unlike any other cemetery I've ever seen -- a true city of the dead. The monuments are quite impressive, even though a fair number of them show signs of...more
A privately owned historical site/museum and event location (they host a lot of weddings and corporate events) that tells the story of Buenos Aires and San Telmo. The tour here consists of a trip through a 19th century home, and a view of the tunnels underneath it that are even older. It was...more