Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

Video Spotlight: Vincent Urban in South America

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 14 March 2013

Over time, travel memories become the kind of seconds-long fragments mastered by Vincent Urban, the videographer behind this South America clip. Each one is a slightly extended snapshot, detached from chronology and name. Urban and his crew use the same technique in their short films on Asia and New York, rendering their travels as cinematic versions of fading recollection.


In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.


Green Hotels: What Really Makes Them Green?

  • Samantha Libby
  • 20 July 2011

To the well-intentioned traveler, ‘green’ labels can be a bit vague, a tinted title that has been taken to mean a host of things, not all of them positive. Faced with growing concerns about tongue-twisting turns of phrase like ‘sustainable eco nature adventures,’ the average person is left wondering what a green leaf means on hotel pamphlets. So what makes green hotels truly ‘green’?


Football and Argentina – the Superclásico

  • Marlo Perry
  • 23 May 2011

If there’s one sport that sums up Argentina, it’s football (soccer). In a country so devoted to its one national sport, one of the largest, most passionate and most spectacular matches is the Superclásico, a local derby between the River Plate and Boca Juniors teams of Buenos Aires. Several years ago the UK’s ‘Observer’ rated it at the top of their ’50 Sporting Things You Must Do Before You Die’ for the experience and the atmosphere created by the fans.


The Inside Word on… Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Marlo Perry
  • 20 April 2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina, was once known as the ‘Paris of South America’. It is a cosmopolitan city that mixes European heritage with Latin American culture. Now you can get the inside word on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop from our Porteño local partner, a certified travel expert.


The Struggle to Give Back to the Community by Volunteering (in Argentina)

  • Luke Sewell
  • 9 November 2010

‘Eco-tourism,’ ‘volunteering’ and ‘giving back to community.’ The words are so full of altruism and yet, in reality, the volunteering sector is a minefield of organisations that exploit generosity for profit mixed in with good causes. So how do you find what’s meaningful? You have to keep your eyes an ears open for good causes, approach local charities, talk to people and think about the skills that you can contribute. It’s a lot more work than a click of the mouse.


Breaking Down the Language Barrier in Buenos Aires, One Adventure at a Time

  • Luke Sewell
  • 20 October 2010

Travelling to a new country is usually exciting, but most tourists merely skim the surface of the countries they are visiting because they aren’t able get under their skins. Vacation time limits are one factor, but a larger obstacle is the lack of language understanding. Now, in Buenos Aires, before some travellers with aspirations of discovering South America cross into Patagonia or Chile, they spend extra time learning Spanish and set themselves up for a deeper discovery of the continent.


Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.


The Gay Community Feels a Little More at Home in Argentina

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 17 August 2010

After hitting the bustling streets of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, many travellers do a double take to assure themselves they are still in Latin America; the European influence is part of the very fabric of the city. The pervasive liberal vibe might also have something to do with the general open-mindedness of Argentine society, including its acceptance of various subcultures and minority lifestyles, such as homosexuality.


Photo of the Week: A Winter’s Day in Republic Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Wallace Faria (photo and text)
  • 25 July 2010

It is common to read in travel blogs the advice that September is not the most recommended month to visit Buenos Aires. This is usually because it is winter in the southern hemisphere and can be very cold. But the weather was one of the main reasons that my girlfriend and I decided to go there for the weekend.

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