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Seacat Ferry, the best ferry option from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay

21 Mar 2017 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

Many visitors to Buenos Aires make a short side trip to the beautiful town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, usually just referred to as Colonia.  Most people just go to Colonia for the day as it can easily be done as a day trip.  To get to Colonia you cross the Rio de la Plata by […]

Where to buy leather products in Buenos Aires

15 Jun 2016 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

  Most people instantly relate Argentina with great beef, leather, tango, wine and soccer; which is why one of the most common questions we get on our food tours is where to buy leather products in Buenos Aires.   The tradition of producing leather goods in Argentina originates from the gauchos which began crafting leather […]

The perfect escape to Colonia, Uruguay

20 Apr 2016 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

Until very recently I had quite mixed feelings about visiting Colonia, Uruguay.  Yes, it’s a beautiful and picturesque town just across the river from Buenos Aires, but in my previous visits to the town I had never strayed outside the historical district and found it a bit overly touristy and with limited things to do.  […]

Favorite Winery Visits in Mendoza

12 Mar 2016 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

Mendoza is one of my favorite destinations in Argentina.  Yes, there are lots of outdoors activities like hiking, rafting and horseback riding, but my favorite part is the amazing food and wine.  Mendoza is the main wine producing region in Argentina, and where most of the country’s famous Malbec comes from.  Like we wrote about […]

How to enjoy the Summer heat of Buenos Aires

27 Dec 2015 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

  Summertime is the busiest time for tourism in Buenos Aires.  It’s a great destination for sun lovers because the seasons are switched in the Southern Hemisphere making it an ideal escape from the cold winter in the North.  Buenos Aires does get quite hot and humid though, especially in December and January, so we […]

Best Restaurants in Downtown Mendoza

One of our favorite side trips from Buenos Aires is Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina. Only 90 minutes by plane from Buenos Aires, Mendoza has a flourishing food scene, one of the reasons we decided to create a food tour in Mendoza. Many wineries offer lavish gourmet wine paired lunches, but downtown Mendoza City […]

How to get from Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) to Buenos Aires

03 Mar 2015 / in Argentina Tourism

  Almost all international flights into Buenos Aires, and most definitely all flights from the United States and Europe, arrive at Ezeiza (EZE), the country’s main airport. EZE is located to the south of the City of Buenos Aires and requires you to hire some sort of transit to get to your hotel in Buenos […]

6 Reasons you must visit Buenos Aires now!

Buenos Aires is an amazing city and is unlike any other. I never think it’s fair to say it is the “Paris of South America,” because in my opinion it’s far more dynamic, young and creative than Paris, and really has its own strong personality. If you’ve never had the chance to visit Buenos Aires, […]

The Best Chivito in Colonia, Uruguay

If you take a side-trip from Argentina to Uruguay, a must try food is the chivito sandwich, the national dish of Uruguay.  The sandwich is made up of a thin piece of steak, cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, ham, a fried egg and often other ingredients including roasted peppers, olives, criolla sauce and mushrooms.  To make it […]

Overly Touristy Attractions in Buenos Aires and Our Recommended Alternatives!

08 Jan 2014 / in Argentina Tourism, Things to do

In any city there are certain areas and attractions that you probably don’t visit on a regular basis if you live there, but are seen as must-do’s when visiting the city.  I recently had some out of town friends visiting and spent a few days touring the city with them and visiting all the tourist […]