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Living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 28, 2013

I spent 5 weeks in Buenos Aires, the longest I’ve ever spent in one place while traveling in Latin America. It’s a big, lively city with plenty of things to see and do. You can tell the strong European influence in the city as soon as you arrive with its European style architecture. The people also look more European, there seems to be a lot of Italian-Spanish mix. It’s been sometimes referred ...

Iguazu Falls: From Argentina to Brazil

November 26, 2012

After a 17-hour bus ride from Buenos Aires, I finally reached the town of Puerto Iguazu near the Iguazu Falls, my last stop in Argentina. From here I will be heading to Brazil, with my first stop in the town of Foz do Iguacu to check out the falls on the Brazilian side.

Below is a quick summary of my trip.

Argentina (Puerto Iguazu)

I arrived at the town of Puerto Iguazu in the afternoon ...

How to get a Brazilian visa in Buenos Aires

November 21, 2012

I was originally going to skip Brazil and end my backpacking trip in Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina because I heard Brazil is very expensive and I didn’t want to deal with the process of obtaining a visa. But I made a last minute decision to visit it anyway as I kept hearing good things about it from other travelers and I figured the cost would only go up in the future thanks ...

Getting Around Buenos Aires: Subway, Bus, Taxi

October 7, 2012

Before arriving to a new city, especially a big one, it’s always good to know how to get around ahead of time. Or at least know what options you have and how much they cost as it could save you time, headache, and money.

Below is a quick guide on getting around the city of Buenos Aires.

Subway (Subte)

The subway, known to the locals as the subte(short for subterraneo), is the quickest ...

Meet people and practice your Spanish in Buenos Aires with Spanglish Exchange

October 1, 2012

It’s no secret that to really get better at learning a new language you have to, well, speak it. It’s very easy to forget what you’ve learned if you don’t use it and I’m guilty of this myself.

Ever since I left Guatemala over 6 months ago I haven’t really been practicing my Spanish much and now that I’m here in Buenos Aires, my last stop in Latin ...

Almost Getting Robbed in Buenos Aires

September 23, 2012

After 8 months on the road, I’ve considered myself pretty fortunate for not having anything stolen from me yet. I’ve heard enough stories from fellow travelers that robberies/scams no longer seem as uncommon as I originally thought. Some were just petty theft while some were quite violent.

I met a guy who said he was walking alone one night in one of the cities in Guatemala and someone grabbed him while another ...

Crossing the Andes: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

September 6, 2012

Santiago was my last stop in Chile and Mendoza is the closest Argentinian city to it. There are regular scheduled buses coming from Santiago de Chile’s bus terminal to Mendoza.

The bus ride took about 6 and half hours. Because this route crosses the Andes, there may be times when buses are not able to pass through because of icy/snowy road conditions.

I booked my seat with CATA bus line the day before ...

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