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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 to as the …

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 to …

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 …

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 America, I feel like I knew more …