Where is this blog going anyway?

Written by ryan

Topics: Argentina adventure

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As this blog has evolved, we’ve gone back and forth a little bit over the extent to which we want it to be about:

1) keeping in touch with friends/family and letting people know what we’re up to
and
2) travel related posts with the kind of information we would have loved to have known in advance

Initially, the entire purpose was just to keep in touch and create a record for ourselves so we can someday look back and have an online scrapbook of sorts. Along the way though, we wrote a few posts that turned out to be quite useful (or so we’re told) to people traveling to Buenos Aires.  In case you don’t believe us, here are some of the posts that we’ve gotten positive feedback (and traffic) on from places like Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet and more:

How to Rent an Apartment in Buenos Aires

How to Find a Spanish School in Buenos Aires

Dear Purse Snatchers,

Review:  FlechaBus to Salta in Cama-Suite

Dear Aerolineas Argentina

We wrote these and a few others somewhat out of frustration (and for entertainment purposes) initially after going through a difficult experience here that we struggled with (e.g., trying to find an apartment, almost getting robbed, etc.), but as we got feedback about them we realized that honest writing like this about real topics here is genuinely useful to folks planning trips–and we certainly would have been far better off had we read posts like these BEFORE we experienced the real deal.  So much of the “info” out there on traveling topics is actually written by people that are just trying to promote their own tourism business (and often they don’t tell you that).  We love the idea of being able to be helpful to people and we figure it’s also actually a pretty good way to let our friends/family know what we’re up to, so… rather than choosing between staying in touch or being helpful, we’ve decided to choose both!

We brainstormed a bit today and here are a few of the topics that we are contemplating (no commitments just yet!):

  • Guide to our favorite restaurants
  • Our favorite Malbecs
  • Scams to look out for
  • BA Neighborhoods
  • Off the beaten path stuff to do
  • Several others that will have to be a surprise

Any feedback??  Any other topic suggestions?? if so, please leave them in the comments!

p.s. to summarize this post:  we are going to keep doing exactly what we’ve been doing :)

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Comments
  • Travis June 5, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I’m definitely interested in hearing about your favorite Malbecs — seems like an easy way to get a taste of Argentina for those of us who don’t have it in our travel plans.

    • ryan June 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

      we’re on it!

      Congrats on the new gig by the way!

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