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Warning: Buenos Aires apartment scam

5 November 2010

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If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!UPDATE 1/9/2013:  To avoid any confusion, this article/warning is NOT [...]

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

8 June 2010

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

In the US, we have a food pyramid with recommendations on what we should eat; it looks something like this: In Argentina, they have a similar system, though it looks a little bit different.  From what we can tell, this is a relatively accurate depiction: People rave about the food in Argentina, especially the beef, [...]

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Our trip to the Northwest of Argentina (the NOA) in summary

3 June 2010

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Our trip to the Northwest of Argentina (the NOA) in summary

In case you haven’t caught every post over the last couple of weeks, I wanted to put a quick summary of all of the posts related to our one-week trip to the Northwest of Argentina.  As a reminder, we went to Salta, Cafayate, (through the the valle de Calchaquies) and then up north to the [...]

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Review: Patios de Cafayate

29 May 2010

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Review: Patios de Cafayate

Patios de Cafayate is a boutique Starwood property located in Cafayate, a town in the wine country of Salta province. It’s a beautiful property with only 30 rooms in a great location – the landscapes surrounding Cafayate and on the drive down from Salta city are stunning (check out our Salta trip review). We were [...]

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Trip report on Salta and northwest Argentina

25 May 2010

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Trip report on Salta and northwest Argentina

We just got back from a weeklong trip to Salta and northwest Argentina, and let’s just say that we’re very appreciative of all that Buenos Aires has to offer. We’ve heard that the rest of the country thinks porteños are snobby and that, in reverse, porteños think people from the provinces are unsophisticated and that [...]

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Bad experience with a local guide in Salta

25 May 2010

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Bad experience with a local guide in Salta

Well, we’re back in Buenos Aires after a week in the Northwest of Argentina (Salta and Jujuy provinces).  Jen is working on a post that will give a full overview of our trip with pictures and so forth, so we should get that up in the next day or so.  In the mean time, my [...]

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Review: Flecha Bus to Salta in Cama-Suite

18 May 2010

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Review:  Flecha Bus to Salta in Cama-Suite

Ok, ok, ok. So everyone here in Argentina pretty much says that when you travel domestically you should take a bus even if it’s 20+ hours each way. While they do mention that it is cheaper as one of the reasons, by and large they say things like: “Argentina has really figured out how to [...]

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Dear Aerolineas Argentina…

28 April 2010

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Dear Aerolineas Argentina…

Dear Aerolineas Argentina, You let us down. I’m writing to express my extreme disappointment that our ticket purchasing experience was so anticlimactic. You may think that we had unreasonably high expectations, but I think you’d have to admit that it was you that raised our expectations by leading us on so tantalizingly in the early [...]

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Dear purse snatchers,

14 April 2010

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Dear purse snatchers,

Us: the couple sitting on the bench in the botanical garden reading our books and enjoying the beautiful day for a couple of hours. You: the band of 2 women and one guy that welcomed us to Buenos Aires by teaching us to be a little bit more careful with our belongings when in public [...]

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Questions that need answering: Why do the buses whistle?

1 April 2010

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Questions that need answering:  Why do the buses whistle?

Seriously, they whistle. Not only are there literally thousands of them (we have seen 10+ on the same block at the same time);  not only do they aim directly for you whenever possible; not only do they emit disgusting exhaust fumes, not only are their engines extremely loud; but on top of all that, some [...]

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