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Busting the Negative Myths of Argentine Spanish

Busting the Negative Myths of Argentine Spanish

For people interested in travelling to Central or South America and taking a Spanish immersion learning course, one of the…

Spanish Reflexive Verbs: What are they and how do I use them?

Spanish Reflexive Verbs: What are they and how do I use them?

If you have read the other blogs in this grammar series, you will be aware that there are numerous differences…

Coffee In Buenos Aires: Types of Coffee and How To Order

Coffee In Buenos Aires: Types of Coffee and How To Order

When you first arrive in Argentina, one of the first things that come to mind is: where’s my coffee? You’ll probably be tired to try and struggle with coffee slang in any language. This handy guide will teach you how to order coffee in Argentina.

Spending and Celebrating Christmas in Buenos Aires: Traditions and Food

Spending and Celebrating Christmas in Buenos Aires: Traditions and Food

Here’s the essentials to spending Christmas in Buenos Aires: traditions, food, culture and even means of transportation. Written by Carla…

Tango: History, Milongas and the Dancing Scene in Buenos Aires

Tango: History, Milongas and the Dancing Scene in Buenos Aires

Tango is a Buenos Aires staple, and has been for the last one hundred years. Learning to dance it, learning…

EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires is an incredible city, with a complex and unique identity born of the intertwining of indigenous and Spanish cultures over hundreds of years. Follow our blog to learn more about our beautiful city and the more than 15 million people who live in and around it.

FOOD

Much of the culture of Buenos Aires is defined by the smells and flavors of the many types of Argentine cuisine found throughout the city. From street food to fine dining, learn more about what amazing fare awaits you here.

HISTORY

Learn about the history of Buenos Aires and Argentina.

LIFESTYLE

To make the most of your trip and get the full Buenos Aires experience when you visit Argentina, you need to understand how to live like an Argentine. Read our blog to learn more about the culture, pastimes, and day-to-day passions of our citizens.

EXPATS

Learn how other expats have embraced the Buenos Aires experience!

SPORTS

For Argentines, fútbol is not just a sport—it's an identity born of passion, team loyalties and generations-long rivalries. Read our blog to learn more about football and other sports which shape the Argentine way of life.

NATURE

Learn how other expats have embraced the Buenos Aires experience!

Be Social!

Join us on social media for daily Spanish tips, travel advice and the best places to visit in Buenos Aires!

TRAVEL TIPS

To make the most of your time in Buenos Aires, read our blog posts about sights that can't be missed, phrases you need to know, how to navigate our public transportation system, and much more.

LEARN SPANISH

Take advantage of your time studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, or learn some useful words & phrases.

RECENT ARTICLES

We are always writing new articles about Argentina and the wonderful culture and destinations that you'll discover here. Below are a few of our latest blog posts, which shouldn't be missed!

Study Spanish in Argentina

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you’ve thought about learning a second…

Colonia de Sacramento Uruguay

One Day Trip to Colonia Uruguay

Buenos Aires to Colonia: Things you Need to Know

Tips for your trip from Buenos aires to Colonia + FAQ   What Time…

How to Prepare Empanadas

How to Prepare Empanadas Most popular empanadas are from Salta but also, patagónicas, norteñas,…

A Beginner's Guide to International Travel

Four basic points that I wish I had known when jetting off on my…

Why is so hard to get coins "monedas" in Argentina

It is very common to see shops in Buenos Aires having a handwritten sign…

Cycling the streets of Buenos Aires

Urban Cycling in Buenos Aires Cycling the streets of Buenos Aires sometimes makes me…

Free Practical Alternatives to Learn Spanish

6 Alternative Ways to Studying Spanish Attending an intensive, structured language class is the…

Holidays Celebrations in Argentina

Holidays in Argentina are very important times to be around loved ones. While many…

Your guide to grocery shopping in Buenos Aires

By: Bruno Martín Picanzo Ubal Grocery shopping in Argentina can be difficult. With inflation…

Plaza Francia Market & Fair in Recoleta Fair Market: Not your everyday flea market

Recoleta Craft Fair in Buenos Aires If you’re not quite in the mood for…

Where To Enjoy a Pint of Craft Beer in Buenos Aires

Best Craft Beer in Buenos Aires While here in Buenos Aires it may still…

The Secret in Their Eyes

El Secreto de Sus Ojos Argentine film ‘El secreto de sus ojos’ (The Secret…

5 Pain-free Ways to Improve Your Spanish

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Spanish in Argentina As a fellow busy expat,…

How to Spot a Fake

How to Spot Fake Argentine Pesos Unfortunately, many visitors to Argentina end up with…

An Argentine Tradition – Eating Gnocchi On The 29th

Argentine ñoqui Tradition Not having much luck (financially) these days? May be because you…

Fashion Insiders in Buenos Aires

Fashion in Argentina Love fashion and want to practice your Spanish? There are quite…

Your Guide to Dakar in Argentina

The first day of the new year brought with it to Buenos Aires the…

Good Eats in Argentina: Gaucho-style Asado

Argentina is famous for its tasty beef not just because of the quality of…

Argentina’s Sweet Tooth Part I – The Chocolate Category

Argentina’s Sweet Tooth You are here in Buenos Aires. You came to see the…

The Story of The National Flag of Argentina

Argentina National Flag La Bandera, the flag, is one of the most important patriotic…

Salsa Sundays in Puerto Madero

Salsa in Buenos Aires     Once upon a time, on a Sunday evening,…

Amazing family reunion after 33 years of searching!

People that disappeared during the 1976 – 1983 dictatorship. Read about the tearful reunion…

Budget Travel Tips to Buenos Aires

Travelling to Buenos Aires on a budget Buenos Aires is a pretty good place…

How to eat well in Buenos Aires

How to eat well in Buenos Aires Food is undoubtedly my favourite part about…

6 Best Things to See and Do in Argentina in 2017 & 2018

One of the best ways to learn languages is to go out and speak…

Curious Observations of the Argentine Diet

Most of the people who came to visit Argentina usually already have a very…

Localized Fast Food in Argentina

It’s common practice for international fast food chains tweak their menu to suit the…

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The Story of an Australian Adventure from Sydney to Buenos Aires

Australia to Argentina my Travel Abroad Experience This is my second trip to Buenos…

100 Barrios Part 2: Sub-Barrios of Palermo

Palermo Neighborhoods Anyone planning to come to Buenos Aires is very likely to come…

5 reasons to Never Leave Santiago de Chile

Why to Visit Santiago de Chile By: Lauren Hutton There is so much natural…

Free Outdoor Summer Events in Buenos Aires

Free Events in Buenos Aires Foreigners who are visiting Buenos Aires in January, February…

Top 7 Parks in Buenos Aires Argentina

Discover Buenos Aires Best Parks One of the greatest things about Buenos Aires is…

Where to Run in Palermo

Running in Palermo Parks Staying in decent shape in Buenos Aires is a difficult…

Discover Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia

  Ushuaia Patagonia Argentina Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, is…

5 Interesting Building Myths of Buenos Aires

Building Myths of Buenos Aires Every town has its ghost stories, and Buenos Aires…

The Cave of Hands Patagonia

The Cave of Hands in Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina Declared as a Unesco “World Heritage…

How To Transfer Money to Argentina with Azimo

The best way to get cash out in Buenos Aires After living in Argentina…

Best Cafes in Buenos Aires Argentina

7 Cafes in Buenos Aires you need to Visit Wherever you are in the…

The Story of Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero History The story of what is today one of the nicest neighborhoods…

Sushi restaurants in Palermo Buenos Aires

Top 3 Sushi restaurants in Palermo By Holly Stanley Whilst Argentine cuisine is certainly…

How to Find Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Where to live Palermo Buenos Aires By Holly Stanley If you’re thinking about studying Spanish…

Foto Ruta Street Photography Tour in Buenos Aires

See the city from another angle with Foto Ruta Street Tours By Holly Stanley  Perhaps…

Bookshops in Buenos Aires

Best Bookshops in Buenos Aires Argentina It seems as though globalization did not care…

Mataderos Sunday Market in Buenos Aires City – Argentina

Feria de Mataderos – Mataderos Market Feria de Mataderos is an afternoon in Porteño…

Americans, Canadians and Australians visitors no longer have to pay to enter Argentina

Reciprocity Visa for Americans, Canadians and Australians  Reciprocity Visa fee is no longer required!  …

How to Renew your tourist visa in Buenos Aires Argentina

Visas for Argentina As an american with his 90 day tourist visa running out…

New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires

Spending New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires During this time of the year and as…

Football Stadiums in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Football Stadiums River Plate Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti (or simply El…

Street art in Buenos Aires

By Holly Stanley Graffiti Mundo and Street Art Festival Meeting of Styles   Buenos…

Jacarandá trees in Buenos Aires

It’s mid November and it’s been 58 days since the first day of Spring….

Choripan Recipe Types and History of Argentina Chorizo Sandwich

Guide to The Best Choripan. Recipe, Types and Origin Choripán the essential Argentinian street…

MALBA Buenos Aires

Malba Buenos Aires MALBA is the museum of modern Latin-American art located in the…

Tierra Santa in Buenos Aires

Tierra Santa. The Holy Land Theme Park of Buenos Aires Among the many tourist…

The Ecological Reserve – Reserva Ecológica Buenos Aires Argentina

Discovering the Ecological Reserve in Buenos Aires, Costanera Sur, Puerto Madero. Before my arrival…

Argentina National Anthem

National Anthem of Argentina Our national anthem was born in 1812 and was originally…

Places To Try Yerba Mate In Buenos Aires

Yerba Mate Bars in Buenos Aires Argentina Many foreigners to Buenos Aires may find…

Xul Solar Museum

Xul Solar Museum Most of us have heard of and enjoyed the surrealist work…

Avenida Corrientes Theaters

Avenida Corrientes The Broadway of Argentina When I say “musical theatre” what is the…

What to do at Night in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires’s Top Shows and Evening Events Probably the most obvious response to this…

5 must-see top rated tourist attractions in Argentina

Argentina is a stunning country and it is one that should sit high on…

Superstitions in Argentina

Argentine Superstitions Growing up, I was always aware of various superstitions, some sillier than…

Traveling from New Zealand to Argentina

There wasn’t a great deal of thought or planning behind my partner and myself…

Dining out in Buenos Aires Argentina

Things you Need to Know when Going to a Restaurant in Argentina Dining out…

Free Jazz in Buenos Aires

If you’re in Buenos Aires and looking for free cultural events which appeal to…

Dog Walkers in Buenos Aires

Dog Walkers o Paseadores de Perros I had heard people term Buenos Aires the…

Peru Beach Acassuso Buenos Aires

Peru Beach The perfect escape on a sunny day in Buenos Aires At this…

Eclectic Activities on a Long Weekend in December Buenos Aires

December Long Weekend in Buenos Aires December is here. Temperature is rising. Tons of…

Tennis in Buenos Aires

Tennis Tournaments in Buenos Aires Catching a football game, whether is Boca Junior, River…

Kitesurfing in Buenos Aires

Where to Kitesurfing in Buenos Aires Argentina Traveling abroad is the best time to…

Argentine Netflix: What’s Good? My Top 5 Recommendations

Next time you’re in the mood to “Netflix and chill,” why not do it…

Bosques de Palermo

The Woods of Buenos Aires One of the biggest upsides about life in  Buenos…

Top 5 Destinations to Practice Your Spanish

There is a whole slew of different reasons why anyone would want to learn…

Dog Walkers in Buenos Aires

Imagine for a moment you’re on the streets of Buenos Aires eating a factura…

Buenos Aires Budget

In the past few years Buenos Aires became a hotspot for tourist destination, which…

Where to Eat the Best Burgers in Buenos Aires

In a country praised for its prime meat, it’s ‘una locura’ that many of…

From London to Argentina: My First Month in Buenos Aires

My Spanish Immersion Experience in Buenos Aires Argentina After finishing university in England earlier…

A Taste of Bariloche

When I think Bariloche, I think mountains, skiing, lakes, chocolate, craft beer, and Swiss…

Crazy about Locro

Loco por el locro! The tradition of eating certain foods to help celebrate cultural…

Weekend Trips from Buenos Aires

Quick weekend getaway from Buenos Aires Argentina, while it’s know for the hustle and…

Bar Breakdown – Drinking in Buenos Aires.

Your day-by-day guide to drinking in Buenos Aires.   Buenos Aires has earned the…

10 Restaurants to Stop By When You’re in Palermo

Let me tell you: Argentinians know how to eat. And as the food enthusiast…

Shopping in Buenos Aires: What, Where, and How?

When I first settled into my apartment in BA my first thought was, “Ok,…

El Tango: A Lesson about Love

It’s about to be 4 weeks that I’ve been learning the tango for the…

Eat your Heart out in Buenos Aires

There is no better joy than figure out what foods are your favorite in…

How Much Spanish Do You Know ?

Are You Sure You Can Speak Spanish ?

Iguazu Falls 7 Wonders of the Natural World

Iguazu Falls UNESCO World Heritage site No trip to Argentina is complete without a…

Top 8 Reasons to Choose Argentina as Your Next Vacation Destination

“No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy.” A very famous Spanish phrase…

Tango in the streets – La Gran Milonga Nacional

Milonga in Buenos Aires La Gran Milonga Nacional is a celebration of our beloved Tango…

International Cuisine in Buenos Aires Part 2

Picking up from International Cuisine in Buenos Aires Part 1, here are more ethnic…

International Cuisine in Buenos Aires Part 1

We all know that Argentine cuisine is famous for its asado (barbeque), and you’ll…

Moving Abroad To Argentina from England

Starting a new life in Argentina Buenos Aires I come from a small, modest…

An Alternative Perspective of La Boca and Caminito in Buenos Aires Argentina

Why you need a tour guide to fully experience La Boca La Boca is…

5 Places to Get The Best Views of Buenos Aires

In comparison to other cosmopolitan cities, Buenos Aires does not have that many tall…

Best Places for Skateboarding in Buenos Aires Argentina

Skateboarding in Buenos Aires I find skating in a big city like Buenos Aires…

Catching a Cold in Buenos Aires Argentina

Getting Sick in Buenos Aires Life as a traveler is a life full of…

Mercado del Progreso in Caballito Buenos Aires Argentina

The History of the Progreso Market in Buenos Aires City El Mercado del Progreso…

Cooking in Buenos Aires Argentina as a Professional Chef

Working as a Professional Chef in Buenos Aires By Spanish School Buenos Aires – July 11…