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    Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires

    Arrived in Buenos Aires and realized you don’t speak a word of Spanish? Not to worry. The city is full of opportunities to learn and practice your “Rioplatense” Spanish. Porteños love to talk, whether it be with their best friend, cab driver, or doorman, so there is never a shortage of conversation in Buenos Aires! [caption id="attachment_2044" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Porteños Love to Talk[/caption] The Spanish spoken in Read more
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    3 Traditional Argentina Dishes

    If Argentina is lacking in any areas, food is definitely not one of them. I’ve been to restaurants where I’ve sneakily undone my zipper to keep filling up my plate at a Tenedor Libre (all-you-can-eat buffet). I’ve been invited to dinner parties where I nonchalantly ask the host how on God’s green earth did they make such good food, and they’ve replied “Are you kidding? This is one of the most traditional meals here!” The Argentina Read more
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    Patagonia History

    Dipping in and out of the clouds, the jagged peaks of Patagonia are considered to be amongst the most magnificent, and dangerous, on earth, in some ways resembling both the explorers and natives who inhabited the area, who were able to survive in these harsh landscapes.  (more…) Read more
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    Travel to Argentina: Important Customs You’ve Gotta Know

    When you travel to Argentina, there are many cultural differences that may surprise you! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are seven super Argentine customs that would be helpful for a Yanqui (Yankee in Spanish!) to know. Greetings Kissing on the cheek when greeting hello and goodbye is part of Argentine culture. When Argentines enter a room, every single person, stranger or family, receives one kiss on the right cheek. The same thing Read more
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    Must Try Foods in Santiago de Chile

    The mountainous sights of Patagonia and the architectural wonders of Cuzco might satisfy your need for adventure, but for the ultimate trip, you need to make is a visit to Santiago de Chile. This city is a foodie’s paradise. We have compiled a list of cuisines you must try while in Santiago: Empanada de Pino To go to Chile and not eat an empanada seems like some kind of cultural crime. This delicious traditional food is pure Read more
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    5 Ways to Respect the Environment While Traveling

    "Zero waste" is a major lifestyle trend of the 21st century, and the shift can't come soon enough. This is a movement with the goal of producing the least amount of waste possible in all walks of life, whether that be at home or on the go. If you are looking to respect the environment during your travels, here are five different ways to become an eco-friendly traveler, and reduce your carbon footprint. Planning and Read more
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    Quick and Easy Argentine Locro Recipe

    Chances are, if you have visited Argentina, you've tasted the dish known as Locro. But what exactly is it? Well, it's a hot and hearty white corn based soup that Argentines celebrate as a national dish. It's delicious and perfect for cold weather as the temperatures start to drop. The soup is also unique because it carries on the legacy of ancient Incan dining concepts, which is interesting considering the fact that much of Argentine cuisine Read more
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    Buenos Aires ‘Before and After’ Visual Project Offers Rare Look into the City’s Past

    Have you ever wanted to see what the streets of Argentina were like 100 years ago?  Would the old photos of Buenos Aires be extremely different from the present? Gastón de la Llana’s visual Project “Buenos Aires antes y después” (Buenos Aires Before and After) takes you for a visual tour of the Buenos Aires of the past and present, offering viewers a rare look into the city's history. [caption id="attachment_5549" Read more
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    Argentina Recipes: Chimichurri Sauce

    Argentines are big, and I mean big, fans of asados. Asados are basically barbecues on steroids; lots of people, lots of meat and probably lots to drink! This is an all-day event, where you can't just pop in for an hour or two. You will arrive early and leave late, with your stomach bursting with happiness (and meat). [caption id="attachment_1910" align="aligncenter" width="657"] The Asador Preparing the Parilla[/caption] And while Read more
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    El Pedral; The Estancia You Must See During Your Trip to Argentina

    Estancias in Argentina are known to be the most traditional places to experience nature, wildlife and gaucho experiences. However, not all offer the same amenities nor activities. The modern realities of continuous urbanization and social isolation due to ever-present technology create the need to lay back, unplug, and get in touch with nature. A visit to one of Argentina’s tranquil estancias provides you with the chance to rediscover these Read more
  • Peru's Vacation Drink Culture

    Must Try Peruvian Drinks

    Peru, the land of the legendary Incas, has quite a mythical feel to it. Peruvian culture is a complex mixture of native and Hispanic traditions, which means that there plenty of things to do and learn if you are there to explore. Besides offering delicious and diverse food, Peru also has some unique Peruvian drinks that you absolutely must try if you visit the area. Peru is a multicultural city and its festivals, such as the Feast of Read more
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    The ultimate quiz to know if you are a responsible traveller

    Have you ever thought about making a real change in the world? We have all heard about the famous “make a baby, plant a tree, write a book”. In the 3.0 version of the popular saying we should add “...write a book and choose to be a responsible travel”. What’s a responsible traveller? To answer to this questions we have to define what’s “sustainable tourism” (something you may heard about in the last past few years), and Read more