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Argentina: The Hip City of Buenos Aires

By , January 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Diego Maradona, Their National Icon

Diego Maradona, Their National Icon

Buenos Aires at first sight reminded us of Paris with its large avenues and European architecture, so it’s no wonder it is known as the most European city in South America.

Interesting Roof

Interesting Roof

Walking Tour

Walking Tour

Moulin Building

Moulin Building

From the airport, a cheap 2-hour ride into the city allowed us to see the different neighborhoods. It was only exploring the locations by foot that got us to see the vast differences from one neighborhood to the next. In San Telmo, we got some tango with our cup of afternoon coffee in Plaza Dorrego. In Palermo, shopping and eating were the only things on our agenda. In Boca, graffiti was the highlight. Finally, our walking tour through the center of the city left us breathless for its beauty and for how much walking we did.

Free Tango At Plaza Dorrego

Free Tango At Plaza Dorrego

Boca Neighborhood

Boca Neighborhood

Colorful Buildings

Colorful Buildings

Graffiti Art

Graffiti Art

Without a doubt, the Recoleta Cemetery is an awkward attraction where it feels like you are house hunting, but for a mausoleum.

Cemetery Right In The City

Cemetery Right In The City

Very Exclusive

Very Exclusive

House Or Mausoleum?

House Or Mausoleum?

During our 5 days in Buenos Aires, we probably had beef or lamb every single day. Most of the time, you can get an excellent piece of meat for less than $10. For our rare or medium-rare eaters readers, you need to explicitly say that you like blood since they tend to overcook the meat. We also fancied the pizzas (and the ridiculous amount of cheese they put on them) and ice cream!

Dining With Amy

Dining With Amy

Which Cut Looks Good

Which Cut Looks Good

Must Try Ice Cream In BA

Must Try Ice Cream In BA

There was so much in this one city to explore that we could use another trip back.

Thank you to our pretty awesome friend, Amy, for joining us in Bariloche and Buenos Aires!

Amy & Boris Exploring The City

Amy & Boris Exploring The City

Modern Building

Modern Building

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon

We Got Standing Seats For Camerata Bariloche

We Got Standing Seats For Camerata Bariloche

Wicked Trees In The Park

Wicked Trees In The Park

Mercado de San Telmo

Mercado de San Telmo

Antique Market

Antique Market

Group Dinner With New Friends

Group Dinner With New Friends

Ceiling Decor Inside Restaurant

Ceiling Decor Inside Restaurant

Savoy Hotel: Albert Einstein Stayed Here & We Did Too

Savoy Hotel: Albert Einstein Stayed Here & We Did Too

America Del Sur Hostel

America Del Sur Hostel

Beets Risotto

Beets Risotto

Fish Special Of The Day

Fish Special Of The Day

Ribs

Ribs

Pizza

Pizza

MuiMui At The Evita Museum

MuiMui At The Evita Museum

Underground Milongas At La Catedral

Underground Milongas At La Catedral

What We Paid: Argentine
Pesos
USD Euro
– Visa fee for US passport holders 140/pp 35.25 27.25
– Local Bus From Airport To Center [2-hours] 2/pp 0.50 0.40
– Taxi From Center To Airport 110 27.70 21.40
– Subway Or Bus 1.10/pp 0.30 0.25
– America del Sur Hostel [4-beds per room, super clean & trendy, great location, free wifi, free breakfast, great staff, highly recommend] 55/pp 13.85 10.70
– Entrance to La Catedral For Underground Tango 15/pp 3.80 2.90
– Average Meal 30/pp 7.50 6
– Dinner Splurge 150/pp 37.75 29.20

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Bangkok: Do As The Romans Do

By , April 6, 2010 2:49 am

When we asked the chef of our favorite breakfast place, The Flow, for some places off the beaten path, he suggested two things in Bangkok:

I.  Go on the other side of the Luk Laung Canal.
As we crossed the canal, we instantly felt we had passed some boundary that tourists did not enter.  As we looked around, there was no more 7 Elevens and we seemed to be the only tourists.  Food vendors were now selling more exotic items and prices were a little lower.  Nearby was a market tucked in an alley along the water.  The variety of strong smells, water buckets of snakes and frogs confirmed the authenticity of this local market.

II.  Cross the Phra Pinklao Bridge and go the the Thai BBQ.
As we were half way on the bridge, the Thai BBQ restaurant became apparent.  There were hundreds of tables filled with people, sounds of live local pop music, and a bright neon sign.  It was an all you can eat bbq.  We were directed to the buffet table where we were supposed to get a plate and choose among a huge variety of uninviting raw meats.  There were no labels in english so we had no idea what we were grabbing.  After our plates were full of food, we went to our table.  In the middle was a round hot pot + skillet.  In the center was where we would grill out meats and around that was water where we would boil our vegetables and noodles.


After the meats were cooked, I could make out what it was.  It was chicken!  The noodles were delicious and had a crepe after taste.  It was a great experience and as we looked around, we saw mostly locals with their families and teenagers with their friends enjoying a satisfying meal. Including a beverage, the total came to 125 bahts ($4) per person.

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