For 91 Days in Buenos Aires

Adventures, anecdotes and advice from three months exploring Buenos Aires

For 91 Days we lived in Buenos Aires. The capital of Argentina, and the home of tango, this is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and we had an incredible time getting to know its culture, cuisine and people. Three months was hardly enough to properly explore all the neighborhoods, from San Telmo to Palermo, but we tried our best!
Whether you're planning your own journey to Buenos Aires, or just interested in seeing what makes it such a special city, our articles and photographs should help you out.

Buenos Aires from Day to Night

If your schedule allows it, spend a whole day without any plans wandering around the streets of Buenos Aires. Put the guidebook and map away, and just take in the city in all its insane glory. And when you get tired, grab a window seat in the nearest Bar Notable, and watch the people and traffic of one of the world's most entertaining cities pass by.

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Welcome to La Boca

With its brightly painted houses and open air art, the southern immigrant neighborhood of La Boca is both enchanting and irritating. How much you enjoy yourself depends on when you go, and how allergic you are to kitsch.

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Buenos Aires Is Like…

Buenos Aires is Buenos Aires, and comparing it to other cities is probably a mistake. Still, it's hard to avoid. Many people have observed that BA is like a combination of New York and Paris, but I recognize other cities as well! Depending on the barrio I'm in, I can pick out resemblances to Berlin, Valencia, Hong Kong and even San Francisco. What cities do you see in BA?

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Crazy for Mate

Spend any amount of time in Argentina, and you're going to become familiar with mate, a drink deeply ingrained into the country's psyche. We first encountered it in Spain, when we saw a group of kids passing around a round container with a metal straw sticking out of it. "Argentinians", our Spanish friend explained. "That's all they do. Drink mate".

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El Cuartito – Pizza & Empanadas

Step into a time warp and a grab a table at El Cuartito: one of Buenos Aires' oldest and most popular pizzerias. With vintage boxing and football posters covering the walls, a frantic waiter running around the tables to take orders and deliver food, and the most delicious pizza I've eaten in quite some time, this incredible restaurant is one of the city's best.

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