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.

Casa Felix: Great Food & Company Behind Closed Doors

Since opening a couple years ago, the closed-door pescaterian restaurant Casa Felix has built a name as one of the best dining experiences in the capital. Chef Diego Félix and his US American wife Sanra welcome guests into their charming Chicarita home for an evening of excellent cooking and conversation. In the garden and around the dining table, it's not uncommon for total strangers to quickly become friends.

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The Surprising Generosity of Porteños

A grimy destitute man enters the bar and begins to approach tables, selling that homeless-person newspaper. Due to both habit and a hardness of heart from years spent living in cities, I wave him off before he even begins his pitch, keeping my eyes firmly locked on my book. But as he moves throughout the restaurant, I notice something startling. Most of the other people are purchasing a copy, and even engaging him in conversation.

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Palermo Hostel: Kapake

If the working class vibe of San Telmo isn't your thing, and you're looking for a hostel in the more upscale Palermo, check out Kapaké. Found in the relatively quiet neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood, it's got a great location, near the parks and the subway station. Fitting in perfectly with Palermo, the Kapaké Hostel is fashionable and cool; a comfortable little spot which prides itself on cleanliness and safety.

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Retiro Train Station

The most important train station in Buenos Aires in the Estación Retiro, found within walking distance of Plaza San Martín. Three train lines converge here, taking passengers to destinations like Tigre, Tucumán and Córdoba.

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The Plaza de Mayo

With the Casa Rosada to the west and the city hall to the east, the Plaza de Mayo is undoubtedly the political nexus of Argentina. From famous speeches to white-hooded mothers united in a call for justice, the plaza has long been the focal point of the country's most compelling dramas.

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