Travel in a 100 Posts

As I was putting together posts from my most recent trip, I realized that I was about to hit my 100th post. I started this blog as a way to record a month long trip to India for my children when they get older. But now, 2+ years later, it’s turned into a therapeutic way…

Tango – The Dance of Love

It is not a trip to Argentina without experiencing Tango. It is the national dance and an amazing experience to watch. Tango originated and was popularized in the lower-class barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevide in the 1890s, packed with European immigrants, primarily Italians. A partner dance, it has influences from European and African culture,…

Plaza de Mayo

You can not make a trip to Buenos Aires without visiting its center of all major political events in modern history, Plaza de Mayo. Named for the May Revolution of 1810, which led to Argentina’s independence from Spain, the plaza has been a focal point of political life almost since it’s creation. In 1945 a…

Puerto Madero

One evening, in San Telmo, we were looking for one of Buenos Aires’s ubiquitous rainbow colored play grounds but could not find one. Someone had given us directions toward a park, but we ended up in the wrong direction and at Puerto Madero. After walking back and forth across the river with two anxious and…

Jardín Bontánico

After trip to the Museo Evita, the kids were awake and we needed a play to run off some energy. We happened to be by Buenos Aires own Botanical Gardens, so we decided to make a quick trip there. The botanical gardens, is a lovely triangular shaped park right in the heart of Palermo, a…

Iguazu Falls

It would be a shame to come all the way to Argentina and see nothing but Buenos Aires. So we decided to book a quick trip to Iguazu falls to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We booked a tour and had an early start (7:45 AM) and were taken to…

Museo Evita

Evita Peron, a polarizing figure if ever there was one. But whatever you think about her, she had a very positive impact on Argentinian society and is celebrated by the people. For those who don’t know who she is, here is a quick recap from biography.com: “Eva Perón was born on May 7, 1919, in…

Jardin Zoologico

Who knew that Buenos Aires had a full fledge zoo right in the middle of the hippest neighborhood in the city? I noticed it reading through Lonely planet, and I thought it would be small enough for the kids to be able to do in a few hours. My son was excited about the zoo…

A Day in our Buenos Aires Life

We have been in the country a week now and have settled into a nice routine. I thought it would be nice to give you an idea of what our daily routine is looking like, on our leisurely vacation. (all times are approximate, true to this vacation style, we don’t stick to a strict schedule)…