Museo De Los Niños

For as much as Casa de Barbie disappointed, Museo De Los Niños made up for it and then some. I had read about this play area in the Passport Parents blog and checked it out on Trip Advisor before deciding we had to go. We almost didn’t make it. We were at the food court…

Barbie, How Could You Disappoint Me…

I want to start out by saying I’m a highly educated woman. I have a BA from Dartmouth College in Mathematics, and an MBA from Berkeley. I’m an accomplished woman who is happy with her career. I believe girls can be whatever they want to be, and I hate the pink trend going on now,…

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) is a top visited sight in Buenos Aires. Just walking distance from the Recoleta Cemetery, it contains a large collection of Argentinian fine art, as well a healthy collection of Italian, French, Spanish, and other European painters. We lucked out in that my son was…

Recoleta Cemetery

Visiting a cemetery is usually not on top of my list, but it’s a must see sight in Buenos Aires, and was near the Museum of Fine Arts. So after another lazy morning, leisurely lunch, and long walk, we made it to the area at 3pm. (yes that late). We had naively thought that the…

Friends Come in All Languages

We’ve only just arrived in Buenos Aires, but I can tell already this is a very family friendly city. Every restaurant has high chairs and stores our stroller, the waiters always help with simple food options for the kids, and brightly colored playgrounds are all over the city. As we walked the Retiro neighborhood today,…

A What Fee?

As we prepare for Argentina, I needed to know the visa requirements.  While searching I found this interesting statement: ” U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business.” Yeah!  Then I read on… “As a result of a recent change in Argentine law, prior to…

Mathematical Models Employed For Practical Use

Apartment hunting for Buenos Aires got underway last week. My husband and I (and by that I mean mostly I) spent entirely too much time on TripAdvisor looking for an apartment based on availability, access to public transit, number of bedrooms, and of course cost. After creating a ridiculous spreadsheet listing all features and each…

Buenos Aires – I Long to See You

Has there ever been as wonderful a word as sabbatical?  I work for a large corporation that provides a unique (to corporate America) benefit.  After 5 years of service you are rewarded with 29 consecutive paid days off.  Its an opportunity to step away from work, do something to completely decompress, and come back refreshed. …