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There is an element to being British in Argentina that other foreigners do not likely experience. Every so often, while chatting in a taxi or buying groceries at the verdulería, the question of where I’m from arises. And, though usually …

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but what you might not know is that today, February 13th, is the International Condom Day. It’s an informal holiday that’s celebrated – yes, intentionally – just before Valentine’s Day to raise …

Have an American friend that simply won’t shut up about football? Not fútbol but football (whose idea was it to name two great sports the same thing anyway?). They’ve probably been talking about Super Bowl 2019. In case you missed …

Imagine that you’ve just touched down at Ezeiza international airport. It’s the middle of the night. You’re tired, dazed, confused, and just looking to get home. You’ve just stood in line for upwards of an hour at customs, and you’re …

The holiday season is officially upon us, and if you’re spending these fiestas in Buenos Aires, perhaps you’ve found yourself scrambling to make plans for Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re an expat orphan that hasn’t been lucky enough …

It was a stormy night in Berazategui, one of the many cities that comprise el Conurbano, that enormous area home to 13 million residents that surrounds Argentina’s capital. Guillermo and two of his closest friends were to play a …

For as long as we can remember, people have used any means necessary to form relationships and meet new people. Back in the Pride and Prejudice days, if a man wanted to meet his future wife, he would simply host …

Tattoos are often a rite of passage for travelers. They’re a mark on your body that prompts a response: “Wow, so tell me about this,” which can lead to a 45-minute self-absorbed rant about that one time you went to …

In total, in a little over two months, I have moved apartments six times in Buenos Aires and I am currently looking for lucky number seven. I have been royally f$&ked over so many times when trying to find accommodation …

Argentina is a vast country, holding some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. There’s a reason why Argentina is the top spot in South America for tourists, with one of the planet’s most jaw-dropping sights from …