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Florida, Corrientes, Defensa: When it comes to notable streets and avenues, Buenos Aires puts forth some heavy-hitting candidates. Egged on by insistent guidebooks, newcomers are told that if their visits to the city don’t include strolls down these thoroughfares, it

I once read an article that cheese is as addictive as crack cocaine. As a self-acclaimed cheese connoisseur myself, this does not surprise me. One minute you are nibbling on a teeny cube of mature cheddar, and the next minute …

Too often, the thing you want the most you can’t have. This feeling became all too familiar with my conflicting love for pizza and living in Buenos Aires. The city that hosts some of the most obscure pizza styles in …

There are several rites of passage in Argentina. The first choripán. The first sip of Fernet. The first puteada you receive for ignoring a red light. You could very well make one of those cute baby albums with a …

Before we dive in, let’s get one thing straight. Empanadas are not exclusive to Argentina. In fact, they can be found all over the region, from Mexico all the way down to el culo del mundo. The symbol for …

Picture this: you’re new in the city. You speak basic castellano at best, meaning that you are basically as helpless as a newborn kitten. On top of that, you haven’t yet met friendly locals to take you under their wing

It’s kind of frustrating to write a list that I know beforehand will make people angry. After all, the best steakhouse is the one in my barrio, right? But take it all with a grain of salt (pun definitely intended) …

Picture this: You’re standing in line at customs in Ezeiza airport for the first time. You’ve just arrived from a long trip and you just want to take off your shoes and die in whatever hotel/Airbnb you’ve rented out. But