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Top Five Unproductive Ways to Pass Your Time in Buenos Aires


Chillin' in Buenos AiresSix months ago, a typical day in my life reflected that of your average young urban professional living in San Francisco: wake up at 8 am, shower, catch the bus to work, endure an 8+ hour day at the office, hit the gym, make dinner with roommates, catch a segment from The Daily Show, read for a bit, and then hit the hay.

I, like most high-strung and somewhat recent graduates, believed that the more items checked off from my daily to-do list, the better, and I greeted each new day as an eager participant in the productivity rat-race. Fast-forward six months to an average day in my new life in Buenos Aires, and my day may consist of any number of sweet nothings. As I have now perfected the science of leisure, here I present to you the top five ways to be unproductive in the great city of Buenos Aires:

Patagonia Cuisine: As Delightful as its Scenery and its Adventures

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Breakfast at Del Bosque in El ChaltenFree associating about Argentine Patagonia usually conjures up imagery of the expansive landscape accompanying Ruta 40, the breathtaking immensity of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the towering peak of Torre Fitz Roy, or the majestic snow-capped mountains circumscribing Ushuaia at the “end of the world.” Local guidebooks preach endlessly about the innumerable outdoor adventures and activities in which one can partake.

However well informed of the destination, most books and tour organizers fail to elaborate on one thing: the great food. Some of the best meals I’ve consumed during the past three months living in Argentina were sampled during my two-week navigation of Patagonia.