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Parque las Heras, a Little Palermo-Style Downtime

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Parque las Heras in PalermoIf your idea of a good time is laying out under the sun for a couple of hours, then you and I could be good friends. Nothing is more relaxing than plopping down in comfortable and clean park with a picnic of empanadas and dozing for a couple of hours with some new tunes from my iPod playing in my ears.

In Buenos Aires, EVERYONE Delivers

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Buenos Aires delivery cultureBuenos Aires, among other things, is a city where everything is at your fingertips. What I mean is that everyone delivers! And I’m not talking just about your normal delivery places like pizza shops and chinese food, I’m mean everybody.

Heading to Brazil? American? You Better Apply for a Visa!

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Going to Brazil? American?  You need a visa!If you decide to leave Argentina in search of (more) adventure, Brazil offers a vast array of great options just to the north. You can choose to head to the beaches and nightlife of Rio de Janeiro or Florianopolis, or the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, or the tons of other options in between. But, for the American citizen, heading to Brazil is not as easy as simply buying a plane or bus ticket.

In order to cross the border, Americans (and others) must first apply for a travel visa. This can be done by heading to the Brazilian Consulate. So if you are in Buenos Aires and have decided to add Brazil to your travel itinerary, here is a quick rundown on how to make the visa application process as painless as possible:

An American Sports Bar in Buenos Aires – Shoeless Joe’s El Alamo Bar

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El Alamo Bar in Buenos AiresNestled in between Avenida Santa Fe and Arenales on Uruguay in Recoleta is a little taste of the United States; a good ol’ American sports bar in Buenos Aires! If I were to blindfold, kidnap, and place you in El Alamo (also known as Shoeless Joe’s) on a Sunday afternoon during (American) football season, you would swear you were at any corner bar back in the United States. The smells of hot grease, stale cigarettes, and cheap beer are the same. The sounds of color commentators announcing wide receiver fly patterns and linebackers’ 40 yard dash times, as well as the random curse-riddled outbursts of rabid fans are the same.

Buenos Aires Transportation Options – Buses, Subways, and Taxis

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Buenos Aires busWhen deciding how to travel around Buenos Aires, you can choose between the three common options one would normally find in most major metropolitan cities; bus, taxi, or subway. Each of the choices has its pros and cons, so I thought I would try and lend a hand and give you the heads up before you arbitrarily choose your method of transportation.