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Running: Buenos Aires Style

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Corriendo por Buenos AiresRunning, besides being good for your health, is a great way to explore Buenos Aires. There’s so much to see in the city and every neighborhood has a different feel to it. With a metropolitan population of around 12 million and an area of over 75 square miles, you could run a different route everyday for years. I’m assuming that you don’t have that much time, so I’ve described a few of my personal favorite runs.

Discover Parque Chacabuco, an Up and Coming BA Barrio

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Parque Chacabuco Buenos Aires Argentina on SpringBuenos Aires has become a hot-spot for tourists in recent years, and it’s easy to understand why. Internationally renowned restaurants, shopping, museums, theater, and sports are all part of the fabric that makes this South American mega-city a popular destination for any traveler. But in a city of roughly 14 million people, it’s easy to get lost in the enormity and sprawl that is modern Buenos Aires.

Top Five Unproductive Ways to Pass Your Time in Buenos Aires

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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:

Take a Kitty-Kat Break – The Botanical Gardens of Buenos Aires

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The Botanical Gardens of Buenos AiresWould you call yourself a dog-person, or a cat-person? That may seem like a strange way to begin an article regarding travel in Argentina, but your answer may very well determine your desire to visit the Jardín Botánico (Botanical Gardens) in Buenos Aires.

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.