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On to Brazil

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Just a quick bus ride from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, we enter its sister city, Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Cross over in to Brazil in today’s photo gallery.

Iguazu Falls

Monday, February 11th, 2008

At the border between Argentina and Brazil roars one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Its called Iguazu Falls, and it pours more than five times the water volume of North America’s closest rival Niagara Falls. On our way from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo, we couldn’t resist making a stop at this unforgettable natural wonder. See majestic falls for yourself in today’s photo gallery.

Shipping out of Buenos Aires

Sunday, February 10th, 2008


All good things must come to an end. We bid enchanting Buenos Aires adieu, jump on a bus (much to our amusement) and head north to Iguaçu Falls in northern Argentina. Take your bus ride up north in today’s photo gallery.

Sundown to sunup in the city

Saturday, February 9th, 2008


On Saturday night, we took to the streets as the sun was setting to see what the locals do in Buenos Aires when they don’t have to work in the morning. Ready for a late night? Then you’re ready for tonight’s photos.

Drinking mate

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Walking around Buenos Aires, you can barely go a couple blocks without seeing someone drinking mate, and so for this quiet day, we too, take a sip. Get your cup in today’s photo gallery.

On the streets of Buenos Aires, resting on his car’s passenger door, a cab driver takes a break from sipping on a metal straw and lazily asks, “Necesitan taxi?” A lack of an answer does not matter – in fact, you’d probably be troubling him if you did take him up on the offer. He’s drinking mate. With the trademark cup in hand, and the requisite thermos snug under his arm, all else that any mate drinker really needs is, well, more time.

It’s hard to go a couple street blocks, or venture past a park, and not see someone relaxingly sipping on mate – seemingly the South American drink of choice. Despite its ubiquity, a week into our stay in Buenos Aires, we had yet to partake in a round of drinking the earthy liquid. (more…)

Dance the tango

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Care to dance? We hit up a milonga (dance parlor) where late owls dance the tango until three in the morning. Catch tango dance in today’s photo gallery.

Downtown Buenos Aires

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Despite the sweltering heat, we took the day to wander two neighborhoods, Congreso and Microcentro, where we took in the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires and the historic governmental buildings. Take a walk in B.A. with today’s photos.

Colorful, vibrant, La Boca

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Explore the colorful Buenos Aires barrio (neighborhood) of La Boca. A working class neighborhood, the houses are painted in vibrant hues that mesh well with the afternoon light. Take a walk, in today’s photo gallery…

Expatriate games

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Six thousand miles away, the game is still on, and it still was no fun to watch if you were a Patriots fan. Watch the Super Bowl, from the other half of the world in today’s photo gallery.

Surveying the dark, oak-clad room with its boisterous crowd and seemingly requisite sticky floor, Rich Lang makes an observation. “It looks like any American university bar,” he says.

As a crowd comprised mostly of twenty-somethings erupts after a play on the flat screen TV mounted behind the bar, it’s hard to dispute Lang’s point. The thing is, Toto, this ain’t Kansas – indeed, far from it.

Six thousand miles – as the crow flys – from the where Tom Brady was being pummeled, Buenos Aires, Argentina is brightly showing shades of red, white and blue. And those colors are growing with more than 20,000 registered American expatriates calling the city home, according to the U.S. Embassy. The “Paris” of Latin America is rapidly becoming a star-spangled colony. (more…)

Walking among the dead

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Buenos Aires is divided into 47 distinct barrios (neighborhoods). For both the living, and the dead, Recoleta is considered one of the best to be in. Walk among the dead in today’s photo gallery.

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