Stories Make Places Come Alive: Trolley Tracks

We got in a taxi at Calle Florida, a very touristy part of Buenos Aires, and we asked to go to San Telmo, another touristy area. Luis, our driver, started giving us a little tour and some history on the way. Some cab drivers really want tourists to enjoy their time here, and so manyContinue reading “Stories Make Places Come Alive: Trolley Tracks”

A Day In Colonia del Sacramento Immerses You In Old-World Charm, Big History

In as little as a day in Colonia del Sacramento, you can immerse yourself in a town that hasn’t changed much for centuries, ever since the Portuguese founded it in 1680. They were hoping to push Brazil’s borders to the edge of Argentina. But Colonia del Sacramento is in Uruguay, not Brazil. The Portuguese andContinue reading “A Day In Colonia del Sacramento Immerses You In Old-World Charm, Big History”

Was Evita As Great/Terrible As Everyone Says?

I’m here in Buenos Aires, trying to understand if Evita was good or bad, if Evita’s achievements deserve praise or not. The only thing people agree about is that Evita changed Argentina forever. Evita’s Achievements! Her Side Of The Story Did Evita’s Past Motivate Her? The Real Evita: Hear, See, Experience That Balcony Speech! Evita’sContinue reading “Was Evita As Great/Terrible As Everyone Says?”

The Origins Of Tango: Photo Essay

Argentinians and Uruguayans are always arguing over the origin of tango. Paula (@museodeltango) gave us a private tour of Montevideo’s tango museum to clear up this 100-year-old feud. Where Was Tango Created? In 2009, UNESCO cited the origin of tango as the Plata River Basin, the area between Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Tango Goes ToContinue reading “The Origins Of Tango: Photo Essay”

San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Tour

The conventillos of Buenos Aires are community living spaces. They were originally occupied by waves of immigrants. In this conventillo photo essay, you’ll enter this closed-off community and learn some of its secrets, meet some of its residents and discover its charm in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic center. Argentina’s Immigration WaveContinue reading “San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Tour”