Category Archives: Travel

Jacarandas

I first encountered Jacaranda trees in Guatemala many years ago, and I find them amazingly beautiful. The color is so gorgeous! In Argentina, they are quite common and Buenos Aires in the spring is filled with them – it is … Continue reading

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La Feria de Mataderos

One of the nicest ways to spend a tourist Sunday in Buenos Aires is visiting the Feria de Mataderos, a beautiful fair that takes place in the city but celebrates traditional country culture and traditions. Mataderos is a neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Housing for foreigners in Buenos Aires

I get questions about rentals in Buenos Aires all the time, especially medium-term, so I figured I’d make a little summary. I divide them in three broad categories: Short-term rentals geared towards foreign tourists Medium-term rentals, which are usually furnished, … Continue reading

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Health insurance for foreigners in Buenos Aires

This will just be a short post because I get asked this from time to time: What to do about health insurance as a foreigner in Argentina? Argentina has a decent public health system compared to many Latin American countries, … Continue reading

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Luján, Buenos Aires Province – Or, Lots of Travel for Three Pesos

About a month ago, I visited Lujan, which is a small town about 70km from Buenos Aires. It is known mainly for its basilica, as Wikipedia tells us: Luján is best known for its large neo-gothic Basilica, built in honor … Continue reading

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NOLA Gastropub is open!

I am still not a “real” vegetarian, because I do eat a little bit of fish (however, very rarely) – AND because I yesterday broke a six-month veggie stretch with a delicious crispy chicken sandwich at NOLA Buenos Aires!! I … Continue reading

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Will there ever be Norway Havaianas?

I just got back from a quick trip to Sao Paulo to visit friends. It was lovely hanging out with them and catching up with a dear friend, although Sao Paulo is a little overwhelming! It is just so big… … Continue reading

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La Feria del Libro

La Feria del Libro (the Book Fair) in Buenos Aires is a huge event. It takes place in La Rural, the agricultural fair in Palermo that is of course home to the big livestock/animal exhibition in July, and more than … Continue reading

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Montevideo!

I had the chance to go Montevideo, Uruguay a few weeks ago, and I loved it! It totally is Buenos Aires for Norwegians – small, manageable, clean, easy to get around. You can feel that it is an up and … Continue reading

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Caminito, La Boca

There are certain tourist spots that are a must, but not somewhere one would return to over and over. Caminito in La Boca is one of those places – it was really fun to see the first time, it was … Continue reading

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