One thing that you learn very quickly when you travel is that thanks to global mobility and immigration, Asians are everywhere. My friends are often surprised when I tell them that Asians are in South America, but in fact there are so many of them that there are Chinatowns / Japantowns / Koreatowns in many […]
Foreigners in Buenos Aires should definitely take advantage of this little-known public service. All around the city, you can see people on these yellow bikes, and yellow stations with bikes lined up in front of it. This is the city’s free “Eco Bici”/”Mejor en Bici”(“Better with bicycle”) program, available to locals and foreigners alike.
Buenos Aires has an AMAZING public transport system (and the bus system in Montevideo is equally awesome, too). It is fast, cheap, and well-connected. However, navigating it is not the easiest for the first timer, so let me try to break it down for you. You have the options of 1) Taking the subway 2) […]
One of the biggest travel faux-pas one can commit when visiting Buenos Aires is not bringing in a wad of US dollars (or Euros)! The reason is Argentina has been in the middle of a currency crisis for awhile, and inflation is ever on the rise. Argentinians need to secure their assets by converting the […]
When I was in the South of Brazil, couple of people asked me if I’m Argentinian. Argentinians, by the way, are known for looking “European”, having blond hair, tall physique, etc. That’s because many of them have Italian, German, or Spanish descent; there are pretty much no indigenous or African people in Buenos Aires. Therefore, […]