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Z is for Zanjon de Granados and more

Zanjon de Granados gives visitors a chance to explore an urban archaeological site that packs Buenos Aires history into one unusual house. Guided tours of the villa take you through a 500-foot network of tunnels once used to channel water…

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Y is for Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate is a tropical plant that was used by the Guarani and Guaycuru people long before the arrival of the Europeans. Most commonly its dried stems and leaves are combined with hot (not boiling) water to make an energy-packed…

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X is for X Marks the Spot

X marks the spot that we have to leave blank; we could think of nothing of commanding TMLA delegate interest starting with the letter “X.”   However, we welcome your suggestions.  Send your thoughts to help@whcoleman.com or past by the check-in…

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W is for What’s Cooking and What’s Wild

What’s cooking in BA? On the stove, in the oven or on the barbecue grill, visitor enthusiasm continues to grow for booking a place in the city’s excellent cooking classes where they learn to prepare classic dishes of Argentine cuisine:…

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V is for Vinos

Vinos y Bodegas Feria provides an excellent and festive occasion to celebrate wine and the best chance to drink your way through Argentina’s finest full-bodied reds and fruity whites during this wine-lovers fiesta (held May 15-17 in 2018).   Held at…

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U is for Uruguay

Uruguay beckons just across the Rio de la Plata, accessible by a short boat trip aboard the Buquebus hydrofoil:  at least two fast crossings (1 hour) a day or 2 slow ferries (3 hours) to Colonia del Sacramento, plus two…

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T is for Tigre Delta

Tigre Delta, less than an hour by train from Buenos Aires, is a watery world of islands and little rivers, and if biking B.A. is the hot new action tour, kayaking the Delta is capturing the fancy of travelers to…

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S is for San Telmo

San Telmo is rapidly transforming into one of B.A.s trendiest barrios, perhaps second only Palermo. It still maintains its old-world charm, along narrow cobbled streets running beneath Parisian and Spanish-style buildings. It’s a bohemian enclave, attracting tourists, locals and performers.…

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R is for Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery is something quite distinctive, for when Argentina’s wealthy and powerful rest for eternity, they do it in style.  This most extraordinary graveyard has an astonishing 6,400 grandiose mausoleums resembling Gothic chapels, Greek temples, fairytale grottoes and elegant little…

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Q is for Queso

Queso (cheese) is the culinary event that comes before your bife de chorizo (sirloin).  And the star attraction of that first course is provoleta, a popular Argentina appetizer that is barbecued in chunks and often seasoned with chili and oregano,…

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