Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

Year of Geography: Argentina

Posted on February 7th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Tango. Gauchos. Diego Maradona. The Falkland Islands. Madonna begging us not to cry. Sure, these are a few things I know about Argentina, but there’s so much more to learn. I already know that the capital is Buenos Aires (the photo above is from a visit to the touristy but fun Boca neighbourhood) and how […]

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Q&A Part 2: Travel journalist Vicky Baker

Posted on January 26th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Buenos Aires buildings

Buenos Aires. Last Friday, I ran part 1 of my e-mail interview with British travel journalist Vicky Baker, who now lives in Buenos Aires. The interview took place back in the fall; it’s only due to my disorganization that it hasn’t appeared here before now! Here’s part 2 of our virtual chat. I was fascinated […]

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Q&A Part 1: Travel journalist Vicky Baker

Posted on January 22nd, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

As promised, here is Part 1 of my e-mail interview with Vicky Baker, a Buenos Aires-based freelancer who blogs at Going local travel (a blog inspired by the “Going Local” series she wrote for The Guardian). Note that Vicky answered these questions way back in October 2009; the delay in posting them is all mine, […]

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3 Great Public Transit Options for Travellers

Posted on April 8th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

venice vaporetto

Many travellers who arrive in a foreign destination without a vehicle head straight to the rental car counter at the airport. While that can be the best strategy in some situations–if you’re visiting a largely rural place, for instance–I’d argue that in many cases, you’re better off taking public transit. Depending on the place, it’s […]

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Top five perks of vacation rentals

Posted on December 8th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Buenos Aires apartment

I’ve been raving about the benefits of vacation rentals for years to anyone who will listen. So what’s so great about staying in a house or apartment instead of a hotel room? Here are my top five reasons to go local. You can discover new neighbourhoods. In many cities, hotels are clustered downtown or in […]

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