By Rus Tourism News

A new agreement between Delta and Aerolíneas Argentinas will provide customers from both airlines more travel options to and from the United States and South America. The agreement gives Delta customers access to flights from Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport to Montevideo, Uruguay, as well as to Mendoza and... (Read More)

By Time

The new fad does away with any messy emotions

A new “wedding” planning business in Argentina will not let anything keep guests from having a good time—especially not the lack of actual marriages.

Falsa Boda has been staging fake weddings, with all the trappings of the real deal: music, dancing, formalwear, and a bride and groom, the Guardian reports. The group has done away with all the emotions that accompany traditional ceremonies (like joy, anxiety, underlying bitterness in jealous guests, and hopefully true love), so that having fun becomes the main objective.

Authentic weddings have been on the decline in Argentina as men and women wait longer to marry. According to the Guardian, only 11,642 couples were married in Buenos Aires in 2013, down from almost... (Read More)

By The Bubble

Now that the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up, it’s time to get excited about transitioning your wardrobe from bulky winter bland to something entirely more spring. If you’re looking for some inspiration as you pull out your old summer threads, here’s a breakdown on which pieces, looks and trends you should keep an eye out for and which you should chuck out with that striped fedora you impulse purchased after day drinking in Recoleta... (Read More)

By The New York Times

No matter how soap-opera-like its politics, or exaggerated its inflation, Argentina’s capital never loses its charm. The city’s nonstop spawning of new restaurants and arts spaces is a testament to the endless creativity of Porteños, as its residents are called. Its century-old cafes and gorgeous tree-lined streets have always been a draw, but visit now for its culinary scene and gimmicky yet ineffably cool speakeasies. Buenos Aires loves to embrace reinvention, and it shows.

Friday

1. Latin American Art | 3:30 p.m.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba) is one of the best art museums on the continent. The modern, light-filled building (admission, 60 pesos or about $6.55 at 9 Argentine pesos to the dollar) is truly a necessary stop, with its vibrant permanent collection, where artworks are arranged chronologically and linked to their corresponding art movement. Highlights include.... (Read More)

By Munchies

The southernmost country of Latin America hides many secrets. Although Argentina is typically known as the land of tango, beef, and malbec, few know about the polka, wurst, and beer-making tradition that dominates a tiny enclave called Villa General Belgrano.

This town of only 6,000 inhabitants attracts 30,000 eager merrymakers every year for Argentina’s very own Oktoberfest, which boasts its own distinct German flavor.

Villa General Belgrano, despite its name honoring a figure of Argentine history, is one of a few historically German-speaking villages that dot Argentina. Immigrants came from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, finding an idyllic home-like appeal in the lush, green forests blanketing the land and the small yet imposing mountains overlooking the valley, where the village is nestled... (Read More)

By The Bubble

A few years ago the country’s public transport was paralyzed by a national strike. As usual there was mayhem and people were late to work. But this particular strike was a blessing in disguise. Argentine economist Lucas Toledo witnessed the chaos in his hometown, Córdoba, and with his entrepreneurial skills made it his mission to ease the sting of this all too common occurrence with the help of electrical engineer Agustino Augustinoy and Eric Sevillia. After two years of intense work and the successful launching of a Kickstarter campaign, the Gi FlyBike was born.

It’s a little pricey but it’s maintenance-free so brace yourselves. It’s... (Read More)

By The Bubble

Maria Delgado will never forget the day a client stood before her naked, clothes scrunched in trembling hands. As a 53-year-old cleaner working in the murky world of telos, she already had a steady glimpse into the bizarre. But for Maria, this affair sticks in the mind.

A black-and-white image of the parking lot flashed on the security monitor, showing a woman standing, gun in hand. Harboring an apparent intent to kill, she paced the length of the monitor in anticipation of the emergence of her husband’s mistress.

Maria swapped clothes with “the other woman,” who promptly left the building and remained unexposed. Our parking lot villain — or victim — waited patiently but came no closer to the truth.

Telos don’t have to protect the lives of their customers, but it helps.

What is a telo? Well, they are officially known as albergues transitorios (“temporary shelters”), which makes sense. The word is sort of like “hotel” backwards, which is key, because telos are known for their back entrances, in both senses of the term. These are pay-per-hour hotels with the sole purpose of... (Read More)

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