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Halloween in Buenos Aires

Halloween isn’t celebrated as a national holiday in Argentina. You won’t see kids trick-or-treating in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and you won’t see stores decorated with cobwebs or skeletons like you would in the states. Luckily for us, bars and clubs in Buenos Aires still celebrate the holiday. So, a gang of Colombians, Argentines and Yankees partied at our …

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Latin American Idol in Buenos Aires

Oh yeah that’s right, Latin American Idol! My friends Marcela and Tato work in production for the show so last night they took me to a taping that will air tonight. If you have a satellite that picks up channel 9 in Buenos Aires you can tune in and see me in the second row behind the judges going crazy with …

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La Bomba de Tiempo (Bump Time)

Last night a few Columbian friends and I went to La Bomba de Tiempo in Abasto. La Bomba de Tiempo is a group of drums formed by some of the most outstanding percusionists of Argentina. All their shows are improvised and they communicate through a language of signs, which is remarkable to watch. They’ve been performing concerts every Monday night in centro …

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Buenos Aires Nightlife: Time is Irrelevant

It’s 6:30am and the DJ is just starting to get into his rhythm as the 300 plus music-induced-party-goers of Club Niceto rage into the morning. Joints are passed around like ketchup at a picnic and the tranced mob seem to move in unison to the beat. The bass thumps through your entire body as time becomes irrelevant. I’d say it was …

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San Telmo Market w. The Girls

Sunday Mariangela, her friend Camila and I joined tourists and townies alike at the San Telmo Market. Despite the tourist traps and crowd it was awesome. Good music, fun street performers and great food. They have everything from fresh squeezed orange juice to old school cameras and televisions. At about 5pm people start clearing out their stands and tango dancers fill …