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The Insider's Guide to Buenos Aires

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Our Guide to Buenos Aires: Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Plus, Tips on Making Connections with the Locals and Finding Fun Recreational Activities

Welcome to Buenos Aires! If you're planning to move to Buenos Aires, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Buenos Aires has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires, Argentina is a vibrant city full of culture, history, and entertainment. Tourists and locals alike can find plenty of sites of interest to explore. The city is home to many museums, galleries, and historical sites, such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and the Plaza de Mayo. The city also has a number of parks and gardens, such as the Parque Tres de Febrero, the Jardin Botanico, and the Bosques de Palermo. Other popular attractions include the Teatro Colon, the Obelisco, and the Recoleta Cemetery.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Buenos Aires is vibrant and diverse. Some of the most popular restaurants include La Cabrera, a steakhouse that serves traditional Argentine cuisine, and El Preferido de Palermo, a seafood restaurant. For a more casual dining experience, there are plenty of cafes and pizzerias, such as La Americana and El Cuartito. As for nightlife, some of the most popular bars and clubs include La Catedral, a jazz club, and Niceto Club, a live music venue. For a more relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of pubs and lounges, such as La Biela and La Cigale.

Recreational activities in Buenos Aires are plentiful. Popular activities include visiting the city’s many parks and gardens, such as the Parque Tres de Febrero and the Jardin Botanico. Other popular activities include visiting the city’s many museums and galleries, such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. For those looking for a more active experience, there are plenty of sports and outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, cycling, and hiking. Popular places for these activities include the Bosques de Palermo and the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur.

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Insider Tips from Expats in Buenos Aires : Making the Most of Life and Connections

"Wine tasting Events - Great way at meeting expat!! Project Green Leaf www.projectgreenleaf.net Spanglish - Spanish & English speaking events in intimate settings www.spanglish.com," said one expat living in Buenos Aires.

"Vamos Spanish Academy - www.vamospanish.com for Spanish classes, activities and workshops around the city, including city tours, biking tours, wine tasting, cooking classes, and adventure travel around Argentina and South America," wrote a member in Buenos Aires.

"Expat newcomers group. There is a small English speaking Christian community. Join a gym. You have to make and effort on your own to meet "locals". They will warm up to you if you make the first introduction," commented one expat who made the move to Buenos Aires.

"Expats in Buenos Aires, Argentina often join clubs and activities such as language exchange groups, sports teams, and book clubs. Expats can also meet people by attending local events such as concerts, art exhibitions, and festivals. Additionally, many expats find it helpful to join online forums and social media groups related to their interests. Finally, expats can also meet people by attending networking events, joining coworking spaces, and attending meetups," remarked one expat living in Buenos Aires .

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"Living the good life. The country has a great deal of problems with its goverments and economy, but still manages to create a strong family structure. People work hard and play hard," commented an expat living in Buenos Aires.

"The priorities of the locals are work and family, but the social night life is a large part of everyone's lives! The expats are focused on learning Spanish and adjusting to the culture by slowing down the pace with a mate in the park and a trip to a night club until 6am," said an expat in Buenos Aires.

"Food!!! There are thousands of restaurants! The other major issue is how to survive financially. The peso devaluation makes it impossible to live on, so expats want to work on line and get paid in dollars or euros. The work at all crazy times of the day here and eat dinner very late ...like 9 or 10pm. It is a very European lifestyle with a coffee break around 5pm. They love their football (soccer) here. Lots of holidays too," remarked one expat who made the move to Buenos Aires.

"Life for expats and digital nomads in Buenos Aires, Argentina is vibrant and exciting. The city is full of culture, art, and music, and the people are friendly and welcoming. The cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. The city is also well-connected, with reliable public transportation and plenty of cafes and co-working spaces to work from. The nightlife is lively and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the city's many attractions. All in all, Buenos Aires is an ideal destination for expats and digital nomads looking for an exciting and affordable place to live," explained one expat living in Buenos Aires .

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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