Category: Province of Buenos Aires

5 day trips from Buenos Aires

Visiting a big city like Buenos Aires can be overwhelming at times: chaotic traffic, noise levels through the roof, swarms of people wherever you go. This didn’t use to bother me when I lived there; on the contrary, I rather enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the big city. I found it exhilarating. It made…

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Luján, between faith and history

The view of the basilica, with its looming spires, never fails to impress. It’s Luján, Argentina’s epicentre of Catholic faith, where miracles are prayed for and where thousands go on pilgrimage every year hoping that Our Lady of Luján will hear their pleas. This time round we skipped the basilica and headed to the History…

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Country bliss in Suipacha

Every time I go to Buenos Aires, my parents take me on day trip to the country. On my latest visit, we went to the town of Suipacha. It is located 126 kilometres west of Buenos Aires and is an important dairy centre. Let me rephrase that: it’s cheese lovers heaven. Recently, local dairy and…

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36 hours in Mar del Plata

I’m finally in Mar del Plata. The waiter brings a steaming cup of café con leche and three plump medialunas. I’ve been looking forward to this moment for months. Although I know it’s not done in public, I can’t resist the temptation to dunk that sweet goodness into the coffee. The alchemy is perfect. My…

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