Dinner time in BA! …without spending too much


In other occasion we’ve been around Buenos Aires looking for the best 10 restaurants. These places were outstanding for providing an unforgettable gastronomic experience, unique environments and the best national and international dishes. However, it’s also a main characteristic that these places are not the most affordable. For this reason, today we’ll make a different ranking, we’ll go to restaurants that provide the best dishes in a reasonable price. Some of them are very popular today, but others are places that only people that lives in Buenos Aires know.

Dinner time in Buenos Aires

All prices mentioned below are in Argentine Pesos ($):

# 1 – La Farola

Located in 2630 Cabildo Av., La Farola is special for the dishes to share between 2 or more people. There, we’ll have the chance to taste the most amazing “milanesas” of Buenos Aires, an Argentinean typical dish. Having dinner in this place costs $ 150.- per person. Website: www.lafaroladecabildo.com.ar

 # 2 -Fabric Sushi

Located in Palermo, 5082 Paraguay St., Fabric Sushi is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Buenos Aires. For $ 150.- per person it will be possible to taste the most amazing dishes. Website: www.fabricsushi.com.ar

# 3 – Las Cabras

Located in 1795 Fitz Roy St. in Palermo. With a rustic atmosphere, Las Cabras is one of the most popular restaurants with a wide variety of dishes cooked in a clay oven. The cost for having dinner in this restaurant is $ 120.- per person approximately

# 4 – El cuartito

Located in 937 Talcahuano St., el Cuartito is considered one of the best places to eat pizza in Buenos Aires. It’s also characterized for providing an original and dynamic atmosphere of Argentinean culture. It’s considered an informal museum because of the walls decorated with posters and pictures of the history of sport and pop culture in Argentina. It would cost $ 150.- approximately to have dinner here.

# 5 – 1810

Located in 1998 Julián Álvarez St., the restaurant called 1810 is characterized for serving the typical Argentinean dishes in a very good price. For approximately $ 100.- per person it‘ll be possible to have dinner in this restaurant. Website: www.1810cocinaregional.com

# 6 - Café Paulin

Located downtown, 635 Sarmiento St., Café Paulin is a classic place in Buenos Aires. It’s specialized in a wide variety of dishes and sandwiches. The cost to have lunch or dinner here is approximately $ 90.- per person.

# 7 – Las Cholas

Located in Las Cañitas, 306 Arce St., Las Cholas is characterized for serving the best grilled Argentinean meat. The cost to have dinner in this restaurant is $ 110.- per person approximately. One of the best options if we are looking for typical Argentinean dishes in a reasonable price.

# 8 – Siga la Vaca

Located in 6340 Costanera Rafael Obligado Av., Siga la Vaca is a restaurant specialized in the best grilled Argentinean meat. $ 170.- per person is approximately the cost to have dinner in this great restaurant. Website: www.sigalavaca.com

# 9 – Bar El Federal

Located in San Telmo, Peru St. and Carlos Calvo St., this is an historical bar and restaurant in Buenos Aires. It’s main characteristic is the quality of the dishes. This restaurant is ideal to have lunch after sightseeing around San Telmo. The cost to have lunch or dinner in this place is $ 100.- per person approximately. It also offers a wide variety of craft beer. Website: www.barelfederal.com.ar

# 10 – Burger Joint

Located in 1766 Jorge L. Borges St., in Palermo. This restaurant offers the best hamburgers. The cost for having lunch or dinner here is $ 70.- per person approximately, what makes it a great place for the quality of the food and the reasonable price.


Have you seen La Boca? Come on over


Caminito La Boca

Tipical facade of colourful houses in La Boca

Caminito

Located in a neighborhood called La Boca, Caminito is one the most important and emblematic spots in Buenos Aires. Today we will get to know this wonderful place, that you have to visit if you are in Buenos Aires.

How to get there

Caminito is located in a neighborhood called La Boca, popularly known as the home of Boca Juniors football team. Caminito is located just a few minutes away by car, taking as our starting point the Obelisk (9 de Julio Av. and Corrientes Av.)

The history

Caminito is a 150 meters long passageway, created in 1950 by a group of citizens and the help of a famous artist called Benito Quinquela Martin. Before 1950, this passageway used to be the path of a railway line and when it was closed, this path became an abandon spot.

The houses, located in Caminito St., are made of wood and metal sheet and painted with bright colors. These houses have the same style and characteristics as the ones created at the neighborhood’s origin.

Although this famous spot has the name of a very well-known and popular tango song, it’s important to highlight that the song was not written about this famous street but the other way around, this street’s name was given upon the famous song.

The culture

Since Caminito has become a pedestrian street, there were many famous artists who have donated their work to be exhibit there, this way Caminito has become a real outdoor museum.

Tango is also very important in Caminito Street as it‘s name indicates. Along this passageway, we can enjoy listening to tango songs and watching couples dancing on the street.

There are restaurants and cafes that have a special atmosphere of Caminito’s history and culture where we can take a refreshment. There is also an artisan market where we can buy handmade products, paintings and souvenirs with images of la Boca.

La Boca Tango

A little more of La Boca

As we’ve mentioned before, la Boca neighborhood is the house of Boca Juniors football team, where the stadium known as “la bombonera” and the team museum are located. Only 400 meters away from Caminito.

For football fans that want to visit the museum and the stadium, it’s open for visitors everyday from 10 to 18 hs. The ticket value is $ 80.-

Boca Juniors Stadium

Boca Juniors Stadium


Ladies and Gentlemen: The Colon Theatre


Colon Theatre night view

Colon Theatre Buenos Aire, and its night view

Today we will visit one of the most important historical buildings in Buenos Aires. Located downtown, in 628 Cerrito St., Colón Theatre is one of the most important theatres in the whole world. If we are visiting Buenos Aires and we want to see a play or if we just want to see an historical building from the inside, the Colón Theatre is definitely the best option.

A little bit of history

The Colon Theatre was inaugurated on May 25 1908. Along with Palace of the Congress and the Government House, Colon Theatre is considered one of the historical buildings more representative of Buenos Aires.

It’s main room has capacity for approximately 2500 spectators divided in 7 floors. Decorated in gold and scarlet, the main room is famous not only for it’s size and decoration, but also for the incredible acoustic sound.

Between 2006 and 2010, the theatre remained closed to make some technological innovations, but at the same time, the architectonic design was not modified.

Colon Theatre Interior

Colon Theatre Interior

The shows 

In Colon theatre there are presented the major and most popular plays in the country. In the past few months it’s been possible to enjoy plays known in the whole world like Caligula and The Barber of Seville. In the upcoming months, in Colon Theatre it will be possible to enjoy, among others, the following plays:

- The Corsair: Considered one of the gems of ballet, this play comes back to Colon Theatre after making a tour in New York, Los Angeles and Washington. This Play tells the adventures of Conrad the pirate, with the best of dance and the most incredible decoration on stage.

- Don Quijote: After ending presentations all over the country, the Colon Theatre ballet company comes back with one of it’s most popular plays.

- Requiem: To start with the Opera Season, it comes back to Colon theatre the Argentinean director Jorge Lavelli, known in the whole world as one of the best theatre directors. In this play, he makes mythology characters human, bringing love and peace over human meanness.

For more information of the plays we can check the theatre calendar in www.teatrocolon.org.ar.


Guided visits

Colon Theatre offers the possibility to make a tour inside the building during the day. The guided visits are made every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. During the tour we are provided with detailed information of the history and architecture of the theatre. The guided visit costs $150.-

Ever been to Teatro Colon? What are you waiting for?


Buenos Aires at night – Bars and Nightclubs


People of all ages that live in Buenos Aires think that this city has the longest nights in the world. This is because there is a part of the city that wakes up when the day is getting dark.

Young people have always had different options to have fun from the beginning of the night till dawn. A few years ago, these places have begun to focus in one particular neighborhood in Buenos Aires, and the chosen one has been Palermo.

Today we will make a tour through this neighborhood, the favorite for the people who visit Buenos Aires, indicating exclusively where we have to go if we are looking for a place to have fun with friends.

Bars and clubs in Buenos Aires


TOP # 5 – Plaza Serrano

Located in Serrano St. and Honduras St., Plaza Serrano’s main characteristic is that it offers a wide variety of options during the day and the night. In the streets that surround this Park, people that like to sightsee during the day will find clothing stores and many others exclusive decoration and design stores. On the park, during the afternoon, there is a fair built where you can buy different handmade products in a good price. In this occasion, however, we will focus in the wide variety of bares and restaurants located in the streets around Plaza Serrano. This places offer food during the day, but also remains open till late at night offering young people the best drinks and the best music.

Here there is a list with the 5 most popular places in Plaza Serrano:

# 1 – Tazz

Located in 1556 Serrano St. besides having a wide variety of the best drinks, Tazz also has pool tables to have fun among friends listening to the best pop music. This place, like the others located around the park, has tables inside and outside the bar for those who like to spend time outdoors with friends.

# 2 – Brujas

Located in 1640 Borges St., Brujas offers not only the option of having something to drink with friends but also enjoying a good meal. At midnight, Brujas open the dance floor with the most popular latin music.


# 3 – Club Serrano

Located in 1551 Serrano St., Club Serrano opens very early in the morning to offer a great breakfast service and remains open offering a nice environment in each moment of the day. It has a first floor with a beautiful deck and an open terrace to enjoy not only a wide variety of food and drinks, but also the best live music.

# 4 – Utopía

Open everyday from the afternoon till 2 am, Utopia is located in 1590 Serrano St. This is one of the most popular bars in Plaza Serrano. It has a great menu and a wide variety of drinks.


# 5 – Crónico

Located in 1646 Borges St., Cronico is the most popular and antique bar in Plaza Serrano. This bar offers different kinds of food and drinks. Besides, it’s popular for transmitting the most important sport events.

TOP # 10 – The best discos

In Palermo, we will not only find the best bars, but also de most popular discotheques in the city. Find below a list with the 10 main places to go dancing in Buenos Aires.
# 1 Pacha

Located face to the river in Costanera Rafael Obligado Av. and La Pampa St., Pacha is the most important disco in Buenos Aires. With a great decoration, the best illumination system and a great quality of sound, this disco offers the best techno, trance and house music guided by the best national and international djs.


# 2 Kika Club

Located in 5339 Honduras St., Kika Club opens from Tuesday to Sunday with rock, Pop and Dance music. It also has the best variety of national and international drinks.
# 3 Jet

From 23 hs, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the best option is going to one of the most exclusive discos in Buenos Aires. The access to Jet is only allowed with prior reservation. With a modern decoration and the best sound quality Jet offers the best techno and house music guide by the national and international djs. Located in 4801 Rafael Obligado Av.
# 4 Tequila

Located also in Costanera, Tequila is one of the most exclusive discos in the city.

Located in 6211 Rafael Obligado Av., the access is only allowed with prior invitations. This place is ideal for people that enjoy house music. Tequila offers as well the best national and international drinks.
# 5 Esperanto

Located in 1625 Juan B. Justo, from 22 hs Esperanto opens for those guests who want to have dinner before dancing with the best latin music. Esperanto is also popular for being the favorite disco of the TV celebrities of Argentina.
# 6 The Roxy Live

Located in 5542 Niceto Vega Av, The Roxy Live is the best option for people that enjoy rock n roll. This place opens at 23 hs with live shows of national rock bands and then continues with the best rock music of all times.

# 7 INK

Located in 5635 Niceto Vega Av., INK Offers the best techno music, in this place with modern decoration and high tech sound. From 22 hs, INK offers dinner and live shows before opening the dance floor.

# 8 Rose Bar

Located in 5445 Honduras St., Rose Bar opens on Thursdays from 19 to 2 hs and Fridays and Sundays from 22 hs to 6 hs. This place offers dinner service for its guests before opening the dance floor with the best pop, dance and latin music.


# 9 Brook

Brook is one of the newest discos in Buenos Aires. On Fridays and Saturdays from 22 hs, Brook offers dinner and live shows before opening the dance floor. This place is characterized for having a big terrace for people that enjoy spending time outdoors listening to the best latin music. Located in 1574 Juan B. Justo Av.
# 10 Groove

 Located in 4389 Santa Fe Av., Groove is open on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays it offers latin music and on Saturdays the best national and international rock and roll. For those who enjoy live music, on Saturdays Groove offers concerts of the most famous national bands.


April 2014 Buenos Aires Events Calendar


Here we have the Abril 2014 Buenos Aires events calendar.

Baires Apartments can offer you a large selection of vacation renatls, fully equipped for your stay during the congress/event in Buenos Aires. Contact us!

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Buenos Aires Events in April 2014

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Here you have a series of links to the event’s websites so you can get more information and get tickets:

-          Exposición – Colores del Silencio: http://bit.ly/1j0ezzS

-          Exposición – Joseph Beuys en Proa: http://bit.ly/1daXqRR

-          Exposición – Mario Testino: In Your Face en el MALBA: http://bit.ly/MqOxXV

-          Exposición Caravana Negra: Gabinete de Curiosidades: http://bit.ly/1gU5w1M

-          Lollapalooza Argentina 2014: http://bit.ly/1nByMOo

-          BAFICI 2014: http://bit.ly/1j0umPc

-          Recital – Cage the Elephant: http://bit.ly/1gUZeuH

-          Recital – Johnny Marr: http://bit.ly/1cWACok

-          7º Conferencia Internacional sobre avances en EPOC: http://bit.ly/1iZd84S

-          Recital – David Bisbal: http://bit.ly/1jwA9dd

-          Recital – Gun’s and Roses: http://bit.ly/1fKTkLy

-          44º Congreso Argentino de Cirugía Plástica: http://bit.ly/1gxJmMO

-           Congreso Argentino de Hipertensión Arterial: http://bit.ly/PLVWTv

-          Recital – Los Cafres: http://bit.ly/1hwiVMh

-          Recital – Hernán Cattaneo: http://bit.ly/1gL8KDG

-          Recital – Placebo: http://bit.ly/1rtYYKf

-          Recital – Lisandro Aristimuño: http://bit.ly/1hwjFAT

-          Feria Buenos Aires Vinilo 2014: http://bit.ly/1fKUvux

-          Recital –Macy Gray: http://bit.ly/1fpihjh

-          Feria del Libro 2014 (La Rural): http://bit.ly/1ifb2tU

-          IV Simposio Internacional de Cuidados Críticos de la FCCHI: http://bit.ly/1qPFH5N

-          Congreso SOLACI – CACI en asociación con TCT: http://bit.ly/1da6tCu

-          Festival de Arte MIRÁ 2014: http://bit.ly/1ggOJQs

-          Simposio Internacional de Bioética: http://bit.ly/1pI3scD

-          Recital – Dios Salve a la Reina: http://bit.ly/1hs9H3u

-          Recital – Fito Páez: http://bit.ly/1hiFQrJ

-          Recital – Ciro y los Persas: http://bit.ly/1fo3VeF

-           Recital – Ruben Bládes: http://bit.ly/1fGFZ71

Esperamos que hayan encontrado util esta informacion!


Where to? Time to shop in Buenos Aires!


When we are in a different city, we can’t help seeing those things, like clothing, electronics or local products that we wouldn’t be able to buy in our city. When we want to shop for something exclusive or unique, a souvenir or something we wouldn’t get in our city is really important to know where to go. Today we will make a list with those places we can go to if we want to do some shopping.

Alto Palermo Shopping Center

We can find one of the most popular malls in Buenos Aires in Palermo. Located in 3253 Santa Fe Av., Alto Palermo Shopping Center has over 150 stores where we can get from clothing and accessories till the latest in electronics. This mall also has a wide variety of national and international restaurants. Around this mall, there are also other stores where we can buy all kinds or products in a reasonable price.

Alto Palermo Shopping

Alto Palermo Shopping on Santa Fe Ave.


Abasto Shopping

Located in 3247 Corrientes Av., Abasto Shopping has a wide variety of options for the whole family. There we will not only find the best brands in clothing and electronics but also different kinds of attractions for people all ages. Among them we will find Neverland, one of the main attractions for kids, it has a variety of the funniest electronic games. In Abasto Shopping we can also find “El museo de los niños” (the kids museum) where the whole family can enjoy with educative and didactic activities.

Abasto Shopping

Abasto Shopping on Corrientes Ave.


Plaza Armenia

Around Armenia Park in Palermo, we can find the best bars and restaurants to enjoy some time with family and friends. There we will also find different kinds of stores to buy clothing and accessories, some of them are characterized for selling only exclusive products.

Armenia Square Shopping

Armenia Square Shopping in Style


Florida Street

Located downtown, we will find one of the most famous streets in Buenos Aires, Florida Av. There we will find a wide variety of all kinds of stores. This street is ideal to spend some time outdoor while we get all kinds of national and international products.

In this street, we will also enjoy different kinds of shows performed by local street artists.

Florida Street Shopping

Florida Street Shopping


Gallerias Pacifico

Located in 737 Florida Av., GaleriasPacifico is one of the most traditional malls in Buenos Aires. We will have not only the chance to buy in the best stores, or choose among a wide variety of restaurants but also enjoy with the beauty of the building. Its decoration has beautiful murals painted by famous artists and a great domed structure in the center. From Monday to Friday, Galerias Pacifico offers guided visits for those people who want to know the history of the building.

Galerias Pacifico Shopping

Galerias Pacifico Shopping

So now you know, jump into the shopping world of Buenos Aires In Baires Apartments we give you all the best tips so you can get the most out of our city!


The benefits of preparing meals during a trip


Empanadas Argentina

When we go on holiday, the topic of food is never a small matter. Undoubtedly, part of the whole experience of discovering a new place is trying the local cuisine. However, not knowing how certain dishes are prepared and trying food that is unfamiliar can leave us frustrated and prevents us from enjoying the rest of the stay.

Choosing a hotel room with self catering facilities can therefore bring many benefits. It gives us the opportunity to eat in restaurants, but also allows us to prepare food that we´re used to.  We´re able to choose between enjoying new dishes in each place we visit and continuing with our familiar diet whilst cooking in the peace and quiet of our own private kitchen.

From an economic point of view, this is a good option, as preparing our own food allows us to save money and reassures us that what we’re consuming is fresh.

Although fast food restaurants can be a quick and cheap alternative, the reality is that we end up consuming unhealthy food renowned for its long term health risks. The best way to maintain a healthy diet is by taking a few minutes in the kitchen to pick and choose our meals. We should also take notice of the way we prepare them (choosing the oven over the frying pan for example). This also means we benefit from not feeling stuffed with junk foods, and will give us more energy which allows us to enjoy our trip more.

In Argentina, people often eat dinner between 9 and 11 PM. For those who are used to eating early and don’t want to wait this late, a self catered room with a fully fitted kitchen would be the best option.

To make sure you´re not tempted to eat out every night during your trip, here´s some advice for when you go shopping:

  • Choose greengrocers, butchers, and bakers over large supermarket chains. These products are better quality and in some cases you may be able to purchase organic products (if this is what you prefer).
  • Ask for seasonal fruit and vegetables. Not only will they be cheaper, but also more flavorsome.
  • In certain parts of Buenos Aires there are farmers markets at the weekends. Visit them to discover unique flavors, meet the farmers and find out how they’re produced.
  • Buy what you plan to use on the day, or at the earliest the day before, so that what you´ve bought hasn´t started to go off. If you change your mind about what you´re planning to eat then you won´t have to go to some sort of fast food chain or restaurant.

Along with these tips, we suggest you try this really easy recipe, suitable for even the most inexperienced cooks. Perfect for any time of year!

Ham, cheese and olive empanadas

Ingredients:

- Ready-made empanada pastry (sold in packets of 12)
- 400 grams of ‘Cuartirolo’ cheese
- 200 grams of cooked sliced ham
- Pitted olives
- 1 egg

Preparation:

1) Cut the cheese into finger sized pieces. Wrap them in slices of ham. Repeat 12 times.

2) Cut the olives.

3) Place the cheese, the ham and some of the sliced olives in the middle of the pastry discs.

4) Brush the edges with the beaten egg (this will help the pastry to bind).

5) Fold the pastry disc in half, locking in the rest of the ingredients.

6) Press down firmly with a fork along the edges to bring the layers together and close the empanada. If you want to, you can try the traditional “pinching” technique. Instructions for this can be found online.

7) Repeat with the rest of the pastry discs. Place them on a greased baking tray and brush the empanadas with the rest of the beaten egg.

8) Place in the oven until they turn golden brown (approximately 30 to 45 minutes).

Serve and enjoy!


Things you MUST do once you are in Buenos Aires


When we visit a city for the first time, we plan our trip upon the places that we have to visit. However, in this occasion we offer a different kind of list. A list with those things that we have to do, traditional of Buenos Aires and which are not specific places to visit but new experiences to live.

Drink “mate”

Drinking “mate” is something traditional in Argentina and without a doubt we should try it if we visit the country. There are different ways to do it, because nowadays “mate” is a drink offered in some of the most popular bars in Buenos Aires and as traditional as coffee or tea.

However, drinking “mate” isn’t something that we have to do exclusively in a bar. We can buy our own “mate kit” in a grocery or a souvenir store and drink mates outdoors as most of Argentinean do.

Mate Buenos Aires

Visit a trade fair

Trade fairs in Buenos Aires are held exclusively during the weekends in different parks of the city. There are different booths in the fairs where we can buy a wide variety of handcrafted products, antiques and even clothing in a very reasonable price. There, you can also enjoy different shows performed in the streets with traditional music and dancing.

Among the most important trade fairs in the city we find the one located in a park called Gral. Manuel Belgrano in Belgrano (Juramento Av. and Vuelta de Obligado, a  block away from Cabildo Av.). On Sundays, in San Telmo, the trade fair is held around Dorrego Park (Defensa St. and Humberto Primo St.).

Ferias en Buenos Aires


Taste traditional food

Buenos Aires offers a wide variety of dishes inspired in international food, but also there are some traditional dishes that we should try if we are in Buenos Aires. It’s not important if we go to the best restaurant in the city or the closest one in the neighborhood we’re staying, roast meat “asado” is a specialty in Argentine and we not only should try it, we will not be able to forget it.

Another traditional Argentinean meal is “empanadas” which are not only delicious but also affordable and ideal when we want to have a quick lunch before continuing our tour through the city.

Probar la carne argentina

Visit a “milonga”

Known as the Argentinean typical dance, Tango is considerate an art in the whole world. In San Telmo neighborhood, we can find the oldest bars of the city, also known as “milongas”, where we can have something to drink while we enjoy the music and the dancing. In some of these places we can also take classes for those people who want to take the experience to the maximum.

Tango y Milonga

Argentinean passion for football

Argentinean people have always been fans of many sports, but it’s definitely football the one that awakes the passion. People who visit the country have the chance to visit the stadiums, where the best football players started their careers. For those who wish to take the experience to the maximum, going to a football match is ideal. You will not only enjoy a sporting event but also share a true Argentinean passion.

Futbol argentino

What else do you think we are missing here? You are welcome to share your suggestions with the rest of the readers!


February 2014 Buenos Aires Events Calendar


Here we have the February 2014 Buenos Aires events calendar.

Remember that Baires Apartments can offer you a variety of apartments fully furnished and equipped for your stay during the congress/event in Buenos Aires. Contact us!

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Events in BA February 2014

Events taking place in Buenos Aires in February 2014

To us, these are the most important events of the month, so we would like to suggest accommodation in some of our apartments that will be available and close to each event:

Copa Claro ATP Buenos Aires -  Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club – Olleros 1510 (10-16/2)
Suggested apartments:

Ortega y Gasset & Baez II

S. de la Independencia & F. Lacroze II

Arce & J. Newbery II

Marchi & Dorrego

 

BAFWEEK 2014 Otoño- Invierno – La Rural – Av. Sarmiento 2704 (15-18/2)

Oro & Guatemala 303 (Gold Soho)

Godoy Cruz & Guatemala

Paraguay & Godoy Cruz III

 

Rock BA 2014  - Ciudad del Rock en la Zona Sur – Av. Fernández de la Cruz y Av. Escalada (13-16/2)

Chile Studios

Defensa & Independencia II

Tacuari & C. Calvo II


Ultra Music Festival Buenos Aires
 – Costanera Sur – Av. España 2230 (21-22/2)

Chile Studios

Apart Independencia II

Tacuari & Humberto Primo

 

Charly García en el Teatro Colón – Teatro Colón – Tucumán 1171 (22/2)

Corrientes & Esmeralda VII

Maipu & Corrientes II

Cordoba & Florida

 

Here you have a series of links to the event’s websites so you can get more information and get tickets:

-          Buenos Aires Playa: http://bit.ly/1gKmE7b

-          Verano Sobre Hielo (La Rural): http://bit.ly/Lzd5N7

-          Muestra Ron Mueck en el Proa: http://bit.ly/19hyP5T

-          EFICA 2014: Feria Internacional del Calzado Argentino: http://bit.ly/1jglPqv

-          Michael Cooper: Stones 50 (Centro Cultural Borges): http://bit.ly/1fgj5bu

-          Recital Miranda!: http://bit.ly/1eqNAug

-          Dancing Mood Bajo las Estrellas: http://bit.ly/1hwoJq3

-          Queremos tanto a Woody (Centro Cultural Borges): http://bit.ly/1dqP2Hd

-          Ciclo de Road Movies (MALBA): http://bit.ly/1em266M

-          Nuevo Homenaje a Luis Alberto Spinetta: http://bit.ly/1fI6knP

-          Claudina Placenti en el Jardín Botánico: http://bit.ly/1cVyrQ6

-          Copa Claro ATP Buenos Aires: http://bit.ly/1eqObMN

-          Recital Las Pastillas del Abuelo: http://bit.ly/1b2FmZ2

-          Rock BA 2014: https://www.facebook.com/RockenBA

-          Recital Ricardo Montaner: http://bit.ly/1cVzmA6

-          Recital Transatlantic: http://bit.ly/1b2FXtI

-          BAFWEEK – Otoño Invierno 2014: http://bit.ly/1kdIfc0

-          Ultra Music Festival Buenos Aires: http://bit.ly/1isJktr

-          Recital Rod Stewart: http://bit.ly/1fQiiLf

-          Recital Laura Pausini: http://bit.ly/1eNjuPZ

-          Charly García en el Teatro Colón: http://bit.ly/1dqQmtp

-          CEMCA Argentina 2014: Exposición de Piel y Cuero: http://bit.ly/1brzWRW

-          Caravana Negra: Gabinete de Curiosidades (Alianza Francesa Buenos Aires): http://bit.ly/N3FuwH

-          Recital Alejandro Fernández: http://bit.ly/1cVAZOd

 

We hope you find this information useful! If you do, please leave us your comment!


Are you an apartment or a hotel kind of person? Survey results!


Holiday rentals are something the majority of you have already tried, with 97% of respondents to our survey saying that they have rented an apartment at least once. On delving further, for 40% of you it is a frequent choice, while for 30% is it always the first choice.

People who rented apartments

People who rented apartments

There are two main reasons why you prefer apartments to hotels:  you get more space for less money and, above all, the freedom that they provide. Also, the possibility of experiencing living closer to locals is something that 18.5% of you value as a positive aspect.

Reasons for choosing apartments over hotels

Reasons for choosing apartments over hotels

For you, staying in an apartment is the best option when taking longer trips or when staying with family. It undoubtedly offers a lot of advantages: you have more space, you can ‘make it your own’, and perhaps more importantly, you have total independence to come and go as you please, to stay at home to eat, to take a rest during the day, to rearrange the room etc.

Ideal kind of trips for apartments

Ideal kind of trips for apartments

As one of the tales you gave us recounts, staying in an apartment allows you to plan your meals and to eat healthier as a result: a good idea is to look for a nearby supermarket on the first day and to do a healthy food shop… but then you get hooked on the local food and end up having to give the fresh stuff to neighbours!

Speaking of neighbours, many of your stories tell how living with locals gives you the chance to get to know local customs and traditions, and to even be invited to birthdays and other colourful celebrations.

We have really enjoyed reading your stories about your stays in apartments. Some of them seem incredible; with one apartment stay even demonstrating an adventurous personality being rewarded by fate: years after losing touch with an old flame due to long distance, the apartment rented by our friend for her holiday (we´ll call her Laura) ended up being in the same block as his! They bumped into each other in the lift and… let´s just say all those rooms weren´t needed!

However, there are things that hotels offer that you miss: the daily care, maintenance and cleaning of rooms. We´re continuing to work hard and innovate so that this is no longer a problem! What would you like for us to do to fix it?