The 10 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires

(Fodor’s) While Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s more cosmopolitan cities when it comes to dining, the capital city is especially known for serving up some of the world’s tastiest steaks. At Buenos Aires’ parrillas (steakhouses), sample grass-fed, organic, smoked, and dry-aged beef, and a vast array of cuts, such as entraña (skirt), ojo […]

Rock star

(Wallpaper*) Rock star: Zuccardi Valle de Uco, Mendoza. The icing on the design cake for Zuccardi’s mammoth project is picking up a gold medal for architecture and landscaping from Great Wine Capitals this week. I must have visited this winery five times since it opened in March, and I adore the Andean panorama, the wines coming […]

#NiUnaMenos

Women and men in Argentina and other South American countries marched yesterday in the name of #NiUnaMenos, an Argentine campaign that calls for action on crimes against women.  But besides actions, Spanish speakers should start assessing the very language they use in everyday speech, given that so many insults are based on women’s behaviour or body […]

Digs of the week: La Alondra Hotel Factoría

(Condé Nast Traveller) You could be forgiven for thinking that this dramatic, industrial-looking hotel in the Paraguayan capital is a Victorian factory conversion. It was, in fact, built from scratch just a few years ago using reclaimed red brick and wood, recycled corrugated iron and custom-made railway tracks. The historical vibe is enhanced by a […]

How a Cleaning Lady Became One of Argentina’s Only Female Grill Chefs

(Munchies) Asado. A beef-dominated barbecue extravaganza using the entire spectrum of a cow (including chitlins, sweetbreads, brain, skirt steak, fillet, and short ribs), devouring asado in Argentina is as regular an activity as bowel movements. Pioneered by Argentina’s gauchos (cowboys), who’d hack up unsuspecting bovines roaming the vast pampas flatlands in the 18th century and now replicated […]

Isolated dwellings

(Suitcase) This is a comeback story, a tale of two rural communities in Argentine Patagonia that had almost faded into obscurity forever, if it hadn’t been for the tenacity of three people. While only 102 miles apart, it takes about four hours to travel across the stony terrain from Cabo Raso to Bahía Bustamante, both […]