10 of the best hotels near the sights in Argentina

(The Guardian) With the peso dropping 50% against the dollar, Argentina is affordable again, including characterful hotels and hostels in Mendoza, Patagonia, Buenos Aires and other hotspots. Hacienda de Molinos, Salta This 17th-century former governor’s residence is a comfortable stop-off on Ruta 40 through the Calchaquí valley in the rugged north-west. The hotel is reached […]

The grace and airs of Buenos Aires

(Turkish Airline’s inflight magazine) Where can you spend the morning browsing leather boutiques on South America’s most exclusive shopping avenue, catch a nail-biting polo match in the afternoon, and then devour a succulent rib-eye at a top steakhouse before relaxing in a stunning Belle Époque mansion? It could only be my city, Buenos Aires. Currently flying […]

Colombia’s coffee revolution

(Selector) As we survey María del Carmen Toro’s fertile coffee, banana and avocado farm, the sun has started to lower and mist is slowly gathering in the valley. “The conflict was intense here,” she recalls. “Bombs went off all the time and ‘they’d’ come here at 1am, demanding we prepare them food.” The ‘they’ to […]

Paraguay’s answer to TED talks

(Atlas of the Future) Drawing from their backgrounds in fashion, advertising, the entertainment industries and social organisations (or NGOs), in 2011 four dynamic Paraguayan entrepreneurs cooked up Koga, a social business focused on growing and supporting the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their home country. With the aim of incubating initiatives and projects that could create a social […]