Backpacking Abroad: Destination South America

South America outperformed all other travel destinations in the world in 2011, according to statistics taken by the United Nations. With a 10 percent rise of tourist travel, there must be something beautiful to see across the continent.

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Study Spanish in Buenos Aires

It's possible to travel around South America without knowing any Spanish, but it certainly isn't advisable - it'll be harder to get around, you'll end up paying more for things because you can't negotiate, and you'll have limited contact with locals, who are what make South America the awesome place...

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What to eat in Buenos Aires

Argentina's reputation as a meat-lover's paradise is well-deserved: its inhabitants have perfected the art of barbecue — slow-cooked on an outdoor grill, accompanied by the beverage of your choice — it’s a wonderful thing. But it isn’t just about meat; the Argentinean table offers more than just carne -- though...

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Tango in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is known for tango; it's part of the history of the city. It is kept alive in restaurants and tourist areas in the ever-present "tango show," which features the iconic music — often live — and several dancers, the women dressed in the appropriately short skirts and high heels.

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Why Your Mum is Wrong: Drinking 'Mate' in Argentina

Your mum brought you up to have good manners, I'm sure, and expects you to do her proud while you're travelling: clean up after yourself, eat with your mouth closed, say please and thank you. And she's right, of course.

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Argentine Madness - a Football Match in Buenos Aires

“Are you ready to live 45min of pure adrenalin?” That's what my friends told me the first time they invited me to see a Boca - River football match.  It was played at the Boca Junior stadium (La Bombonera, as the locals call it). The match ended one to on

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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

San Telmo is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, and manages to preserve it’s essentially colonial style.  From the very corner of Defensa St, you will feel as if you are walking through the old town of any European city, but soon you will realize that there...

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How to Party in Buenos Aires

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How to Party in Buenos Aires

It’s 8pm in Buenos Aires, and you’re ready to go out to party.  But there’s no-one outside.  Why? People in Buenos Aires adhere to a set ritual: dinner at 9.30pm finishing around 11pm and sit around the table for about an hour having coffee, and then head to a bar...

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