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Saturday, 26 September 2015

There’s a New Five-Peso Bill and It Looks Awful[The Bubble]
The BCRA has been releasing new versions of the hundred-peso and fifty-peso bills, with both of them being praised locally and internationally for their beautiful designs ...

Sovereignty Tent: Protesting Against the ‘Extractive’ Model in the Heart of the City[The Argentina Independent]
Carpa de la Soberania (Sovereignty Tent), began on Friday at the Obelisk in the centre of Buenos Aires where a large tent was erected. Protesters milled about among locals and tourists in the shadow of the symbol of the city to bring attention to their cause.

Friday, 25 September 2015

5 Most Curious Events of the Malvinas War[The Bubble]
The conflict over the islands produced a fracture in this mentality since Washington considered both Britain and Argentina important partners in the Cold War struggle. Naturally, US policy makers unanimously favored a diplomatic solution to a military one.

2015 Festival of the Foreign Communities and Supermoon Lunar Eclipse at the Planetarium[BA Travel Guide]
The Planetarium organizes a special event with free access to the public to observe the Total Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, with several telescopes, a giant screen, and music.

"Lapacho" trees announce the arrival of Spring in Buenos Aires[BA Travel Guide]
A tree native from the North-West of Argentina, that was planted many years ago in Palermo Chico by the end of September every year punctually announces the arrival of Spring with an explosion of pink flowers.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Why Argentina Has Horrible 4G LTE Coverage[The Bubble]
What happened to the sun-drenched afternoons spent running in the open air? In Argentina, perhaps those days aren’t forever lost…because you’re officially one of the worst countries for 4G LTE coverage – and frankly, there’s no choice but to accept some ridiculously slow cell service.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

This Week: The Buenos Aires Turkish Film Festival[The Bubble]
This section comes with three celebrated and prize-winning films, such as Winter Sleep, winner of the Palme D’Or in Cannes 2014, Sivas, whose director, Kaan Müjdeci, was awarded the Venice 2014 Special Jury Prize and Come to My Voice, winner of the 2014 Best Film Award in Mar del Plata.

A shopper’s guide to Tigre[The Real Argentina]
This little boutique is a textiles heaven and every knitter’s dream stocking a range of hand-spun, -knitted or –crocheted homewares and garments, all produced by the hands of local designers.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Chile Food Festival Comes To Buenos Aires This Saturday[The Bubble]
It seems Buenos Aires has been eating its way through the best foods the world has to offer since the start of year. Scotland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Bolivia and Brazil, among others have all had their culinary cultures celebrated at ferias and festivals throughout the city.

What You’re Most Likely to Lose on the Subte[The Bubble]
We came across a post from somebody who had lost an object that was very similar to the one that had been handed in that day. So we managed to contact him by phone to work out if it was the same object. Finally, that afternoon, he got back in touch with us and, having asked him to ..

The five best bookshops in Buenos Aires[The Real Argentina]
Libros del Pasaje is the real deal, a proper bookworm’s bookshop. Floor to ceiling shelves display spines in their thousands, the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable and the airy atmosphere is conducive to a whiling away a few hours sifting through the array of books they have on offer.

Monday, 21 September 2015

The Bubble’s Guide to Spring Day and Buenos Aires’ Top Parks[The Bubble]
Still within the confines of Caballito, this circular green space was completed in 1910 as part of a celebration of the May Revolution. Designed by Franco-Argentine landscape architect Carlos Thays (he designed most of the city’s parks), Parque Centennario boasts huge pines and jacarandas, covered in rich violet blossom.

Everybody Calm Down: The Tip of the Obelisco Is Safe and Sound[The Bubble]
A 3.5 by 3.5-meter replica of the tip was placed in front of the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) to allow viewers to take a closer look at the iconic structure.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Buenos Aires Zoo: Animal Graveyard?[The Bubble]
report published by the Buenos Aires General Audit (AGCBA) accused the zoo of causing the “disappearance of species” in addition to providing “bad living conditions for the animals.”

Tips for Volunteering in a Hostel in Buenos Aires (and Beyond)[Wander Argentina]
Whether you’re moving to Buenos Aires or backpacking through South America, volunteering for accommodation can be a great way to meet people, get to know the city and save some cash. Many hostels take volunteers, who usually work anywhere between fifteen to thirty hours per week in exchange for anything from a bed ...

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Argentina's Fernandez Isn't Going Quietly As Her Term Nears End[Bloomberg]
Next month, Argentina will elect a president who, for the first time in 12 years, is not a Kirchner: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner or her late husband Nestor. It is a prospect that delights many investors eager to move on from the Kirchners ...

Report: University of Buenos Aires Ranks Number One in the Region[The Bubble]
Apparently, researchers at UBA usually published work saying they were only from the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet) without mentioning they were also a part of UBA. This year, they began stipulating this more, which boosted their “citation per faculty” results — one of the categories in which universities are measured — tremendously.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Folclore: from Gaucho to Electro beats[The Real Argentina]
Between Charo Bogarín’s technical grace and magnetism and Diego Pérez’ twerking on samplers, guitar and keyboards, Tonolec’s kaleidoscope concerts conjure ceremony like journeys to the North of Argentina.

7th French Week in Buenos Aires[BA Travel Guide]
The Festival comprises a series of activities to enjoy French culture, art, gastronomy, fashion, music and architecture, free and open to all, including free guided visits to emblematic French buildings and sites in Buenos Aires, a movie festival at Alliance Francaise, make-up and fashion shows, art exhibitions, concerts, and a gastronomic festival.

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