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Aprenda espanhol e se divirta esquiando em Bariloche!

sexta-feira, 10 de junho de 2011 - 20:06
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Aprenda espanhol e se divirta esquiando em Bariloche!

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20 great things to do in Toronto

quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2011 - 17:03
postado por Younger Intercâmbio

1. Get sprayed at Niagara Falls

Niagara falls is a must on any visit to Toronto. It may be a 90-minute drive from Toronto, and an unashamed major tourist attraction, but watching 750,000 gallons of water a second slide of a cliff right in front of you is pretty impressive by any standards. Visitors can experience the falls from the top – the Table Rock site allows you to stand a mere metre away from the edge of Horseshoe Falls – and behind – the Journey Behind the Falls will have you donning a yellow mac and decending 38 metres (125 feet) through solid rock in a lift, to stand next to the curtain of water. For a real thrilll, book a flght over the falls with Niagra Helicopters (www.niagarahelicopters.com).

2. Survey the wide blue yonder

It may not be the highest tower in the world now Burj Dubai is scraping the desert skies, but Toronto’s concrete spike – the CN Tower – is the classic way to hit the heights. For a stunning view from a less lofty perch, but with drinks and atmosphere worth savouring, try the Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt or the Panorama Restaurant and Lounge.

3. Avoid injury with shinny

Just about everyone can ice-skate in Canada, but don’t let that put you off having a few embarrassing tumbles at Toronto’s 50 or so outdoor rinks – the two most popular ones are at the Harbourfront Centre and Nathan Phillips Square. Ice hockey – particularly that played by the beloved Leafs (Toronto Maple Leafs) – is the city’s obsession and tickets for bruising games are almost always sold out. Mug up on your knowledge of the national game to impress the locals at the Hockey Hall of Fame, and if you want to give the sport a go, try joining in on a game of ‘shinny’ (the informal ‘be nice’ version of the game) at any public rink. All you need is a stick and some skates.

4. Climb some wondrous stairs

Celebrity architects have been busy in Toronto. First Daniel Libeskind designs the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal for the Royal Ontario Museum, incorporating a stunning Stair of Wonders, with its cabinet of curiosities, linking the historic wings. Then Frank Gehry gets cracking with the Art Gallery of Ontario, where his dramatically curving sculptural staircase that rises through a glass ceiling from the second to fifth floors is the toast of the town.

5. Get undressed on the islands

The Toronto Islands are fantastic walking and cycling territory, where getting back to nature can mean training your binoculars on the feathered residents of a seabird sanctuary, or disrobing on the nudist beach. However you choose to enjoy these breezy beauty spots, leave plenty of time to enjoy all their treasures.

6. See the shamrock behind the maple leaf

Toronto’s significant Irish roots are evident all over town, but perhaps most movingly in Ireland Park, where Rowan Gillespie’s sculptures commemorate the arrival of refugees from Ireland’s great famine, in the same style as those haunting Custom House Quay in Dublin. The area that most prettily recalls the influx of Irish farmers and growers in the 19th century is Cabbagetown – so called because the immigrants here filled their gardens with brassicas. Once a slum, Cabbagetown is now a desirable neighbourhood, and the organic vegetable of the Don Valley Brick Works Park, together with the vegetable stalls of the farmers markets at the quaint city farmyard of Riverdale Farm make the area more redolent of feast than famine.

7. Unsheathe the credit card

This is a shopping city, and it’s the heavyweights that attract the numbers. Holt Renfrew, in exclusive shopping district Yorkville, is Toronto’s show-off department store, a glittering temple of la-di-da attire, where visiting celebs have their own private shopping suites. One of the city’s top tourist destinations, however, is not made of such swanky stuff. Toronto Eaton Centre has hundreds of shops full of bargain-hungry Americans spending their bucks. The rather more scrubbed up Yorkdale – the first mall in North America – has a humbler Holt Renfrew inside.

8. Eat your way around the world

Welcome to one of the world’s most diverse cities – 49% of Toronto’s population was born outside Canada – so the presence of a Chinatown, a Greektown, a Little Italy and various settled communities hailing from Portugal, Poland and Jamaica come as no surprise. Whatever your cosmopolitan palate craves, you can eat in this town. We recommend dim sum from Lai Wah Heen, sushi from Hiro Sushi, ice-cream from La Paloma Gelateria and souvlaki, tzatzíki and dolmades from the dreamily Aegean Ouzeri.

9. Behold delusions of grandeur

Back in the 19th century the wealthy chose to remain aloof from the great unwashed by creating pleasure domes high on the hill of Casa Loma. One such moneybags was financier James Austin, whose lavish manse – Spadina Historic House & Gardens – gives a fascinating insight into high society life. More sublimely ridiculous is the ostentatious folly Casa Loma, designed by grandiloquent architect EJ Lennox for magnate Sir Henry Pellat. Further Lennox lavishness can be experienced in Le Meridien King Edward hotel, whose guests go around with a crick in their neck from gawping at the soaring marble splendour all around.

10. Applaud a dramatic theatre venue

Toronto’s self-styled ‘North Broadway’ billing might be overstating the point, but in terms of venue numbers, the city has an impressive theatre scene. As memorable for their architecture as for what happens on stage, the two most show-stopping venues are Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre, North America’s only double-decker theatre complex and Young Centre for the Performing Arts – three stages in 19th-century tank houses in the Distillery District.

11. Perfect your drive at the drive-in

The driving range at the Polson Pier entertainment complex is one of a number of golfing attractions but it has another life after dark – as North America’s largest drive-in movie screen.

12. Think on your feet

Comedy is second only to hockey as Canada’s most important cultural export. Toronto is heaving with comedy venues and even has its own comedy college (Humber School of Comedy/www.humber.ca). The oldest and most famous venue for belly laughs is Second City but Bad Dog Theatre Company, a full-time improvisational venue was the breeding ground for talents like Mike Myers and Colin Mochrie. If you fancy yourself as a bit of joker sign up to one of the weekly drop-in improv classes.

13. Have a brew

Beer lovers needn’t bother with imports if they’re trying to avoid the bland and mass produced. Microbreweries are going strong in Toronto. One of the best is Granite Brewery, whose bitters, ales and stouts are available only on the premises. You can drink in some history with your pint at Steam Whistle Brewery, where, within a vintage Canadian setting, you can join a tour to learn about combining hops and malt to create the perfect refreshment. Your reward is to sample the beers.

For a stimulating brew up – or hangover cure – follow your nose to the Balzac Coffee Roastery, a retro coffee house where beans are roasted on the premises. The cup that cheers is the business of the Red Tea Box, a scented boîte in an old coach houses where the list of teas is exquisite.

14. Join Toronto’s free wheelers

This city is made for cyclists. Generally speaking you can cross the entire city by bike unscathed, using bike lanes and enjoying the flat route east-west along the spectacular lakeshore. Hiring bikes is easy too, thanks to Centre Island Bike Rental (Centre Island Pier, 416 203 0009) and Wheel Excitement (www.wheelexcitement.ca).

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15. Party

Get glammed up (and be prepared to queue) for one of the most concentrated party scenes in the world. We’re talking the Entertainment District, which draws upwards of 30,000 clubbers on any given Saturday night. If you’re a Bright Young Thing, the best place to get a taste of the whole giddy experience is Republik, with its dazzling lights and sparkling waterfall. Slightly more mature revelers are happier in Schmooze. Decadent narcissists are in heaven among the wading pools and waterfalls of champagne-soaked C Lounge.

16. Scrub up

The Ontario countryside is bristling with destination spas, which combine gracious grounds, stunning views, clean air and hydrotherapy, but the city of Toronto boasts some splendid spas of its own. The swankiest, with lovely sunny terraces, is the Windsor Arms Spa. Simpler, but guaranteed to leave you cleaner than you ever thought possible, the Hammam Spa has a steam room to loosen up in before being pummelled into submission.

17. Meat the locals

Carnivore? You’re in the right city. The best cuts of locally reared animals are on the menu of a variety of showpiece restaurants. The most celebrated one is the Canoe Restaurant & Bar, where prime cuts of Canadiana from beasts such as Nunavut caribou, rare breed porkers from Manitoba and cattle from Alberta are at the heart of chef Anthony Walsh’s acclaimed cooking. Who cares about assessing your meat’s provenance, however, when it’s burgers your soul craves? Toronto folk let their rumbling stomachs lead them through the city that was once known as Hogtown in search of ground beef patties – not pork. The finest beef / bun combo is an excessive signature dish at Bymark, and they’re pricey but delicious at Czehoski, too. A more modest, classic burger is the business at Allen’s. Vegetarians, however, need not weep into their tofu – Fresh by Juice for Life have created a blameless, miso pattie that fills a gap.

18. Listen up

Opera is hot in Toronto, home of the acclaimed Canadian Opera Company (www.coc.ca), whose performances sell out all season long. The city aspires to have a technically brilliant venue to house such talent, but Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts disappointed Torontans looking for something to equal La Scala or the Sydney Opera House. More architecturally exciting is the new TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning at the Royal Conservatory of Music (www.rcmusic.ca), with its acoustically perfect concert halls and educational resources. Classical purists, however, still prefer an evening in the Glenn Gould Studio, the historic Massey Hall or the mellow Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, main stage for the fabulous Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir and favoured by such contemporary artists as Rufus Wainwright.

19. Take to the water

The city’s greatest natural asset is the Waterfront, and it continues to be a work in progress. So the best way to enjoy simple lakefront pleasures is to amble towards attractions such as the Harbourfront Centre, a cultural destination next to Queens Quay, with its outdoor performance spaces. If you’re accompanied by children, keep going west for Ontario Place, where the rides and attractions will involve getting at least a little wet. It may not have all the bells and whistles of Canada’s Wonderland, but it’s much more easy to reach and in the heart of the city.

20. Be a Victorian villager

Stroll back in time in the Distillery District, North America’s largest and best preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture. It’s an atmospheric part of town, and new life is being breathed into it all the time – most compellingly via the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, home to Soulpepper Theatre Company. Keep your strength up on your 19th century tour by calling in at epicurean temples Brickstreet Bakery (peerless pies and pastries) and SOMA (cheering chocolate).

Fonte: TimeOut

Zoológico vertical em Buenos Aires serve como base para aves migratórias

sexta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2011 - 19:02
postado por Younger Intercâmbio

Os arquitetos Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman e Hofi Harari divulgaram recentemente a criação do “ECO-Cliff”, proposta desenvolvida para a competição de “Zoológico Vertical de Buenos Aires”. O “ECO-Cliff”, que em tradução livre seria um penhasco ecológico, é uma torre revolucionária que irá servir como uma base para a nidificação de milhares de aves migratórias e também como um habitat ecológico para os diferentes animais e espécies da “Reserva Costanera Sur”. A estrutura deve funcionar como um zoológico tradicional.

A Reserva Costanera Sur de Buenos Aires, está localizado no bairro de Puerto Madero e é visitada por centenas de turistas que passam pela cidade. Esta gigantesca área natural oferece uma interessante variedade de flora e fauna contra o leito do Rio de La Plata.

Com a forma de um penhasco é basicamente um esqueleto rígido coberto por redes e cabos de aço de diversas densidades que cobrem diferentes funções enquanto mantém, à distância, a imagem da torre como um penhasco orgânico.

Este emaranhado permite a abundante entrada de luz solar e ar fresco, assim como a água da chuva, em áreas preferenciais. Juntamente com um sistema de vegetação enraizada no sistema de rede, assim essa estrutura cria um pequeno ecossistema nos limites do edifício.

A entrada dos visitantes na torre ocorre através de um sistema de teleférico. O controle é feito dessa maneira para minimizar os danos à reserva causados por veículos motorizados e reduzir a emissão de gases de efeito estufa na cidade. A entrada principal se conecta a um sistema de transporte público.

Como uma de suas principais funções, a “Eco-Cliff” vai acomodar uma variedade de aves migratórias que passam para a Reserva Costanera Sur acada ano. As áreas de nidificação das aves migratórias poderão acompanhar os visitantes humanos ao longo de sua trajetória ascendente em todos os variados elementos da torre, incluindo os espaços de outros animais e as plataformas de observação.

A torre terá sistemas de energia solar por células fotovoltaicas, instalações de tratamento de água e reciclagem, que em conjunto, fazem deste jardim zoológico vertical praticamente auto-suficiente.

O ponto de vista educacional da “Eco-Cliff” criaria uma experiência inesquecível para educar o visitante a bordo, bem como um marco espetacular para a Reserva Costanera Sur e para a cidade de Buenos Aires.

Fonte: CicloVivo

Valentine’s Day: Melhores bares em Sydney para o primeiro encontro

segunda-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2011 - 16:02
postado por Younger Intercâmbio

Bennelong Bar, Sydney Opera House

Ambience There’s really nothing like sitting beneath the sails of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House, sinking back in curved chocolate seats with a glass of wine and taking in the view.

What to order Award-winning sommelier John Clancy’s wine list runs the gamut from the Barossa to Bordeaux and everywhere vine-worthy in between. The crab sandwiches are essential.

In the know There’s not a bad seat in the house – every plush seat has killer views of Sydney Harbour – but it’s best at sunset.

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Shore Club, Manly

Ambience The roof at Shore Club peels down to show the beachfront and let in the breeze.

What to order Order the Pimms cup to share. Trust us.

In the know Head right up to the roof for a private tent.

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Zeta Bar, Hilton Sydney

Ambience Head bartender Grant Collins and company can make you anything you care to name. The space is sophisticated with dark nooks, squishy banquettes and a long, polished bar. And if it’s a bit of fresh air you’re in need of, there’s a huge balcony looking over the QVB.

What to order Try a ‘sensory experience’ cocktail – fun, 10-minute experiences that involve being blindfolded and played music from an iPod. The ‘Tiki’ involves being sprayed with coconut scent and drinking out of a huge pineapple.

In the know The lounges out the back are a great place to hide if you’ve had one too many Manhattans (or the date is going especially well… ).

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In Situ, Manly

Ambience You can’t beat it for vibe and it has excellent cocktails. It’s a cool, breezy courtyard café by day, and an atmospheric, classy, candle-lit cocktail lounge by night.

What to order They do a fantastic Cuba Libre but if beer’s your friend, they have a good selection as well as a modest wine list.

In the know There’s a happy hour each evening as well as regular live music.

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Aperitif, Kings Cross

Ambience It’s a cosy old terrace in the heart of the Cross with one of the city’s best wine lists.

What to order The wine list is incredible and there’s also a tapas menu offering share plates – perfect with a Martini or beer, too, if you’re not a lover of all things wine related.

In the know Sit out in the courtyard under the arms of the ancient fig tree or nab a lounge right down the back. Romantic.

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Ash Street Cellar, Ivy Sydney

Ambience Because the space is reliant on outdoor seating, diners light up left, right and centre, which can be off putting if you’re not a smoker. But hey, it’s all part of the European bar experience – breathe in the atmosphere.

What to order There’s an impressively large Champagne list as well as a great selection by the glass, bottle and carafe – perfect with Lauren Murdoch’s excellent tapas menu.

In the know Demonstrate your savoir faire by heading to Ash Street via Angel Place, thus avoiding having to queue for Ivy proper.

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Café Lounge, Darlinghurst

Ambience The 70s couches, Tretchikoff prints and multi-coloured lantern lighting gives it the ‘I wish this was my local’ vibe and the food and drinks are designed to make you feel at home.

What to order A small but reliable selection of wine turns up a few gems and the beer selection is a who’s who of trendy Surry Hills favourites including Little Creatures and Coopers Pale Ale.

In the know Look out for rotating house specials and DJs.

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Different Drummer, Glebe

Ambience A favourite with Glebe’s glitterati, it’s packed three deep at all times and has a working model train that makes its way around the room. Really.

What to order Their sangria is a signature but they also feature a selection of local and imported beers. Try one of the classic cocktails off their recently re-worked list.

In the know Pitch a pozzy out the back in the enclosed garden or brave the throng in the dark pockets of the main bar. There are two-for-one drinks between 6 and 7.30pm, and the bar stays kicking until 2am.

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Lotus, Potts Point

Ambience From Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, teardrop chandeliers and backlit resin bar, to drinks straight up, neat or perfect, this place is all class.

What to order The polished and professional bar staff here would rather have you trying something new (or classic) rather than reverting to Lychee Martinis and Midori Splices. There’s also an exceptional wine list, if cocktails aren’t for you.

In the know Arrive earlier in the evening and sit at the bar for maximum cocktail love. The restaurant serves great food, too. Order the roast chicken for two, if it’s on.

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Shop and Wine bar, Bondi

Ambience It’s Barbie-Dream-Home-small with a handful of tables and chairs inside and out. It’s also nice to be able to visit a bar in Bondi that isn’t just churning through the punters and the drinks.

What to order The wines on the list aren’t the most exciting in Sydney but they’re reasonably priced and they have half bottles – which is extra cool. They also claim to make “possibly the best Bloody Mary ever!”).

In the know They offer a ‘mystery wine’ on the menu. Fun.

20 great things to do in Buenos Aires

sexta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2011 - 18:02
postado por Younger Intercâmbio

1. Become a Boca fan

Ole, ole ole, ole. The most thrilling and visceral experience of any visit to Buenos Aires is probably donning a fluffy blue and yellow hat and bouncing along with the tribal fanatics of Maradona’s beloved team. The intoxicating display of the leaping and singing multitude is often more exciting than the game on the pitch. There is no more intense encounter than Boca Juniors playing their rivals River Plate. But any visit to Boca Juniors’ intimate Bombonera stadium will be an adventure that you’ll never forget. A word of warning, hang on to your wallet!

2. Eat intestines and even more glands

Possibly even a more essential cut than the wonderful steak is the offal. The chorizo and morcilla (black pudding) will usually be accompanied by crispy chinchulines (chitterling), briny riñon (liver) and the truly delectable molleja (sweetbread). As they arrive on your plate, you could be forgiven for a wobble at the sight of their biological appearance. But if you persist, you’ll be treated to a quintessentially Argentinian feast. Don’t forget your camera – it will be great for grossing out your friends when you get home. You can try them at La Brigada.

3. Frolic in a love hotel

Not quite as seedy as they sound, telos, as they are known in Buenos Aires slang, are rented by the hour and offer as much fun as you can have, well, with your clothes off. When you check into one of these albergue transitorios, identified by neon lights and a token shrub outside the door to offer the pretence of anonymity, you and a loved one can enjoy a couple of hours frolicking on water beds under mirrored ceilings, in all manner of themed rooms. Head to Rampa Car.

4. Tour the eye of the Tigre

Forty-five minutes from the noise and smog of downtown is an almost unspoilt subtropical delta full of densely forested islands and shining waterways. Hop on to a river bus and enjoy a boozy picnic. See www.tigre.gov.ar.

5. Witness the social coming of Christ

No, honestly. Every half hour on the quarter hour, a 20-metre plastic Jesus rises from the earth (also made out of plastic) at the wonderfully surreal Tierra Santa, the world’s first religious theme park (www.tierrasanta-bsas.com.ar).

6. Get lost among the dead

Losing yourself in a labyrinth of tombs and mausoleums might sound like an Edgar Allen Poe short story. But Cementerio de la Recoleta, a remarkable necropolis in one of BA’s most exclusive areas, is the final resting place of the good, the bad and the beautiful people of Argentina’s past. When you find the crowd, you have found Evita’s ghostly flower-strewn monument.

7. Dine in style

Brunch at this super-chilled Scandinavian Olsen restaurant is probably the best in the city. For those really suffering there is an ample vodka menu for hair of the dog remedies. Opulent and expensive, high tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel offers a glimpse into BA’s past wealth and grandeur.

Blow the budget at El Bistro, possibly BA’s most exciting restaurant, within the remarkable Faena Hotel + Universe. Headed by Mariano Cid de la Paza, a protégé of star Spanish chef Ferrán Adriá, the menu is as singular as the Philippe Starck-designed interior. Inspired by molecular gastronomy, ‘spherifications’ of olives and ‘foams’ of lettuce appear. Think of a Spanish omelette served in a martini glass.

8. Mind your toes at a milonga

The spirit of tango oozes from every corner of Buenos Aires. Milongas (tango nights) blend the familiarity of a social club with the elegance of a 1930s ballroom dance. Etiquette is king at venues such as La Calesita: men and women are seated on either sides and procuring a partner involves an intricate code of subtle nods and eyebrow twitches. The traditional milongas attract the older crowd, but several welcome novices: visit Tango Cool, La Viruta and La Marshall.

9. Snack on coffee and medialuna

In Buenos Aires, you should drink a cup of freshly roasted coffee with a crispy medialuna (Argentinian croissant). A splendid place to bite into one is the Café Tortoni, the city’s most traditional café. Founded in 1858, it has doubled as both a bohemian and literary joint over the years. The best part is that it hasn’t lost any charm, despite the throngs of tourists that hover around.

10. Drink until the early hours

One of the kings of the bar scene is Gran Bar Danzón. Although the food is great, crawlers rarely look beyond the drinks menu. The cocktails are ingenious and the vast wine list is mostly available by the glass. If that booze isn’t enough for you, then browse through the Park Hyatt’s vinoteca (wine bar), which is home to over 3,000 bottles of Argentinean reds and whites.

11. Have a picnic and go bird watching

With over 200 species of birds, scuttling iguanas as well as joggers and cyclists, the Reserva Ecólogica Constanera Sur is a multi-purpose green space. In this nature reserve, four lakes, giant pampas grass, willows and shrubs create a lush habitat for local wildlife, as well as keen exercisers. Here, you can join around 15,000 visitors who descend here to picnic and enjoy a spot of bird watching in peace. Moonlight tours are organised once in a while, but make sure that you book ahead of time.

12. Marvel at South American modern masters

You can’t leave Buenos Aires without a trip to Malba: Colección Costantini, where works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Tarsila do Amaral share the walls with lesser-known Argentinean modern masters. There is an excellent café and terrace restaurant, plus a small cinema specialising in art house retrospectives.

13. D is for dulce de leche

The milky caramel syrup is the flavour of the city. You’ll find it in sweet delights, ranging from cakes and bonbons to ice cream and crepes. We recommend trying dulce de leche in torta rogel, a crispy cake with layers of soft meringue at the upscale bakery-café Como en Casa; taking a light bite of some alfajores (round biscuits) at Florencio; or eating a filling flan at the cantina on Chico.

14. Pay homage to Evita

It’s hard not to think of Evita when visiting the presidential palace, Casa Rosada. Check out the balcony on which the Peróns spoke to the people and the spot where Madonna belted out her famous Argentina ballad in the film Evita. Then head to the Museo Evita, housed in an aristocratic residence that Peron expropriated to convert into a women’s shelter for his wife’s welfare agency. Gaze at paintings and posters, as well as fabulous outfits (and jewellery) that she wore on tours of Europe.

15. Go relic hunting on San Telmo

You may hear that San Telmo is dirty, run-down and unsafe (mainly at night). But don’t let that stop you from looking for hidden gems on San Telmo’s main drag, the Calle Defensa. Here, you can find antiques in the shops tucked away around every corner, many at bargain prices. To step back in time, visit the lovely Pasaje de la Defensa, a refurbished 1880 house spilling over with bric-a-brac stores. Alternatively, take a trip to El Zanjón de Granados, a beautifully restored residence, which encapsulates three centuries of urban living.

16. Pick up classic souvenirs

Once you’ve tanned, tangoed and drunk yourself silly, then it’s time to go home. So don’t forget to take a few souvenirs with you. Find a cool mate set for your morning coffee at the shop Estudio MW and a polo shirt from La Martina. Fill your cellar with traditional Malbec wine from any supermarket and if you’re a collector of curios, a gaucho knife set is a must-buy from the stalls at Feria de Mataderos.

17. See a polo match in Palermo

Long regarded as a sport for the elite and possibly the world’s oldest sport, polo has made Argentina famous. The sport is played in Buenos Aires between September and November. The latter is the golden month when the Abierto Argentino de Palermo (Argentinean Open) takes place at the magnificent 16,000-capacity Campo Argentino de Polo. Beginners and experienced players can have lessons: El Rincon de Polo club is probably the best choice of school.

18. Tango, tango and yet more tango!

Carlos Gardel was to tango what Elvis was to rock ‘n’ roll. He is probably the most prominent figure in the history of ballroom dance. A new house museum, the Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, celebrates his legendary years in Buenos Aires, and you can pay your respects to him at the Cementerio la Chacarita. If you want to give tango a whirl, head to the Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso, a serious venue in which respected artists perform regularly. If you prefer to dip and swirl members of the same sex, then the gay milongas are the place to be. La Marshall and Tango Entre Muchachos are excellent venues for queer tango.

19. Groove to South America’s best DJs

Blend in with the hippest people in the city at the Niceto Club, undoubtedly one of the city’s trendsetting nightspots. Traditional South American styles and rhythms mix with electronica, driving the crowd absolutely wild. Don’t miss Wednesday’s underground party Zizek, one of the best nights in town.

20. Turn fashion conscious in Palermo Viejo

While international designers are always popular, local couturiers command top peso these days. At the Palermo Viejo, you can discover funky boutiques that stock the latest fashions. Consider Cecilia Gadea’s romantic range, inspired by ocean waves, or the willowy bohemian look of Mariana Dappiano. Sift through Maria Cher’s eclectic collection of cocktail dresses and enter a world of fantasy when you gaze at Martin Churba’s experimental prints.

Fonte: TimeOut