Argentina

Yerba Mate 101

My brilliant entrepreneur husband recently started his own e-commerce store selling yerba mate. I had never heard of mate before I met him, but I quickly learned about this important staple of Argentinean culture. In honor of this drink my husband loves, here is everything you need to know to understand mate culture. While Argentinean …

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Buenos Aires like a Local

When I first announced I was moving to Buenos Aires, people got so excited! The general consensus seemed to be that it’s a beautiful, awesome city and that many people would love to live there. “It’s one of the few international cities I could see myself living in,” one travel writing friend told me. It …

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The Real Story of Evita

So who was Evita, and why do the Argentineans love her so much? How does someone go from a poor peasant to a political leader to an immortal legend? I went on a dedicated Evita tour with Viator to find out.

The Mighty Alfajore: A Taste Test

Forget candy bars, Alfajores are a national obsession here in Argentina. Originating in the Middle East then transforming once in Spain and again in Argentina, the modern Alfajore is a large cookie filled with dulce de leche (sometimes mousse or jam) and usually covered in chocolate. You can buy fresh ones in bakeries and prepackaged …

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