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Four Months Without Gas: A Survival Guide

It was a morning like any other. Mid-March, about 9am. I’m making eggs when the portera rings to say that they are turning the gas …

The Break Club, Buenos Aires
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Take a Break…Literally

Have you ever felt the need to break something? Throw your computer against the wall or smash a bottle in attempt to let off steam? …

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An Interview with Geometrical Street Artist Poeta

I’ve been fascinated with the rise of abstract and geometric street art. The disciplined approach these artists take toward their “canvases” forces them to consider …

Parque Lezama, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Time Traveling with Biking Buenos Aires

“Get a bike,” they told me, “you’ll see so much of Buenos Aires on a bike.” For months and months, this is what I heard. …

Korean BBQ @ BBQ Town, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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An Argentine Reacts: Korean BBQ

Expats regularly complain that Argentines lack palatal adventure. We went straight to the source to test their taste buds. When I invited my friend Esteban to help …

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Keep Your Seat, I’m Not Pregnant

By Vivi Rathbone. The first time someone asked me if I was pregnant on the subway, I was embarrassed. Claire and I were standing near …

Plaza de Amas, Cusco, Peru
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Passport to Peru: A 5 Minute Guide to Cusco

At first, Cusco seems quaint, small, and orderly: dignified churches and respected ruins dot the area giving the city a stately, somber allure; a grid …

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Three Venezuelan Restaurants in Five Days

Three Venezuelan Meals. One article. 120 hours. This was the challenge I gladly accepted from my editor Vivi. The Feria de Gastronomía – Sabores Venezolanos is …

Korean Food @ BBQ Town, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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BBQ Town: Korean Food is Closer Than You Think

I am what some might define as a lazy human being. Meaning that after work, I tend to spend my nights watching Netflix, rather than …

Pretty Books, Bainbridge Island, WA
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Where to Buy English Books in Buenos Aires

Article by Brennan Lake. Sorry, Ateneo didn’t make the list. Forrest Gump might have said “Life is like a book store in Buenos Aires.”  For …

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On A Winter’s Day

How to let go, give in, enjoy and be healthy and happy this winter When the shortest day of the year leads to the longest …

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The Lonely-Hearts-Club Tango Binge, or, Karenina’s Dopamine

Tango was a great distraction. Maybe I was addicted to the dopamine rush. Tango made me buzz. I could feel my vibration rise when I …