Try not to salivate! Eat Drink Travel’s correspondent explores the sumptuous side of Floripa, a surfing destination along the coast of Brazil. Continue Reading →
Everyone tells you that hiking Peru’s Inca Trail “isn’t that bad.” I believe ‘moderate fitness’ is the requirement listed on most travel websites.
Well, I’m here to tell you the real story: they’re lying.
Hiking the trail to Machu Picchu was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Continue Reading →
Visiting Buenos Aires? Chances are, you’ve just had a big night out.
A wine bar? A closed door restaurant? A steak place? Dinner in Argentina runs from 9 pm to 1 am, and the night has just begun. You’ve got to hit the late night scene after that. The bars open sometime after 2:00am, with the really good “early bird” deals and free drinks available until 3 am.
Then the crowds start to pour in, the tunes kick into high gear, and everyone dances until…well, sometime after the sun comes up. If this is the case then, you’re going to be famished. And let’s be honest – hung over and craving a good old North American dirty breakfast of eggs benedict, bacon, and the greasy works. Not to mention coffee that’ll really knock your socks off.
Of course, you may have heard a few myths about BA brunch culture…which we’re about to bust right now. Continue Reading →
The city of Buenos Aires hosted its annual Italian Food Week in of May 2014. In Argentina, the Italian influence is everywhere—the food, the fashion, the hand gestures and the futbol. And there is plenty of modern day evidence that descendants’ of immigrants who came to Buenos Aires in the 1900s are flourishing. 45 different restaurants participate in this annual week of foodie heaven featuring special menus, special prices and special events. It’s reasonably priced: three course lunches in the 10 dollar range and three course dinners in the 20 dollar range. Who could resist? I was lucky enough to get out to sample a bit of what the city had to offer. Continue Reading →
For travellers to Latin America, it can be a tricky to spot the tourist traps from the local haunts that deliver. An endless buffet awaits of fusions, flavours, and fare in a metropolis like Buenos Aires. With the wealth of options and lure of tourist traps, how can you get a memorable meal? Continue Reading →
In the world’s eighth largest country, the choices of what to see and do in Argentina can be overwhelming. Of course, the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires lures travellers with milongas, restaurants, and charming architecture. But there’s also jungle and desert in the north; penguins and glaciers in the south; and tons of wineries and ranches in the centre.
Unfortunately, the modes of transportation are not as plentiful. Unlike Europe, long distance trains are scarce in Argentina. Although the overnight bus is a comfortable way to travel, it sometimes requires twelve hours (or more) between destinations. I was dying to get outside of Buenos Aires to see everything that Argentina had to offer. Could I plan a whirlwind tour of Argentina in just eight days? And without going broke or sight-seeing bus stations? Continue Reading →
On the outer edge of the trendy Palermo Hollywood neighbourhood, you’ll find Astor Bistro – a humble restaurant tucked into a side street of Buenos Aires, Argentina. But don’t judge the restaurant by its small size: this one’s a keeper. Astor’s Chef/Owner, Antonio Soriano, has spent years training and working in high end locales around … Continue Reading →
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from living in Buenos Aires, it’s that this city is full of contradictions.
Consider the dining world of Buenos Aires. Renowned for incredible steak houses, waiters in white gloves serve top grilled sirloin (‘bife de chorizo’) to patrons with a flourish of pomp and ceremony. But outside, there’s street meat galore. A choripan vendor will hand you the most delicious chorizo sausage sandwich of your life, but without the epicurean frills of the steakhouse. Continue Reading →
South Peru is best known as being the basecamp for those visiting Machu Picchu or embarking on a trek on the infamous Inca Trail. For the veggie traveller who dreams of seeing these sacred ruins up close and personal, there is no need to go hungry. Cusco is an incredibly veggie-friendly city with many of … Continue Reading →