Argentina

Tips and Articles in Argentina

There is life in the easternmost reaches of Argentina's capital. Fashion impresario Alan Faena and design "bad boy" Philippe Starck have finally transformed an abandoned century-old grain depository into the 83-room Faena Hotel + Universe. The out...
Patagonia is mythical, one of those places that live as much in the imagination as in reality, which makes a trip there feel momentous: in an age when your neighbor has penetrated the monasteries of Bhutan and your boss has paid court to the mount...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
Call it what you will: buzz, spirit, or—borrowing, appropriately enough, from Borges—fervor. Some cities have it, other cities have it in a big way. Buenos Aires is definitely in the latter group. Mixing european style with latino passion, the arg...
Get the Facts "It was not dreary," Paul Theroux once wrote of Patagonia. "It was hardly anything. There was not enough substance in it for it to have a mood." Poor Theroux. He had traveled thousands of miles, but he hadn't gone far enough. A...
Argentine designer and painter Alicia Goñi and her husband, polo player Juan Martin Zavaleta, have revamped a 100-year-old ranch into the shabby-chic Ranchito de la Huerta (Orchard Ranch), an hour's drive northwest of Buenos Aires. The setting: ...
Zapa is a locksmith. A good-hearted country boy, he is duped into opening a safe and then set up for the theft that follows. This being the countryside, where everyone knows everyone, nobody involved wants him to suffer unduly for his naïveté. He ...
Dedicated style hounds are honing their hunter-gatherer skills by tracking down secret addresses known only by word of mouth. Five of our favorite private shops: LONDON: Ring the doorbell at Saturday (26 Chilworth St.; 44-207/706-7271; open Saturd...
(46) China The year of the bunny slope You've tied up the yak, claimed a spot near the yurt's potbellied stove, and are happily slurping a bowl of mutton stew. Not your typical après-ski. But in China, the latest ski and snowboard frontier, this i...
In the early nineties, Argentine fashion icon Alan Faena (creator of Latin America's cultish Via Vai ready-to-wear line) and design virtuoso Philippe Starck toyed with the idea of creating "a temple of pleasure" in Buenos Aires. Despite the city's...
To the gauchos, farmers, and other residents of Chilean Patagonia, the region's wild rivers are an integral part of the landscape, descending steeply from the Andes past hardwood forests and glacial lakes to the crystal-clear fjords of the Pacific...
The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B&B's and restaurants. Today wine tourism has exploded—not only in California, but around the wo...
When Aldo Sessa undertakes to show you "his" Buenos Aires, he does so in true Porteño style: with elegance, charm, and passion, and perhaps a bit of mania. Driving with Aldo can feel like being in a video game. But, really, why should he trifle wi...
El Chaltén—a little village in the Argentinean Andes that sits at the gateway to that country's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares—is surrounded by such delicate beauty, such a vast and varied ecosystem of pine forests and rushing rivers, granite spire...
The dance floor is packed at the tango hall Confitería Ideal for one of Buenos Aires's all-night milongas. In the harsh light of grimy Victorian chandeliers, gray-haired gentlemen work the floor, steering women wearing the kind of T-strap shoes se...