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living in Argentina expat and digital nomad guide

Living in Argentina: The Pros & Cons

Argentina sits at the bottom of the world, far from any international flight hub, and embroiled in economic problems that sometimes make visitors nervous. It’s a little bit off the beaten track. But Argentina is not only a fascinating, exciting, and incredibly huge country to visit, it’s also a wonderful country to live in. Argentina …

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Irish In Argentina

The Irish in Argentina – Resources

Argentina has the world’s 5th biggest population of Irish descendants, a fact I didn’t know until I visited the country. Personalities like Admiral William Brown (founder of the Argentine Navy), Che Guevara (Grandson of an Irish Immigrant), and Violet Jessop (Titanic survivor and inspiration for the character “Rose” in the James Cameron movie), trace their …

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Violet Jessop Irish Argentine Titanic Survivor

Violet Jessop: Irish-Argentine Traveller & Titanic Survivor

Violet Jessop, Argentina-born daughter of Irish Immigrants lived to the ripe old age of 83 years. A long life for someone born in 1887 when you consider that early 20th-century life expectancy was much lower than it is today. What’s more interesting, however, is that Jessop managed to cheat death on several occasions, surviving against …

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Admiral William Brown – The Irish Founder Of Argentina’s Navy

Guillermo Brown, born William Brown, is probably the most well-known Irish person to have made a name for himself in Latin America. As the first admiral of the Argentine navy and a highly respected and victorious leader, Admiral William Brown influenced Argentina more than any other immigrant from Ireland. William Brown’s early years Born in …

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Che Guevara's Irish Roots

Che Guevara’s Irish Roots – The Irish in Argentina

Che Guevara Lynch is a legend in several countries. A traveller and nomad, explorer, hero, villain, liberator, oppressor, killer, politician, and icon. He’s also one of the most famous Irish-Argentine personalities along with William Brown, the Irish founder of the Argentine Navy. Guevara is well known for being a leading figure in the Cuban Revolution …

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Medical services and hospitals in Argentina

Medical Services and Hospitals in Argentina

Argentina’s doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical staff are highly-educated professionals that work to a very high standard. Hospitals and clinics in Buenos Aires, in particular, are well equipped and professionally maintained. If you venture out into the provincial small towns the standard drops somewhat but medical facilities in larger cities are at international levels of …

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Bogota vs Medellin – Which is Colombia’s Best City for Living?

Comparing Bogotá with Medellín, the two biggest cities in Colombia is bound to ruffle some feathers. The aim of this blog post is to offer a good comparison of the two biggest cities in Colombia and two of the most desirable cities in Latin America. If you’re a traveller, digital nomad, or expat looking for …

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Where to Stay in Buenos Aires – The Best Accommodation Options

Finding somewhere to stay in Buenos Aires is not difficult in the short-term. Finding long-term rentals, on the other hand, takes some work. There are bargains in both types of accommodation and it pays to take some time to evaluate your options. We’ll take a look at rentals, long-term and short-term in both Buenos Aires …

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