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Living in Argentina: The Pros & Cons

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020Argentina 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 …

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Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain – Differences

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Most students of Spanish today eventually ask the same question, “Should I learn Latin American Spanish or Spanish from Spain?”. Another common question is “What are the differences between the two types of Spanish?”Learning a language for travel, work, or pleasure is highly recommended as a personal development or career …

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Finding Your Irish Argentine Roots – Irish Genealogy Resources

Last updated on January 16th, 2020If like me, you’ve been travelling for any period of time, cultural identity becomes more important. My background has definitely become something of a source of interest, pride even. This renewed interest is cultivated by people prompting me to discuss it. Everywhere I travel, there are always people that want to …

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Violet Jessop: Irish-Argentine Traveller & Titanic Survivor

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Violet 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 …

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

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Guillermo 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 …

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Che Guevara’s Irish Roots – The Irish in Argentina

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Che 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 …

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Medical Services and Hospitals in Argentina

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Argentina’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 …

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

Last updated on January 16th, 2020Comparing 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 …

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Where to Stay in Buenos Aires – The Best Accommodation Options

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020Finding 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 …

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