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Independiente – River Plate in Buenos Aires

In Argentina football is religion they say. It is not only the number one sport but people live it. When travelling around, it soon becomes clear everybody supports a team. The majority support River Plate and Boca Juniors, the two most successful teams of the last decades. There are a couple of other major teams located in the capital like San Lorenzo and Velez Sarsfield. However, if you’re looking for a team with a lot of history, Independiente is the one to visit…

Skiing the Andes…again

May 2014 I returned back home from my long trip. Having been away for quite a while, I was looking forward to some continuity. I soon started life as a freelancer and my first contract was a fact. Working on an important project for a year meant I had faced quite a few deadlines and that I had been looking at a computer screen for a while. Therefore, time had come to participate in some outdoor activity. Another trip to the Southern Hemisphere where winter was in full swing, was on the agenda…

San Lorenzo – Olimpo in Buenos Aires

Previously in Buenos Aires I had visited matches of River Plate and Boca Juniors, the two most famous teams of the country. While these were nice experiences, especially River Plate (I don’t like Boca!), I wanted to have a more local experience this time. San Lorenzo was the chosen one…

BA & MV; studying Spanish

I have been to Argentina and Chile four times in the past. Every time it was a regular holiday which made studying Spanish quite ambitious because I preferred exploring the country and skiing some great terrain in the Andes to spending my well-deserved vacation in a language school. This time I’m traveling for a year so I simply had no excuse…

Argentina and Chile; steaks, nightlife and the Andes

When I was skiing in Sun Peaks (Canada) I discussed travelplans with a guy I had met. He mentioned his ex-girlfriend had snowboarded in Argentina. I had no idea at the time there was even snow in South America. Almost six months later I landed in the country known for big delicious steaks, football and tango.

la Cabrera, steakhouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina is famous for tango but also for great steaks. Their meat is so tender it makes every man’s heart pound faster. If you really want to challenge your heart, pay la Cabrera with a visit!

River Plate – Argentinos Juniors in Buenos Aires

Pablo Aimar, Gabriel Batistuta, Claudio Caniggia, Hernan Crespo, Ariel Ortega and Javier Saviola all played for River Plate. Combine that fact with their beautiful home jersey and you’ll understand I had no choice but to see a game in Estadio Monumental.