Not-so-touristy things to do on a quick escape to Santiago de Chile

By Tracey Chandler

If you fancy taking a quick trip to Santiago de Chile, only two hours from Buenos Aires by plane, and you only have a few days to spare, there are a number of places you should visit and things you should do which arenot quite so touristy as visiting the Fine Arts Museum in front of Parque Forestal, for example.

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A long-term visit to South America digs up the cruel reality of a very recent past

By Tracey Chandler

Many travelers choose to visit South America because of its spectacular terrain, the rich languages spoken, salsa, cumbia, caipirinhas and the “relaxed” attitude to life. However, those who choose to live in South America or devote a great deal of time studying, volunteering, or working on the continent, know that South America is much more than beautiful scenery and beach parties. Continue reading

Children in need in Buenos Aires and beyond

By Tracey Chandler

Children in need is a global issue. Hogar de Niños Maria Luisa does everything it can to help and support children from Villa Ballestar, one of the northern Greater Buenos Aires provinces on the outskirts of Capital Federal, but it’s not alone in its efforts. Connecting Worlds finds out what Hogar de Niños in Buenos Aires and You Change the Orphaned Children in China have in common. Continue reading

Girls!… How to get set-up and organised in Buenos Aires in two days

By Tracey Chandler

If you’re female, traveling alone and planning to stay in Buenos Aires for a long time on a particular project or as part of a gap year, you’ll need some help and advice from a single, British female who has lived in Buenos Aires since 2009. Here’s how to get set-up and organised in Buenos Aires in just two days…

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