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I am a journalist from New York City living in Buenos Aires. After spending 15 years as a writer and editor in New York City, I moved to Argentina in September of 2006. I love music, travelling and writing in my blog, Theme for Great Cities, at www.jeremyhelligar.blogspot.com.

  • Hometown

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Work published

    People, Teen People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Interview, Vibe, The Miami Herald, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, Out, in, Time Out Buenos Aires, and more

  • Travel philosophy

    I'll try anything TWICE!

  • Craziest place

    Macchu Pichu

  • Bizarre experience

    Meeting a German guy and two French people in a bar in London who were communicating to each other in English.

  • Advice

    Don't drink the water!

  • Dream destination

    Africa and Australia

  • Traveled before

    England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Prague, Austria, Germany, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada, all over the U.S.

  • Going next


Jeremy Helligar's Guide Book Entries


  • Tierra Santa

    Jul 19, 2011 - Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    It's not Disney World, but among famous theme parks, it's probably better than Dollywood. Dedicated to the Biblical era, particularly ......

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  • Biblioteca Nacional

    Jan 23, 2009 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The largest library in Argentina, this seemingly gravity-defying structure in Recoleta is more like a museum than a sanctuary for ......

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  • Boquitas Pintadas

    Nov 12, 2008 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NOTE: This business has closed.Rock & Roll! Like the Chelsea Hotel in New York City and the Chateau Marmont in ......

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  • Axel Buenos Aires

    Oct 17, 2008 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The Axel is billed as South America\'s first gay luxury hotel and a sequel to the Barcelona-based flagship. The lobby ......

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  • LoiSuites Arenales

    Oct 17, 2008 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    (ROOMS: $100-160) LoiSuites Arenales is one of three LoiSuites hotels in Buenos Aires. You’ll find zero local flavor at LoiSuites, ......

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  • El Viejo Almacén

    Jan 23, 2009 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    A 40-year-old tango complex in San Telmo, the four-story El Viejo Almacén is more than a place to enjoy a ......

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  • El Balcón

    Jan 23, 2009 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Balconies with a view are a dime a dozen in BA, but they don't get much better than El Balcón ......

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  • El Querandí

    Jan 23, 2009 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Dinner and a movie? Been there, done that. How about fine dining and tango in a 140-year-old house in Monserrat? ......

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  • Tierra Adentro

    Jul 19, 2011 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    San Telmo's Sunday antiques market on Avenida Defensa meets its match with this crafts store in El Centro that seems ......

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  • Salón Canning

    Jan 23, 2009 - Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If it's tango that you are looking for, you'll find it at Salón Canning. This locale is one of the ......

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  • Museo de la Pasión Boquense

    Jan 21, 2009 - La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    After tango, wine and steak, fútbol (soccer) is the fourth great Argentine pastime. And how deep is their love of ......

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  • Patio Bullrich

    Jul 19, 2011 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    This converted meat auction house, built in 1867, is the oldest and most upscale of Buenos Aires' quintet of majestic ......

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  • El Ateneo

    Jul 19, 2011 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    El Ateneo is sort of like Buenos Aires' answer to Barnes & Noble—only without the one-of-a-million retail-chain feel. That said, ......

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  • Ligier

    Feb 25, 2009 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Argentina's reputation for wine production still can't compare to its rich tango history, but it's getting there. To be completely ......

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