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  • Hometown

    Galway, Ireland

  • Location now

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Work published

    The Irish Times, Boston Globe, Scotland on Sunday, China Daily, The Telegraph (Australia) Reuters, Reuters India, Scientific American Online, Time Out Buenos Aires, See magazine, to-hawaii.com, The Riviera Times (France)

  • Travel philosophy

    Just do it

  • Craziest place

    Perm school of Ballet in Russia

  • Bizarre experience

    A Chinese business lunch

  • Advice

    Take ziploc bags, learn a few words of the local language, keep a journal, talk to locals, couchsurf

  • Dream destination

    Japan, Southeast Asia, Road trip U.S.A

  • Traveled before

    Most of western Europe, China, Ghana, Australia, Canada, U.S., Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden

  • Going next

    No idea - I'll know when I get there!

Jessica McGovern's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • When to Go

    Sep 22, 2010 - Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    High season in Tigre is the same as in Buenos Aires – the summer months of October through March see ......

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  • Getting To And Away From Isla Martín Garcia

    Sep 20, 2010 - Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Getting To and Away Although the island is close to the town of Carmelo in Uruguay, it is usually reached by ......

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  • Holidays And Fiestas

    Aug 19, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    August is the perfect time to visit if you want to experience Argentina\'s famous dance style; the Tango World Championships ......

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Hotels

  • Casa Las Canitas

    Sep 14, 2010 - Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Casa Las Cañitas is beloved by its loyal fans, who seem to come back again and again. The boutique hotel ......

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  • Baires Apartments

    Sep 14, 2010 - Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you’re in a couple or group, then it may make sense to rent an apartment for your time in ......

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  • Sheraton

    Aug 28, 2010 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The Sheraton is generally used for work, rather than pleasure. It has a good conference center and is located close ......

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Restaurants

  • Filo

    Sep 15, 2010 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Strangely, for a city full of Italian immigrants, the B.A. pizza leaves a lot to be desired. But Filo is ......

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  • Soul Cafe

    Sep 15, 2010 - Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you’re looking for chilled vibes and groovy music then look no further than Soul Café, a 70s-style bar that ......

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  • Mute

    Sep 15, 2010 - Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you’re looking for the fashionable crowd, you’ll find them at Mute. This sleek resto-bar (with a sister bar in ......

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Activities

  • Isla Martin Garcia

    Sep 15, 2010 - Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    About 50 families share the peaceful confines of this island, which is less than one square mile in size and ......

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  • Museo Mitre

    Aug 29, 2010 - Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    You\'ve seen him on the $2 peso bill, and the B line of the Subte is named after him, but ......

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  • Museo De La Policia Federal

    Aug 29, 2010 - Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    You may find yourself the only patron of this often overlooked museum but this only adds to the creepy atmosphere. ......

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Tours

  • BsAs4u

    Aug 21, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    For visitors fascinated by tango, look no further than the \'Tango City Tour\' from BsAs4u (www.bsas4u.com). The tour, which takes ......

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  • Bicicleta Naranja

    Aug 21, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The beauty of B.A. being relatively flat is that bike tours are great fun and not very strenuous. La Bicicleta ......

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  • Bitch Tours

    Aug 21, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you\'re looking for a tour with attitude, then Bitch Tours, run by local diva Augustina Mendez, is for you. ......

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Schools

  • El Pasaje

    Aug 30, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    El Pasaje Spanish school offers both intensive and regular Spanish courses that focus not just on the language, but on ......

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  • Cactus Spanish

    Aug 19, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    For a good \"combined\" option (group classes plus one-on-one) try Cactus Spanish, situated in a beautiful old French-style building near ......

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  • Vamos Spanish Academy

    Aug 19, 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you want to learn Spanish in B.A.\'s coolest neighborhood then check out Vamos Spanish Academy in Palermo. Classes are ......

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