Frommer's Buenos Aires Paperback – Aug 9 2011
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From the Back Cover
Enjoy live music and funky atmosphere at Soul Café, the centerpiece of the trendy Las Cañitas bar scene. See chapter 9.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Michael Luongo has written about Argentina for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Bloomberg News, Out Traveler, and many other publications. He is also a co-author of Frommer’s Argentina. His debut novel, The Voyeur, was published by Alyson Books in 2007, and he has several other travel books. He has visited all seven continents and more than 80 countries, but few have stolen his heart like Argentina. Highlights of his travels include riding Juan Perón’s coffin through the streets of Buenos Aires during his 2006 reburial, and wearing Evita’s perfume to a dinner party. Visit him at www.michaelluongo.com and www.misterbuenosaires.com.
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It's been over a decade since I visited Buenos Aires, and this book made me want to go back. As Mr. Luongo notes in his preface, now is the perfect time to visit Argentina because virtually everything is relatively inexpensive for the US traveler. Previous to the economic crash of 2001, Buenos Aires was a notoriously expensive city, comparable to New York City. When I visited Buenos Aires in 1993, the US dollar and the Argentine peso were equal and often exchangeable. Taxis, restaurants, etc., accepted dollars and pesos as though they were the same currency. Those days, apparently, are long gone.
Of course, the sections of the book I enjoyed most related to Evita. Michael Luongo provides a brief biography of Evita, and he reviews the "Museo Evita," or "Evita Museum," which is headquartered in Buenos Aires and headed by Evita's great niece. If there were one thing in Buenos Aires I would love to see, it is this museum! Some day, hopefully....
I wish it would devote a bit less material to hotel reviews and add better (bigger) maps...