Tasting Buenos Aires: food tours, street art and tango – a local’s guide to the city

With budget airline Norwegian launching direct flights to Buenos Aires this week, local experts show our writer around their city, and also chip in with a few tips of their own

Cafe culture in Buenos Aires – in pictures

Via Instagram, Vicky Martínez beautifully captures the timeless atmosphere of the Argentinian capital’s cafe scene

Buenos Aires city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America

The Hula Hoop Games – Buenos Aires

The modern hula hoop was invented in the late 1950s but people around the world have played with hoops for centuries. Traditional materials for hoops include willow, rattan, and stiff grasses. The Hula Hoop Games in Buenos Aires were started in 1959 and now attract contestants from around the world. At these Games the emphasisContinue reading “The Hula Hoop Games – Buenos Aires”

The Hula Hoop Games – Buenos Aires – Part 2

The accuracy events involve both throwing and rolling. The basic idea is that the hoop should land over one of three 2-feet long armadillos that are placed at distances of 100, 200, and 300 feet from the thrower. Since 1963, pottery armadillos have been used instead of real ones in order to save the animalsContinue reading “The Hula Hoop Games – Buenos Aires – Part 2”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Hula Hoop Games in Buenos Aires

Another throwing event is the Wrist Snap Retrieve where entrants throw the hoop high into the air, but with reverse spin so that when the hoop hits the ground on its rim it returns in the direction of the thrower. The person who throws the hoop the furthest away from them and yet still makes it come backContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Hula Hoop Games in Buenos Aires”