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Buenos Aires by Bike

Bicing is the name of a ‘community bicycle program’ in Barcelona inaugurated on March 22, 2007, similar to the Vélô service in Toulouse, and Vélib‘ in Paris.

This Bicing system or Public Bicycle Sharing System is also working in Buenos Aires: the city government lends a bicycle for free for a period of up to two hours. They can be removed in Bicing stations and be submitted in another city Bicing station.

If you’re a tourist in town, you can now use the Public Bicycle Sharing System to get to know the City in a different way. Head to the closest station, show your original passport and provide a photocopy. You will also need to leave your personal information and contact information of the place you’re staying at: address, hotel name (as applicable) and telephone number. They will take your picture and you´ll have to punch in your PIN number. You sign the affidavit accepting the terms and off you pedal!
The service is free of charge and is available Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM..

Another option for tourists to visit and discover a different Buenos Aires is to rent a bicycle, for example with La Bicicleta Naranja or Bike tours. They have a large fleet of bicycles, perfectly suitable for street circuits. This service includes safety helmets and locks.
They also organize tours where you’ll be immersed in history, culture and current affairs of the city through the eyes of the locals.

However, whether renting a bike or touring, it is interesting to know which streets are those with greater exposure to risk. And based on the same, determining routes or walks. The most dangerous streets are the avenues Rivadavia, Corrientes, San Juan, Cordoba, Belgrano, Santa Fe and 9 de Julio.

Check in this map where to ride safely: Ciclovias.

And make sure to wear sunscreen 😀

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Ice skating in Buenos Aires

If you are visiting Buenos Aires during the winter and want to try some ice skating, this week the Paseo Alcorta shopping opened an ice rink. The mall will host an ice rink until September and it it will cost $ 40 for 45 minutes. In addition, shows and demonstrations will be offered during the weekends.

And, beyond entertainment, if you are looking to take classes and have fun while doing a different exercise, you can visit other ice rinks such as My Way in Palermo, Winter in Caballito or  The Ice Planet in Flores.

  • Paseo Alcorta:
 Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero
  • My Way: 
Av. Cabildo 20, Palermo. Tel.: 4773-0236/4771-7690
  • Winter:
 Yerbal 1617, Caballito.
Tel.: 4631-7883
  • The Ice Planet:
 Av. Rivadavia 7431, Flores.
Tel.: 4611-9218

Cooltips: 6 places to see and be seen @ Buenos Aires night

Caracas Bar

Caracas Bar has become  the spot where latinamerican expats meet. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 7pm. They have a terrace where you can try all sorts of Ron.
Caracas Bar: Guatemala 4802, tel.: 4776-8704.

Soria

Another new bar: they opened las year and thanks to their great garden they have become once of the most visited bar before going out to party all night long. Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 8pm to 2 am. Saturday from 9pm to 4 am.
Gorriti 5151, Palermo. Tel.: 4832-1745.

Makena Cantina Club

From Monday to Monday you’ll see live bands: every day there is something going on. Since it’s not very big, we suggest you getting there early.
Open from 8am to 4 pm and from 8 pm.
Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo. Tel.: 4772-8281.

Gibraltar

One of the most succesfull bars of San Telmo: their specialty is beer. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 6pm.
Perú 895, San Telmo. Tel.: 4362-5310.

Frank’s Bar

One of the first speakeasies of Buenos Aires. Great drins & music. In order to get in you’ll need a password, which can be obtained following the clues on teir Facebook page.
Open fron 10pm
Arévalo 1445.

Crobar Buenos Aires

The great heir of the local electronic move, thanks to its location and good selection of international DJs. Open only on Fridays, Saturdays.
Crobar Buenos Aires is on Marcelino Freire s / n (near Av del Libertador 3886), Paseo de la Infanta, Arch 17, Palermo. Ticket prices range from $ 40 to $ 100. Do not go with your cap on, they will not let you in.

Escapate en tu propia ciudad!

Este fin de semana hacéte una escapada en tu propia ciudad!  Veníte y desconectáte en Home Hotel.

Promo Superior:

1 Brunch para 2

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1 noche de alojamiento en habitación Superior

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Desayuno Home para 2

USD 230 (IVA incluido)

Promo Suite:

1 Brunch para 2

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1 noche de alojamiento en Suite

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Desayuno Home para 2

USD 330 (IVA incluido)

Términos y Condiciones:
 
-La promoción es válida solo por los días Viernes 4, Sábado 5, Domingo 6 de Mayo de 2012. 
-La promoción debe ser abonada al momento de reserva.  Las reservas no pueden ser canceladas ni modificadas una vez efectuadas. 
-Horario de check in: 14hs.
-Horario de check out: 11.30 hs
-El brunch consiste en: plato principal de menú de brunch a elección, postre a elección, café, 1 bebida sin alcohol por persona y 1 bebida brunch por persona (1 copa de vino, 1 cerveza quilmes, 1 Mimosa o 1 Bloody mary). 
-El desayuno consiste en Desayuno Home.
-Promoción sujeta a disponibilidad.

Tartan Day Parade @ Buenos Aires

Next Saturday the City Government will celebrate the Scottish community.
This is part of the program “Buenos Aires Celebra” which promotes knowledge and cultural exchange between locals and the different established communities in our country.

The parade will start at 3pm this coming Saturday April 14th and is organized by the Scottish Association of Argentina and will be held in Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar.

There will be music and traditional dances performed by arts groups and historical recreation, as well as handicrafts and typical products.

St. Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

The ties between Ireland and Argentina are much closer and older than the trivial ethyl celebration of St. Patrick’s day, and the large Irish community in the country strives to keep the celebrations of the Irish saint’s day in the local calendar each year. Here are the most traditional Irish bars of Buenos Aires where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:

The Killkenny
Marcelo T. de Alvear 399 – Retiro
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4312-7291

The Clover
Av. de Mayo 1357 – Monserrat
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4342-9109

DownTown Matías
Echeverría 3195 – Belgrano
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4545-1050

The Shamrock
Rodríguez Pena 1220 – Recoleta
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4813-5332

Dubliners
Humboldt 2000 – Palermo
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4771-6178

Also, in some countries the St. Patrick’s Day is not complete without a parade. This tradition arrived  to our country and for the past three years there is a parade that is part of the official celebrations.

This year’s event is organized by the Argentine Irish Association “William Brown”, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the Irish Embassy. The parade begins at 18:45 at the corner of Arroyo and Suipacha and ends at the Plaza San Martin with a music show (Pipers Tartan Army, The Kilt, Mac Manus, Mestizo Rock) and Irish dancing (Argentina Celtic group).

So, don’t be afraid, go green and celebrate St. Patrick’s day!

Electric Bike guided tours

Have you ever thought of going around Buenos Aires while riding on a modern electric bike?

You can do so now: “Parks and museums” and “Parks and monuments” are two guided tours around the Palermo parks on electric bikes. Among many other sights, you will visit the Planetarium, “Hipódromo”, Japanese Garden, Lawn Tennis Club, lakes of Palermo, Rosedal (rose garden) and museums like Sívori, Bellas Artes (Fine arts), Malba and José Hernández museums.

These tours are daily and last for 2 hours: “Parks and monuments” is at 10.30am, “Parks and museums” is at 14.30pm. They are available in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

You can book in advance by mail: turismoendosruedas@buenosaires.gob.ar 
Tickets can be bought at Planetarium Galileo Galilei (Ave. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán) at the price of $ 70 pesos for each tour.

Anyone interested in these circuits must present identity cards and be over 18 years old. In order to join the tour, you must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the starting hour.