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What $50 Gets You In//Buenos Aires

Currency: Argentine pesos
Exchange Rate: $1 USD = 3.79 ARS

Stylish Spa Service // Relieve postflight tension with a quick massage at the petite spa at Home, a quirky-cool boutique hotel that’s garnered design awards from Wallpaper and Condé Nast Traveller. Then explore Palermo Viejo, the city’s most fashion-forward neighborhood.

Funky Artisan Wares // For the best deals, skip the boutiques. Head to the Feria Plaza Francia artisan fair, outside the gates of the Recoleta Cemetery, on a weekend afternoon for one-of-a-kind stamped leather messenger bags, hammered bronze pendants, colorful ceramic dishes and more.

Steak Dinner
// Even budget travelers can dine like kings at Don Julio, a classy corner steak house. Savor a dinner of bife de chorizo (sirloin steak), provoleta (grilled provolone topped with oregano), salad and cabernet. Finish with espresso and dulce de leche ice cream. Guatemala 4691

Top-Shelf Wine // Sample malbec from Mendoza and pinot noir from Patagonia at the cellar of Nigel Tollerman, owner of 0800-Vino wine delivery service and the Buenos Aires-based sommelier of Francis Ford Coppola. Each degustación includes a short lesson with an “aromas kit.”

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Margaret
great article!
9/30/2009 2:16:48 PM

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