Buenos Aires Online Resources
For those of you that stumble upon my Buenos Aires blog out there in cyberspace, and can’t find the information you wanted, here are a few other online resources you may find useful…
Always a good one if you are looking for factual information about the city, is Wikipedia Buenos Aires. The great thing about Wikipedia of course, is that if you don’t agree with something, or see an area missing that you know all about, then you can edit it yourself for the good of everyone. And don’t just stop after looking at the Buenos Aires page – there are many other interesting Wiki pages related to Buenos Aires, including the extremely thorough Argentina page, pieces on barrios such as Recoleta and Palermo, and this great article on Admiral William (Guillermo) Brown, the Irish-born seadog that effectively founded the Argentine navy!
If you really want to help out, you can also sign up to the Wikiproject Argentina page and start contributing to items on the ‘things to do’ list.
Other Online BA Resources
The Buenos Aires Government Tourism website weighs in with some very useful info and rescources too. They have some really good self guided tours, in text and audio formats, and lists of events etc that are going on in the city.
This guy has a nice page on nightlife in Buenos Aires. I would recommend checking it out when planning that night on the tiles in BA. And when we say night on the tiles here in Buenos Aires, we mean the whole night! Most Argentines actually only go out to clubs the same time that they would be closing back in my land of birth, the UK.
Of course, forums are a good place to ask difficult questions about Buenos Aires, and be assured of a rapid response from people that are in the know. The most active Buenos Aires forum is probably the one over at Tripadvisor.
The BA Blogospshere
Bloggers from BA also know A LOT about the the city. They probably wouldn’t have started a blog about their life in the city otherwise. Bloggers in Argentina has an almost comprehensive list of Buenos Aires and Argentina blogs for you to wade through. And don’t forget to ask us bloggers questions – we don’t bite!
Maps of Buenos Aires
Last, and certainly not least, there are the all important maps. Vital to finding your way around the city. But i’m not just talking about any old kind of maps here…I’m talking INTERACTIVE MAPS OF BUENOS AIRES! Dalton, over at “Oh! Buenos Aires”, has used his technological knowhow to produce some great ‘mash-ups’ (as we internet geeks call them) of maps for Buenos Aires, using Google Earth Maps and MSN Live Local Maps. Thus he has created a virtual tour of the sights of Buenos Aires, and something similar in more traditional map format. Check them out!