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Moon Buenos Aires

Fourth Edition, January 2011
Pages: 404

Price: $18.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598807288

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598808841

From exploring the museums and botanical gardens of Palermo and dancing in San Telmo’s best tango bars to wandering the legendary Pampas, Moon Buenos Aires is the guide to the best that this popular South American destination has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Complete with details for exploring Montevideo’s new Ruta del Vino (wine route), lounging on Uruguay’s glamorous beaches, and taking in Argentina’s burgeoning art scene, Moon Buenos Aires gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Buenos Aires

Enjoy the very best of Buenos Aires with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Buenos Aires
    • The Post-Business Weekend
    • Art and Architecture Tour
    • Sips and Savories: A Foodie Tour
Discover the ins and outs of Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods.

Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:

    • Monserrat
    • Microcentro
    • Puerto Madero
    • San Telmo
    • La Boca
    • Balvanera
    • Retiro
    • Recoleta and Barrio Norte
    • Palermo
    • Outer Barrios
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
    • Tigre
    • Vicinity of Tigre
    • Lujan
    • San Antonio de Areco
    • Lobos and Vicinity
    • La Plata
    • Montevideo, Uruguay
    • The Montevideo Wine Country
    • Colonia del Sacramento
    • Carmelo
    • Punta del Este and Maldonado
    • Vicinity of Punta del Este and Maldonado

Wayne Bernhardson first visited Buenos Aires in 1981, during a military dictatorship, and he has stuck with the Argentine capital through the good times and bad. Returning repeatedly to broaden his knowledge of both the city and the country in general, he fits in well enough that porteños constantly stop him in the street to ask for directions. He owns an apartment in Buenos Aires, near the Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays in Palermo, and spends four to five months in South America every year.

Wayne earned a PhD in geography at the University of California, Berkeley, but abandoned academia for a perpetual Latin American road trip that many university faculty envy. He is the author of Moon Handbooks to Argentina, Chile, and Patagonia, and has written for magazines and newspapers including Trips, the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Geographical Society’s Focus, Business Traveler, Dupont Registry Tampa Bay, Postcards, National Geographic Traveler, Latin Trade, and Travel Holiday. He often gives slide lectures on destinations he covers in his books.

When not in South America, Wayne resides in Oakland, California with his wife, María Laura Massolo, their daughter, Clio Bernhardson-Massolo, and their Alaskan malamute, Malbec (named for Argentina’s signature red wine). He can be reached directly by email at or through his website,