Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Montevideo QR Codes Bring Zapping To City’s Historic District

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, culture, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

The City of Montevideo is placing plaques with QR codes on some of the most treasured historic buildings in the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). A total of 39 buildings already bear the QR codes which make a walking tour of the historic district more enjoyable and informative from an architectural appreciation standpoint. For instance, zapping the front door of the …

VanityBA: Touch & Go In Argentina’s Infidelity Fast Lane

Patrick Archer culture, lifestyle, vanityba

It’s been a little over a year since Ashley Madison first arrived on the Argentine dating scene, and apparently business is good in el mundo de los infieles. Clarin was granted exclusive access to a survey of 7,000 of Ashley Madison’s Argentine clients who today number over 200,000. Mariana Israel summarizes the results, but not before creating her own profile …

Elle Italia: Uruguay Is The New VIP Paradise

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The new issue of Elle Italia features Nambian supermodel Behati Prinsloo on the cover, but the magazine’s most awe-inspiring beauty flows from the pen of travel writer Annalisa Testa. Uruguay: Il Nuovo Paradiso del VIP (Uruguay The New VIP Paradise) is the title of Testa’s homage which extends the usual VIP playground narrative beyond the city limits of Punta del Este …

Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, culture, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …