Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires C1425GHA
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Palermo Viejo


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Palermo Viejo is the trendiest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. This once working class corner, with its tree-lined streets, converted warehouses and low-rise buildings, is the place to head for hip restaurants, fashionable clubs and cutting-edge boutiques. A crafts fair is held in Plaza Serrano on weekends.
Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, 1899 - June 14, 1986) is one of Argentina's best-known authors. He was born in Buenos Aires and grew up bilingual speaking both Spanish and English. Borges moved to Europe with his family at the age of 15. He spent 5 years in Switzerland, where he completed school and learned to speak French and German, and also lived in Spain. Borges published his first poem in Spain but his career as a writer didn't take off until he returned to Buenos Aires in 1921. Borges wrote essays, poems and even screenplays. He is best known for his short stories such as The Aleph, The Library of Babel and Labyrinths. Borges wrote in an unusual style called magical realism; he mixed fantasy and reality creating incredible stories about real people and true events. Borges was one of the first Latin American authors to write in this fashion.
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