Louise Carr

Freelance Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Writer, blogger, editor, teacher, mother, translator, and traveller. Previously based in Argentina and now working in the UK.


Food & Drink

The Real Argentina

Eating in a wholesome, sustainable way in this urban metropolis is a challenge. But persist because the rewards are rich - for your health, and your taste buds. Rest assured you can find a thriving, fresh organic food movement in Buenos Aires. You've just got to know where to look.

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Food shopping guide to Barrio Chino

Louise Carr de Olmedo Desperately seeking Sriracha or sweet chili sauce? Got a taste for tahini or fresh sushi rolls? Barrio Chino in Belgrano has the answer. Buenos Aires' Chinatown gives you a greater variety of spicy, herby and healthy ingredients and products in two short blocks than you'll find anywhere else in the city - you'll even find peanut butter.

The Real Argentina
The Best Empanadas in Argentina: Regional Recipes

You're never more than a few metres from an empanada wherever you travel in Argentina, and you're all the better for it. Empanada literally means "wrapped in bread" but this description does not do justice to the wonder of this Argentine staple.

Travel & Culture

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Day Trips from Buenos Aires: Five Tiny Towns to Explore

When the roar of the city is deafening you, pack your mate and thermos and head into the pampas. In the province of Buenos Aires there are more than 20 pueblos turísticos: tourist villages as the Secretaría de Turismo of Buenos Aires likes to call them, although they are less tacky attractions and more living, breathing, authentic places boasting windswept vistas, colonial houses and even artisanal beer.


Argentine film is hot right now. Oscar winning, entertaining, thought provoking - multifaceted Argentine cinema should certainly be streaming on your device. While the hits of 70s were restricted to light-hearted slapstick, it was in the 1980s that Argentina began again to make movies with heart, soul, wit, and intelligence.

21 Signs You’re A Yogi On Vacation

Passport ready? Tickets booked? Yoga pants packed? Check. Here’s how you show the world you’re into yoga, whether you’re basking on a beach in Bali, trekking in Peru or entertaining the kids at a resort in Hawaii. After all, the urge to practice yoga doesn’t stop just because you’re in a different time zone.

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Guide to Puerto Madero: BA's Newest Barrio

Louise Carr de Olmedo Buenos Aires barrios are famously chaotic, crowded and completely captivating. But one new neighbourhood projects a totally different vibe. Want water, wide open space and traffic-free wandering? Puerto Madero is right on the dockside; it's so far removed from the hustle of the crazy city it provides a breath of fresh air.

The Best Parks and Open Spaces in Buenos Aires

¡Feliz primavera! In Buenos Aires the grey skies of winter are receding and it's time to usher in the spring - the perfect time to explore the city. September 21st is Spring Day and all thoughts turn to blossom, romance, snoozing on the grass, and falling in love with the great outdoors.

10 of the World's Best Treehouse Hotels

MORE YOGA RETREATS HERE The sight of a wooden treehouse nestled in the branches whisks you right back to your childhood-real or imagined. But these treetop wonders are not for kids. Check out the view from these lofty treehouse hotels with height, relax in their luxurious surroundings, and beat the heat under a canopy of leaves.

Health and Wellness

10 Ways Meditation Helps Your Unborn Child

Pregnancy is a time of intense preparation and change. Your mind is filled with questions, doubts, excitement and worry - will I be a good mom? Will my baby be healthy? How much will labor hurt? While calmness and positivity are more important than ever, during pregnancy it can be hard to find your even ...

Should You Join The Juicing Fad?

Where once 'juice' meant a freshly squeezed glass of OJ, today you're nothing if you're not drinking wheatgrass, beet, or a frothy concoction of baby kale blended with ginger. What's with turning everything that can be squeezed into juice? Juicing aficionados claim that sipping a "garden medley" helps you detox, avoid colds, and can even ...


It can be tough to be in Buenos Aires when you don't eat gluten. At first it's possible to live perfectly happily on gluten-free steak and wine but after a few days you're bound to crave something a little different - and your waistline will thank you for the change in pace, too.

The Real Argentina

It's mid-week in the city and you're feeling it. Your back is killing you. Your head is pounding. Hectic Buenos Aires life takes its toll. You need a break. You need a spa break. But you can't afford to spend two days at a country estancia.

Here's What Losing Just 5 Pounds Can Do for Your Health

Here's What Losing Just 5 Pounds Can Do for Your Health The more excess weight you are carrying, the less sensitive your body's cells are to insulin which is the hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in those cells. When you build up a resistance to insulin you are at greater risk of diabetes.


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10 Ways to Create the Most Romantic Bedroom

When you're looking for a little romance, surely the best place to start is in the bedroom? Your bedroom should be the most intimate room in the house. If your bedroom is more messy than sexy, you need to make a few changes. Create a romantic hideaway this Valentine's Day and for the rest of [...]

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How to Make a Room Feel Cozy: Quick, Simple, Comfy Tips

The nights are drawing in and now is the perfect time to snuggle up at home with a cup of cocoa and a great book or movie. A cozy, comfortable home is perfect at any time of the year but in the winter it's wonderful.

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How Colour Psychology Impacts Interior Design [The Definitive Guide]

Considering a new coat of paint for the living room or a change of décor in the bedroom? Your colour choice matters more than you think. The colours in your home are so powerful they can actually influence your state of mind. Decorating the home is often viewed purely in terms of what looks good, [...]

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