ToursByLocals Guide Hosts TV Crew in Buenos Aires

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Last week, one of our guides in Buenos Aires, Argentina had an extra special Valentine’s Day. Hernan was asked to lead a film crew around the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca to tape an episode of the popular travel TV show Globe Trekker (also known as Pilot Guides).

Anyone who watches travel programming has seen the friendly faces of this long-running series’ hosts. Ever since the show was called Lonely Planet, millions of people have watched Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick and others take on cultural challenges around the world.

For the Buenos Aires episode, Hernan arranged tango dance lessons for Judith (the host for this show) from a dance instructor in a local milonga. He then spent most of the day exploring the barrio of La Boca with Judith and the film crew. They discussed everything about the historic neighbourhood, from its origins as an Italian immigrant enclave to the history of the Tango, the dance that was born here in the 1870s.

We can’t wait to see the show air later this year, and will be sure to share video clips of it online once they’re available. We’re especially grateful to Hernan for his enthusiasm and participation in this unique project! If any travelers are interested in following in Globe Trekker’s footsteps, you can contact Hernan through his guide profile page.
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