Fodor´s Argentina, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions
Brian traveled more than one thousand miles through the rugged Patagonia region of Argentina to update and expand the Patagonia chapter of Fodor´s Argentina, 2nd edition. Along the way he swam in the Rio Negro on the banks of the towns of Viedma and Carmen de Patagones, strolled with a horde of Magellanic penguins in Peninsula Valdez, visited a traditional Welsh tea house in Gaiman, and hiked through the thick forests of Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
For Fodor´s Argentina 3rd edition, Brian re-visited some of the top sights in his adopted hometown of Buenos Aires, updating and expanding the Buenos Aires chapter of the world´s most popular English-language tour guide.
Brian completed another edition of Fodor’s Argentina in 2006. He updated and rewrote the Buenos Aires chapter and updated the Northwest chapter of Fodor’s Argentina, 4th edition.
In 2008, Brian co-wrote the 1st edition of Fodor´s Buenos Aires, covering the Hotels and Restaurants chapters in the book.
Brian covered President Bush’s visit to the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina in November 2005 for CBS News, NPR, Newsweek and The Boston Globe. Brian covered the peaceful anti-Bush protest march, the raucous rally led by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the violent riots that followed, providing live reports for CBS News Radio throughout the summit.
Brian did the English language translation and editing of Rodolfo Reich's fantastic book "Mixology in Argentina." It's about the cocktail culture in Argentina, a topic in which Brian is well-versed.
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Read two reviews of the book here:
Review #1: whatsupbuenosaires.com
Review #2: saltshaker.net
Brian anchored American Venture TV from 2006-08.
Brian shares his knowledge of his adopted hometown of Buenos Aires in a walking audio tour of the city, available for free download at Tourcaster.com. Click here to listen now.
Brian’s report on the Argentina Debt Museum for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. was cited on the cover of the May 23, 2005 edition of the influential Argentine newspaper, Pagina 12:
Brian provided the English language voice over for the male protagonist lead, Tony, in the feature film, "En Fin, El Mar" or "Finally, the Sea." The film tells the tale of Tony (Joel Nunez), a Cuban American who abandons his job on Wall Street to explore the mysteries of life and love in Cuba. The film was shot on location in Havana, New York, Miami and Buenos Aires and directed and produced by Argentine filmmaker Jorge Dyszel. "Finally, the Sea" has been screened at film festivals in Italy, France, Spain, Israel, China, Cuba, UK, Argentina, Chile and the USA and has garnered several awards.
Brian covered the 2004 APEC Summit in Santiago, Chile for CBS News. He reported on violent protests in the streets of Santiago as well as on the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Brian did extensive research and reporting for the 2005 book "And The Money Kept Rolling In (and Out): Wall Street, The IMF and the Bankrupting of Argentina," by Paul Blustein, a staff writer at The Washington Post.
In the Author´s Note and Acknowledgments, Blustein writes: "Brian Byrnes, an accomplished young journalist who did great work on the story I did for The Post, and who later helped me with other research."
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Brian was interviewed by The Sporting News -- one of the most widely read and respected sports magazines in the U.S. -- about the rising popularity of basketball in Argentina following the success of NBA players Manu Ginobili and Andres Nocioni. Click here to read columnist Sean Deveney’s article (see side box):
Brian´s Guide to Buenos Aires
In 2001, Brian wrote and published "Brian´s Guide to Buenos Aires," a pocket-sized travel guide geared towards backpackers, study-abroad students and others.
The book was purchased by several top U.S. universities and distributed to their students as a reference tool to be used during their semester abroad in Buenos Aires.
All artwork and graphic design was done by the supremely talented (and super-cool) Martin Badia.[email protected]
"Brian´s Guide" is available at locations throughout Buenos Aires. If you´re interested in purchasing a copy, contact: [email protected]
Brian was featured in the Summer 2003 issue of Vermont Quarterly Magazine, the magazine of the University of Vermont.