Tuesday, 5 December 2017

La noche de los Templos 2007 in Buenos Aires

Same as last year I attended the "Noche de los Templos"hosted by the city of Buenos Aires.

This time I visited the holy Saviour Anglican church located in Avenida Cramer 1700 in the Belgrano neighbourhood.

ouiBuilt in 1886 by the English inmigrants that lived in the area, it is a fine example of neogothic religious architecture.

I also had the pleasure of listening to some fine english Cristmas Carols, sang by the local church choir.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

2017 British Chistmas Fair in Buenos Aires

Yesterday was the Annual Christmas Artisan Fair at the British Ambasador´s residence in the
Recoleta neighbourhood in Buenos Aires

Hosted by the Argentine British Community Council of Argentina, it is a fundraiser that has been in existence for over twenty years.

Complete with local crafts, English pastry's and a performance by the local Salvation Army brass band, and a Christmas Carol concert, it was very well attended during a splendid spring day.

At The Buenos Aires Open House, the Open Bici

I had the chance to participate in the Open Bici version of the Buenos Aires Open House.

As mentined in other posts, this anual sortie is dedicated to visiting architecture in the city.

I participated in three tours, wich were the neighbourhoods of Belgrano, Devoto and buenos Aires through its historical trees.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The trip to Carmelo, Uruguay - La casa del Sol - Nueva Palmira

Ending this series, If you decide to come this way anytime and your looking for a place to stay in Nueva Palmira, May I suggest, "La casa del Sol" Hostel, located on 25 de Mayo facing the river (bring bug repellent). It has space for bikes and cars and the Lady that owns the place is most charming.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Exploring Patagonia - Ruta 40 - Villa La angostura

Villa La Angostura in the Neuquen province sits an hour and a half from Bariloche that is the biggest city in the area. Very popular in winter for its sky slopes it is also the southern entry point to the " Ruta de los 7 Lagos" which is why most people stop here in the summer time.

Villa la Angostura is basically a small town with all the shopping amenities for your excursion with some very nice restos pubs and hotels .

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Northern Argentina - Salta - El mercado municipal

If you prefer to buy your goods at the local Market or fair, instead of the omnipresent supermarket, I have the Place for you in Salta.
Located at Av. San Martin 780, a few blocks from the central area, you can go there to get your bulk coca leaves (instead of being ripped off at the tourist spots) or any type of fresh produce or meats.

Trinkets,colourful blankets or just to look around.

There are also a couple of food joints that serve very good empanads and humitas, and do pick up a pound or two of Andean potatoes, if you have´nt tried them you wo´nt regret it.

An for that matter anything you would buy for a higher price anywhere else in the city.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Feria Masticar 2017 edition

Its time again for the "Feria Masticar" in Buenos Aires, same venue as last year and unfortunatelly same old.

Same food trucks, same food stands, same lame cooking lessons. Nevertheless I`m not rejecting the event entirely, just saying that there`s nothing new under the sun, here (besides it was raining on opening day)

It still is a good place to get some organic foods that you normally ca`nt buy otherwise, and indulge in Food truck junk food, but do`nt expect anything new.