Monday, 24 October 2016

The City Tour bus in Cordoba

While staying in the City of Cordoba in Argentina, I had the chance to do the City tour on a Vintage bus from London.

The tour takes you to most points of interest in the Capital, and has two stops. At the equivalent of 10 bucks in pesos it is worth taking it.

Stuff you find in San Telmo

Walking through the streets of San Telmo neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, I bumped into some very interesting items.

Lots of religious articles, mostly in silver.

Fine cristalware and silverware.

And the classic seltzer bottles called sifones which make great decoration pieces.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Prost from the Oktoberfest at Villa Gral Belgrano, Cordoba

Had the chance to travel to Cordoba province in Argentina and go to the picturesque town of Villa General Belgarno, located two hours away from the Capital.

This year they celebrated their 53rd Oktoberfest. Needles to say that the town is German colony in Cordoba, where you can find the best strudel, sausage and beer in Argentina.

The event lasts 10 days and is packed full of German goodies. I personally eat the best sausage and sauerkraut outside of Germany I ever had.

There were many locals in their typical German dresses and delegations from all the mayor ethnic groups in Argentina, and it goes without saying that you can drink all the beer that your wallet can handle.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

A the Russian Festival in Buenos Aires

Today I stumbled upon the "Buenos Aires celebra Rusia" at Avenida de Mayo, while I was leading a photo walk downtown.

The Russian community in Argentina is not that large, and they tend to be spread out all over the country, nevertheless Russia has a lot to offer.

From its Russian hounds to its vodka and even putin T-shirts.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Ten top pizza joints in Buenos Aires - Runner ups - 1893 Villa crespo

Something different among the wide variety of pizzerias in Buenos Aires, the 1893 pizza, located at Scalabrini Ortiz and Loyola in the Villa Crespo neighbourhood, is that this one specialises in "pizza a la parrilla" or barbecued pizza.

You´ll find most of the comon pizza toppings in their oven or "parilla" versions.

The service is good on weekdays and not so crowded on the weekends, and the prices are quite cheap, which is an advantage of "Barrio dinning" as opposed to the "Palermo" tourist trap restos.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

At The Feria de las Naciones in Palermo

This past Saturday the 24th of Sept. I had the chance to visit "La feria de las naciones" which is part of the several ethnic festivals held by the city of Buenos Aires.

But on this occasion it encompassed all the continents divided into America,Europe and Asia, with a kiosk representing each of the countries.

It was a great photo op and also an excellent occasion to grab a bite of some typical dish that you normally ca´nt find at your local restaurant.

In all it was a very enjoyable afternoon.

Friday, 23 September 2016

WWG - Palacio Barolo guided tour

For a city with roughly a hundred years of history, considering that before the twentieth century, Buenos Aires was an obscure port city, Buenos Aires has quite a few interesting historical buildings

One of them being the "Palacio Barolo" which I previously mentioned in this Blog.
Located at Avenida de Mayo 1370, it is one of the oldest tall buildings in the city.

Without getting into its history, I will mention that there is a guided tour which takes you from bottom to top and tells you its fascinating story.

I do recommend bringing camera and tripod to take really great pics of the plaza congreso, specially at sundown.
For more info check the site