Saturday, 23 July 2016

At the 2016 "Feria Rural Argentina"

Its been already a hundred years since they had the first "Feria de ganadería Argentina" which is normally held at the "predio ferial de Palermo" right across from "Plaza Italia".

Its the biggest agricultural fair held in Argentina which features everything from tractors to gaucho apparel and of course the very important cattle championship, at which they select the finest animals in all the categories.

Even if your not a Cowboy or a Gaucho, you may appreciate the food kiosks packed with dulce de leche and exotic jams from Patagonia, or the Stilton hats, or even the latest pick ups on display.

This years fair runs till tomorrow July 24th.

At the "Feria de la culinaria francesa"

Like several years before, I attended the , the french cuisine fair, at plaza Francia in Recoleta. There were pretty much the same kiosks as in previous fairs with a reasonable variety of french food.

From baguettes to pastries and beer there were more than thirty kiosks each one with its own theme and accompanying french accent "chef".

After doing the usual photo round of the event I opted for the same menu as in previous years, which are the creppes from Uno, Dos, Creppes which I consider the best quality- value choice.

In all I think this is as french as you´ll get including french acidic attitude .

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Ten top beer joints in Buenos Aires - Antares - Palermo

The Antares pub located in Armenia 1447 in Palermo, is one of the several pubs that belong to the Antares brewing company.

The venue is quite big and as many other pubs in Palermo was built on the lot of a former car garage,which makes for an ample space with a tall ceiling.

It has a long bar that can accommodate many thirsty customers, and a happy hour that runs till 8pm.
I had the scotch Ale which was quite good.

Friday, 15 July 2016

The 9 de Julio Military Parade

Last Sunday I was assigned to cover the 9 de Julio parade in Buenos Aires. It so happens that on this occasion , Argentina is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its independence

The Parade was held on the Avenida del libertador and ended in the "Campo Hipico" where they normally play the Argentine polo Open.

This was a big event cuz it had been done for 20 years, so people were eager to watch the parade and the bands.

Military bands were invited from Europe and the Americas which gave 15 min of performance each.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Ten Top beer joints in Buenos Aires - Van Koning - Las Cañitas

Continuing with our local Pub pilgrimage, this time we visited Van Koning, a dutch themed beer house located at Baez 325 in "Las cañitas" Palermo.
They have a good selection of bottled and crafted beers and offer a really good pizza combo during happy hour. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

In passing snapshot - The Citroen Limo

Nowadays, there make limos out of basically any vehicle, this Citroen version is a new one and very representative of the classic Argentine cars of the 70s.
I snapped this one at Diagonal Norte in downtown Buenos Aires.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Cordoba - the Tango Hostel

During my last visit to the City of Cordoba in its namesake province in the Argentine North, I stayed at the Tango Hostel, located at Simón Bolivar 613.

Its one of your regular Hostels with a common are a and bunk bed accommodation, good wi-fi and a basic breakfast.

It also has a nice back yard with BBQ facilities. Its strong point relies on being 15 blocks away from the Bus terminal, 1o from the  Casco Histórico and a few from "La Cañada" and the "Patio Olmos".