Monday, 7 May 2018

Places to eat in Palermo - Eretz -Midle-eastern food.

Eretz is Middle Eastern cuisine small restaurant located at Malabia 1583 in the Palermo hood.

Technically dedicated to Jewish food it has a variety of middle eastern dishes as well. Cosy ambiance and good food.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Museo Popular José Hernadez

The MAP or Museo de arte popular José Hernandez is a former residence transformed into museum, located at Avenida Libertador 2373, is dedicated to Argentine popular art.

like most museums you might find some interesting exhibitions and some others that look like twisted scrap metal that someone decided to call art.

I visited this museum to watch a documentary about the last surviving member of one of the native tribes that inhabited Argentina, the Chanas.

but also found this very interesting temporary exhibition of Ponchos used by Argentines in many provinces. I do recommend seeing it.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Ten Top beer joints in Buenos Aires - Cervecería 1516 - Palermo Hollywood

Located at Cabrera 2225, the Cervecería 1516 is a pretty spacious bar with indoor and outdoor space.

They serve the average craft beers found in B.A plus some of their own craft. their tables are pretty ample and it has plenty or breathing room, opposed to some other places that are very crowded.

The Agony of looking for a job in Buenos Aires - looking for a new job

(continued from previous post)
So after I got laid off I started looking for a new job, not only in my area of expertise but also in other areas like gastronomy, since I was studying to be a chef, also in the diplomatic circles in embassys and consulates of English speaking countries.
At first I was called to various interviews that seemed promising but that later felled trough.

I was never layed off in Argentina so I thought it would be easy to find a new day job with some experience and good resume. Unfotrtunatelly when asking around for references I found out that most of my friends jobs were very unstable and were hanging by a thread, and also you come to realise that the facade that they put on does not coincide with their real way of making money, which depends more on some sort of lateral income than a real job.

Monday, 16 April 2018

El Cafe Tortoni

When you visit Buenos Aires you will surelly be taken to the "Cafe Tortoni" in Avenida de Mayo, Which is probably the most famous "Cafe Notable" of the city.

Besides being a Vintage venue, it is the place where most of argentinas famous Tango singers performed.

The ceiba in bloom

This is the time of year to enjoy the "ceiba spesiosa" aka Palo Borracho in Bloom in Buenos Aires.

This one is in recoleta close to the bridge that croses from Av. Libertador to Figueroa Alcorta.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Agony of looking for a job in Buenos Aires - The Layoff

Maybe you noticed that I slowed down on my posts in this blog, the main reason was that I got fired from my day job in Buenos aires and my schedule was altered since I had to do several odd jobs to be able to survive here.
It all started in May 2017 right after a very good series of trips to Patagonia, salta and Uruguay.
I was full of trips scheduled for 2017 that got cancelled due to my economic uncertainty. You may think that I work as a full time photographer, but no. I normally do Logistic work, and it so happened that the company I was working for, decided to let me go along with other "10 lucky guys".
In this series i will recount all the new experiences that I went through in my 8 month job search.
First the layoff came as a total surprise since I was in good standing and had no problem with my boss or my fellow workmates. In the passing months I was told that the company has the policy of firing people before they gain seniority since here in Argentina your salary increases with seniority and also the indemnization they have to pay to get rid of you.