Sunday, 16 February 2014

From Buenos Aires to Montevideo by Colonia Express

Having crossed over to Buenos Aires aboard the fancy "Francisco Papa" of Buquebus I decided to return the slower and cheaper way via Colonia Express. It takes around 4hrs and is half the price of the above mentioned.
To board the boat you have to go to pretty derelict and difficult to find part of Buenos aires, so I recommend this trip only to the light packed and adventurous travellers.
The vessel is a quarter of the size of the big ferries and even on a calm day it rocks quite a bit, so If you get seasick, do´nt even try it.

The seats are allright and your luggage goes outside, so if it rains....
It takes you from Buenos Aires to Colonia and then you continue by bus to Montevideo.
They definitely have grammar problems bessides security issues as you can see by the signs posted.

The buses are clean and confy, but they land you at the bus station of Tres Cruces in Montevideo.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Five best places to eat meat in Buenos Aires - Desnivel - San Telmo

Desnivel which means unleveled, probably referring to the fact that they joined to houses to make the restaurant and they are at different floor levels, is located at Defensa 855, right smack at the heart of San Telmo which in the past decade became a tourist hangout. Along with many colleagues I'm averse to crowds which always don't allow for good shots, so if you want to eat here while takings nice pics in San Telmo, do not go on the weekend.

This is a classical Argentine parrilla where you order by the plate, the meat is excellent and they have a pretty good menu. I do recommend the milanesas as well. The portions are big and prices are cheap considering its location. A full meal for 3 people set us back 33 bucks.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Five best places to eat meat in Buenos Aires - Siga la Vaca - Puerto Madero

Hey , going to B.A and not indulging in good beef is like going to Rome and not visiting "La Fontana di Trevi". Definitely Argentina has the best beef in the world, That´s in a cost benefit point of view. You can probably buy a plate of Kobe beef in NY or Tokyo and pay the equivalent of a down payment on a car, but if you have that kind of money do not read this.
Buenos Aires is full of good places to eat meat, that's why I´m only reviewing 5. You can ask any one on the street and they will refer you to a decent resto where you can eat for a  reasonable price and be satisfied.
Today I will recommend a cheap one located at one of the city´s tourist traps. I´m talking about Puerto madreo where you´ll find all types of expensive food joints that offer very good quality food, but are not so great on prices.

Siga la vaca is located at A. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1714 and is all you can eat, including drinks and dessert for a very moderate price (generally 15 to 20 bucks per person, depending on the day of the week). The service is also good, but be advised that if you go at the peak of lunch hour you might have to wait to get in. It has a great salad bar and the grill boasts a good variety of meat cuts. To drink you can choose from Wine,beer or pop served in 1L pitchers.