Saturday, 31 December 2016

Exploring Patagonia - Dique Florentino Ameghino - Trelew - Chubut Province

The Dique Florentino Ameghino is a Dam located 140 clics away from the city of Trelew. Its worth going there if you´re in Chubut.

built in 1943 as a Hidroelectric dam it contains the Chubut River. It has pretty nice panoramas that are a contrast with the arid Patagonian scenery available in the surroundings.

Happy New Year 2017

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Exploring Patagonia - Museo Pueblo Luis - Trelew - Chubut Province

The Museo Pueblo de Luis in Trelew is one of the museums worth visiting in trelew.

An old train station which was basically the only way to get here by land in the past, which is now a museum that features pictures and objects of the first settlers of this Patagonian outpost.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Exploring Patagonia - Museo Paleontoligico - Trelew - Chubut Province

The "Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio" in Trelew is one of the must doos in a city that does´nt have that many attractions.

It is one of Argentina's largest palaeontological museums, very well set up with replicas of the biggest dinosaurs found in Patagonia.

It is quite well set up and costs less tha 10 bucks to get in. If you spend even a day in Trelew it will help you kill some time.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

At the Noche de los Templos in Buenos Aires

Went to "La noche de los Templos" yesterday. An event organised by the city of BA.

Ideal for religious,architecture and photography buffs, It is a night in which all the religious temples of Buenos Aires are open and can be visited and photographed freely. With guided tours and other amenities such as food and drink included.

I went to three this time which are from top to bottom, the Armenian Orthodox Cathedral, the Jewish temple Libertad, and the Catholic Maronite Cathedral.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Exploring Patagonia - Trelew - Chubut Province

The city of Trelew located in the southern province of Chubut is basically the most important city in the province, located some 30 clics away from the capital city Rawson, Trelew is one of those places that you may stop by for fuel or to spend the night, since most of Patagonia's highlights are in the wilderness.

Nevertheless it has some nice architecture to be visited, like the National Bank building and several museums.

The city was originally founded in the 18 hundreds by a group of welsh immigrants that set led in Patagonia.

It will be a certain stop on your way down the Argentine coast.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Ten top beer joints in Buenos Aires - Beersel - Palermo

The Beersel Pub located at Honduras 5299 at the corner with Godoy Cruz in the Palermo neighbourhood is one of the faves in this trendy hood.

Its very well set up and has a nice variety of craft beers

If you go check out the beer sampler that gives you a good taste of all the beers they carry.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

At the "48H Open House Buenos Aires 2016"

The greatest event for photography and architecture buffs in Buenos Aires, the $8hrs Open House Buenos Aires which held its 4th edition this year is the best way to visit and photograph buildings that no always open to the public eye.

Part of an international family of Open House cities and organised by cohabitar urbano which is a civil association that promotes integration among the city and its people.

There were over 50 buildings and homes spread around the city. I managed to do 3 on Saturday and two on Sunday, one of them being the Bencich buildings at Roque Saenz Peña and Florida, smack downtown and one of Buenos Aires iconic intersections.
All the visited were guided by professionals and were brief and concise.
I do recommend doing it next year if your in town.

Monday, 21 November 2016

At "La Pizza mas grande de Buenos Aires" 2016

This Sunday Nov. 2oth in Buenos Aires we had the 2016 edition of "The longest pizza in Buenos Aires" which was made with the help of 400 volunteers.

Held at Avenida de Mayo right across from Plaza de Mayo, the event congregated cooks, charity organisations and pizza fans across the city.

Since 8am the volunteers were manufacturing the dough for a 500m long pizza and 20.000 empanadas which were all made outdoors right on the street, using hundreds of Kilos of Dough and Mozzarella cheese.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

British Chistmas Fair in Buenos Aires

Today was the Annual Christmas Artisan Fair at the British Ambasador´s residence in the exclusive part of Recoleta called " La Isla".

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 lots of amenities for the kids in attendance.

Friday, 18 November 2016

"La noche de los Jardines" in Buenos Aires

 Last night´s "Noche de los jardines" at the Municipal Botanical Garden in Buenos Aires was a quite charming experience.

 As its name mentions it was a night in which the gardens were illuminated and opened to the public, with tours of its several premises.}
like its several Green houses containing diverse plants from all climates.

there were also live shows and even food trucks which made a very interesting evening of the event.

Monday, 14 November 2016

At the Expo Bici in Palermo

The Expobici was held this weekend at the "Predio Ferial de Palermo" across Plaza Italia in the Heart of Palermo.

Most of the Argie Bike dealers and manufacturers were there displaying their goods. Unfortunately Argentina is way behind any technological advance in most of the fields including bicycles.

As for the prices here. They are double or triple the regular international price.

Ten top Beer Joints in Buenos Aires - La Birrería - Palermo Hollywood

Obviously most of the Beer pubs are now in Palermo, following an Argentine tendency to overflow the market when a new idea comes out

La Birrería which recently opened is very well arranged with spacious ambiance and wide selection of Craft Beers.

Their happy hour goes till 9pm and the service is fast.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Ten top beer joints in Buenos Aires - Taberna Odin - Palermo

Another classic at the Palermo soho hood is the Taberna Odin, located at Honduras 5090 very close to Plaza Serrano, a sure fire tourist trap.

Still the ambiance is quite comfy and their craft beer selection and prices are quite acceptable.