Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires | National heroes, heavenly hosts and hot sleepy afternoons, Part 2

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A guard in ceremonial dress guards Argentine liberator, General San Martin’s tomb in the Metropolitan Cathedral A tango dancer waiting for her partner in the La Boca district of Buenos Aires, the birthplace of Tango In Buenos Aires, political murals are commonplace on the walls of buildings throughout the city The predominant colour scheme of all things Argentinian, the distinctive…

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Buenos Aires | National heroes, heavenly hosts and hot sleepy afternoons, Part 1

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On the dog friendly streets of Buenos Aires, a morning pit stop for the dog walkers A lone cat wanders the narrow lanes of Recoleta Cemetary “Faded elegance” is one of the adjectives I’ve heard being used to describe Buenos Aires and it could not be more apt. Majestic and opulent, but also delapidated and somewhat run down, she presents itself…

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Daydreams of peanut butter and char siew in Buenos Aires

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The lulling effect of the late afternoon sun claims yet another victim on a Buenos Aires colectivo Public busses in Buenos Aires, Colectivos, are a cheap and efficient way to navigate the vast city I got thinking one afternoon, hanging on a greasy pole in a colectivo hurtling from stop to stop barely 2 blocks apart, the late afternoon sun sending everyone, or…

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Mate, Vino, Bife, Dale – The Porteños of Buenos Aires

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Lady and dog sitting outside a store in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of La Boca Lazy sunday morning in La Boca A hint as to the origins of the inhabitants of Buenos Aires lies in the collective name they have chosen to call themselves, Porteños, or People of the Port. The population is largely comprised of immigrants from Europe, primarily…

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Arriving in the rain to Buenos Aires, “La Paris de Sudamerica”

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Villas Miseria “Neighbourhoods of Misery” greeted us on the periphery of Buenos Aires After the rain brought spectacular dusk light I was more than a little excited to be arriving in Buenos Aires, a city with a reputation that precedes it. Bestowed with names like “La París de Sudamérica”, or “La Reina del Plata” (Silver Queen), I pictured a city…

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