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Villa Epecuen

I’d heard about Villa Epecuen a while ago, firstly through a photo essay, and then my friend Stephen Phelan visited and it jumped to the top of my must-visit places in Argentina. Last…

The Buenos Aires Subte Translated

Inspired by a whole series of alternative London Tube maps I decided to make my very own version of the beloved Buenos Aires Subte map, but translated (taking some very major liberties) into…

River Plate as seen from space

A fantastic photo taken from the International Space Station of the muddy River Plate emptying into the Atlantic. Both Buenos Aires and Montevideo can clearly be seen. To get an idea of scale…

Daniel Tunnard – The Brit on the Buses

I came across Daniel Tunnard’s blog Colectivaizeishon a few weeks ago and was instantly taken with his idea of catching every one of the 141 bus lines in Buenos Aires and writing about…

Evita’s Office in the CGT Building

I got a request the other day from a tour client who wanted to visit Eva Perón’s office in the CGT Building in San Telmo. I was aware that Evita had had an…

Comparing Buenos Aires to other World Cities

Buenos Aires is often compared to other cities around the world. Many a guidebook waxes lyrical about the “Paris of the South”. Puerto Madero is Manhattan (at least to those who have never…

Ciudad Evita – When a Name is Not Enough

If you have spent any time in Argentina, then you will have not failed to notice that they are very fond of naming things after notable characters in the country’s past. Streets, railway…

Lost in Translation

I’ve touched on names that have no real significance in the native language but are hilarious when seen with English eyes before, but I have a new favourite due to a recent advertising…

Inception Park

Saw this doing the rounds today – a nicely done short film showing trackless rollercoasters zooming around Buenos Aires. It’s all special effects of course, but it shows the wonderful architecture of this…

New Years Eve from the Top of the Palacio Barolo

I was lucky enough to see 2012 in at the top of the Palacio Barolo, the tallest building in South America when it was built 90 years ago. It’s a beautiful and fascinating…

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