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19 y 20 – Photos from December 2001 Riots

Something a little more sober than usual today. Today and tomorrow mark the tenth anniversary of the marches and riots that took place all over Argentina in 2001 protesting against the effects of…

A Day at the Seaside in Punta Del Este

It’s a funny little place, Uruguay. It has a population of 3 million people in an area the size of Wales, England and Northern Ireland combined, half of which live in one city….

A Day At The Polo

A couple of years ago I had three months in Buenos Aires and I made a list of things that I needed to do in the time I had available to me. Some…

Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires

Not many cities can rival Buenos Aires for public art in the streets. From huge graffiti murals to some of the most recognisable sculptures in the world, Buenos Aires really does have it…

Buenos Aires Local Tours meets the world

I’ve met Ande a few times at the quiz and a few weeks ago she contacted me to see if I’d mind answering some questions for her PorteƱo Corner page. I didn’t mind…

Buenos Aires Waiter’s Race

Every so often you come across one of those little quirky things that serve very little practical purpose but are different enough to put a smile on your face and brighten the day…

Think Pink

It’s one of the most recognisable sculptures in the world, and only 22 casts were made from the original mould. Of those, only one is in South America, sitting in Plaza de Congreso…

El Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Towards the end of the 19th Century, after a series of increasingly serious disease outbreaks (in 1871 Yellow Fever wiped out nearly 10% of the city’s inhabitants), it was decided to do something…

Buenos Aires Local Tours meets Expanish

Wearing my Tour Guide hat, I was recently asked a few questions by the good folks at Expanish Spanish School Argentina about my experiences in Buenos Aires and the things I love and…

Day in the Life of a Dog Walker

Nice little film tracing the day of one of Buenos Aires’ famous Dog Walkers. Victor has been doing the job for the last 12 years and has been bitten three times and has…