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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 may still pending (Feria de Mataderos I’m looking at you), but today I managed to cross another off the list as we...

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 up for an hour or two. One of those events too place last Saturday on the Avenida de...

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 in front of the National Congress Building. However, in a sad reflection of what...

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 about the quality of the drinking water. Work began in 1887 on a...

La Feria de San Telmo

Every Sunday, the main street in San Telmo is closed to traffic and opened to stalls selling all the Argentina-related knick-knacks you could desire. Popular with locals and tourists alike it’s one of the essential experiences Buenos Aires has to offer.

The Lions Of South Kensington

On the last morning of our long weekend in London we headed to one of my favourite spots in London, the Natural History Museum. For me, it’s what come to mind when you picture a museum – from the rooms filled with fossils and precious stones to the stuffed...

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

It’s a classic comment – when you live somewhere you don’t visit the tourist sights. How many Londoners haven’t climbed Tower Bridge or taken a look round Buckingham Palace? As I was not only coming to the UK on holiday but also travelling with...