Gringo Starr

Category: Non-Travel

Posts concerning subjects other than travel

Asking the Right Questions

Fascinating report about a torture victim from Argentina’s Dirty War meeting “Turco Julian”, the man who tortured him every day for 6 months. via

Nazi Ghosts in the Jungle

San Ignacio in the Misiones Province of NorthEast Argentina is best know for the remains of the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Mission. Founded in 1632, the Mission (along with 29 more spread out…

Buenos Aires, a history

I’ve been doing some research for a project I’ll be working on more very soon, and here is some of the output. In 1536 explorer Pedro de Mendoza, stopped for a while, put…

Diana Arroz

I’m not going to beat around the bush, and I’ve said it before but Argentinian TV is pretty much universally awful. I was in a supermarket the other day and the TV in…

Hardcore Corn

I recently posted a status update to Facebook informing the world that I had discovered my local supermarket here in Buenos Aires stocks 17 types of tinned corn, which I found to be…

On the Up and Up

I went for lunch with a friend a couple of days ago, we had a sandwich each, a drink and a coffee. The bill came to 128 pesos. That may not mean anything…

10 Things Argentinian TV Has Taught Me

Only men drink alcohol, except Tia Maria which is only drunk by women It’s not possible to like beer and not like football There are only 3 things important in a women’s life:…

New Domain Goes Live

You may have had a problem or two getting here if you used a jontyjago.com/blog link, this is because as of today the address has changed and everything has moved to www.gringostarr.net! Nothing…

Cotopaxi Timelapse

A timelapse video showing one night’s celestial activity above Cotopaxi in Ecuador.

Who Invented What?

There’s a nice article over on Going Local Travel about how the Argentinians are claiming that they invented the internet (or the word at least). Obviously this is a little bit of fun…

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