The triumph of hope over experience

Of all the excuses as to why we haven’t updated our blog for aeons the one we give most often is the difficulty of finding reliable (cheap and/or free) internet access. Obviously if we were to be completely honest, the most valid excuse or rather reason would be that we’re just too damn lazy. I find that too much honesty can be rather uncomfortable however so I’m going with the unreliable internet angle or at least I was until now…

When we were planning the South American leg of our trip my only request was to be in Buenos Aires for the world cup. John, being the lovely man that he is, acquiesced without too much pleading on my part (malbec, empanadas and alfajores figured quite prominently if I recall correctly) and we set about finding an apartment to rent.

It wasn’t long (a google search here, a thorntree search there) before we alighted upon the website for San Telmo Loft, a quick read and we were sold and promptly sent off an email inquiring about availability. It may not have been the cheapest of apartments out there but it was certainly the most interesting in our price bracket, in a great neighbourhood and packed with great amenities. Including, yes – you’ve guessed it, free wifi.

So with free and reliable wifi for the next month it would feel churlish to not at least attempt this blogging lark one more time before we throw in the towel and resign ourselves to a lifetime of blogless shame. I therefore promise you dear reader (I think we may still have one or two kind souls who haven’t thrown us off their feed), to attempt to post daily whilst we’re in Buenos Aires.

As my last post was about our Californian homes and this post comes courtesy of our Buenos Aires home I shall leave you with pictures of a couple of a favourite homes of the last ten months.

The Chillout Flat, Mexico City.  Beautiful space, fantastic hosts, great breakfasts!

Chillout Flat - Mexico City Chillout Flat - Mexico City

Skylark Guesthouse, Varkala. Go there, stay there, never want to leave!

Skylark Guesthouse, Varkala Our room, Skylark Guesthouse, Varkala

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2 Comments

  1. chaletgirl
    Posted Wednesday, 16 June 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Hooray! A blog post! Glad I didn’t delete you from my Google Reader!

    Gosh, a month in Buenos Aires. Sounds amazing. More pictures please.

    And if you manage to post daily, I’ll eat my hat.

    xxxx

    • Cate
      Posted Friday, 18 June 2010 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      If I succeed do I get to choose the hat?