Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

So that’s what Fernet tastes like…

One of the nice things about renting an apartment and sticking around for a while is the chance to pretend you’re a local. We have a regular cafe for lunch, a local bakery where we buy empanadas and brownies filled with dulce de leche, and a daily conversation with the veg guy in the local […]

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¬°Gooooooooooooooooool!

What a wonderful way to start the day. 4 times in 90 minutes our apartment building rang with the sound of our neighbours celebrating the successes of their national football team. Our apartment owner had warned us not to expect any service, well, pretty much anywhere, while Argentina were playing and this was emphasised by […]

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Bienvenido a Buenos Aires

We arrived in Buenos Aires in the middle of a thunderstorm but being the hardcore travelers cheapskates that we are this didn’t put a dampener on our plans to forgo the taxi and take the subte to San Telmo. Shouldn’t be a problem we thought, it’s not rush hour and anyway we’re Londoners – what […]

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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 […]

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