Funny factura names (and their origin)
Would you eat a friar’s balls? Probably not unless you are in Argentina and have a sweet tooth. Facturas are,...
What the Brits left behind: the railway
On my recent trip to England I realised that some areas or buildings reminded me of my own country, Argentina. Even my...
The English pub
A bit of history The pub is a time-honoured English institution. The word pub derives from the phrase public house, a...
Day trip to Chichester
I left the train station and followed a few people who looked like they were going to the town centre. I had no choice...
Carlos Keen: snapshots of the countryside
Carlos Keen is a small country town located less than 90 kilometres west of the city of Buenos Aires (see map here)....
Luján, between faith and history
The view of the basilica, with its looming spires, never fails to impress. It’s Luján, Argentina’s...
Alfajores de maizena for the international...
My friend Katie from Seashells and Sunflowers threw down the gauntlet and we took it up: an international alfajor...
Only in Paris, Texas
We searched high and low for the elusive Eiffel Tower. We drove around Paris for a good while, navigating unknown...
Country bliss in Suipacha
Every time I go to Buenos Aires, my parents take me on day trip to the country. On my latest visit, we went to the town...
At Libreria El Ateneo
After meeting a friend –and former colleague- for lunch, I stroll down Avenida Santa Fe in Buenos Aires. I need to...
Road trip to the heart of Texas part II –...
It took us less than six hours to reach Buda, a town south of Austin. Not bad, considering the driving conditions for...
Road trip to the heart of Texas -Part I: A hairy...
Maybe the Mayans and Nostradamus are right. Maybe the end of the world is drawing nigh. An ice storm followed by a snow...