Recoleta Cemetery: the City of the Dead
Recoleta Cemetery truly feels like a city within a city with its grid street plan and mausoleums that resemble small...
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,...
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...
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...
Notes on an Argentinean Christmas
Traditionally, we put up the Christmas tree on December 8th, the Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary,...
If you’re in… Buenos Aires (part II)
More useful tips that’ll help you feel at home in this wonderful city. Tips. You’re not expected to tip...
If you’re in… Buenos Aires
Tips for enjoying your visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Just like in any other big city, tourists are the default...
A mosque and a rose garden
There is something to be said about being a tourist in one’s home town. I’m experiencing that myself right now....
36 hours in Mar del Plata
I’m finally in Mar del Plata. The waiter brings a steaming cup of café con leche and three plump medialunas....