Boar Farm Revisited
(Oh all right! the title of this post was indeed inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel. However, a boar farm is...
Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (aka the toilet...
I must have walked or driven past this magnificent building a few dozen times but it never crossed my mind to go...
Our Caribbean caper
What can go wrong on a cruise? Having a bout of allergy before setting off? Check! Discovering that your luggage was...
Los ñoquis del 29: arugula gnocchi
Gnocchi is one of the many contributions of Italian immigrants to Argentinean cuisine. Gnocchi, which morphed into our...
Notes from a train ride in East Texas
The sun appears timidly behind rain clouds at first and with more conviction later. I sigh with relief; there was a...
Dallas for culture vultures
Dallas may not be internationally renowned for its world-class museums or opera houses but that’s not to say...
So what is a telo anyway?
You walk down, say, Tres Sargentos Street in the financial district of Buenos Aires and see a door with a discreet sign...
Notes from a trip to Northern California
There are flowers every which way one looks: roses, foxgloves, California poppies, snapdragons grow in wild profusion,...
An impromptu walking tour in San Francisco
 Achy feet. Time to sit down and rest. Sean had been waiting for me in this quaint coffee shop in the Mission District
Lisbon, warts and all
We met with a bunch of friends in Lisbon to celebrate the New Year. Here are some of my impressions on this city. What...
A colourful corner of Buenos Aires: La Boca
Every city has an area that is so touristy that is generally avoided by locals.  La Boca is one such place. La Boca...
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...