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...
The Poppy
As my country does not belong to the Commonwealth or fought in either of the World Wars, I had no idea that a poppy was...
West Texas Road Trip: Memphis, Turkey, Matador
Our next stop was Memphis. Texas, of course. We were greeted by a scene from The Twilight Zone. There was almost no car...
West Texas Road Trip: Day 1
We left on Friday after a fantastic lunch of brisket tamales at Emelia’s in The Colony. Our first port of call...
West Texas Road Trip: The Planning Stage
We need to get out of Dodge Labour Day Weekend was fast approaching. We needed to get out of the scorching heat and...
What the Brits left behind: football
The second installment in this series explores the history of one of the most popular sports in Argentina today:...
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)....