Walking around central Buenos Aires is akin to a steeplechase with no clear winner.
Although Abasto is referred to as a neighbourhood, it isn’t officially one but an area of Balvanera neighbourhood.
Melted cheese, baked dough, cardboard boxes, and the vapors from the espresso machine. Any old, traditional pizzeria in Buenos Aires smells like that. El Cuartito is one of those pizzerias, founded in 1934. It is a no-frills, paper tablecloth on Formica table kind of place. Years ago, a former boyfriend of mine took me there […]
What do vanilla wafers and Teatro Colón have in common? Opera! Teatro Colón is Argentina’s leading opera house, opened in 1908. Opera is also a popular brand of vanilla wafers made by a company called Bagley. They were launched in 1906 under a different name but the manufacturer decided to change it to Opera to […]
Plaza Barrancas de Belgrano is a leafy public park located in the eponymous neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Its downward slope (barranca) towards the river gave it its name and makes it unique in the city. Or rather, it slopes down to where the river Plate used to be before the wetlands were dredged and filled […]
I grew up in the Western suburbs of Buenos Aires, where I went to school and played field hockey as a teenager. Many of the places I needed to go to were within walking distance except the club, which was a short bus ride away. Going to downtown Buenos Aires, “el Centro,” about 22 kilometres […]
Whoever said that you never really know a city was right. I’m still discovering new aspects and parts of Buenos Aires, even though I lived there for over thirty years. Maybe that’s why there are so many places I haven’t seen: one tends to take one’s hometown for granted. My birthday was in early November […]
Let’s play a game together. Let’s write creative captions for these photos taken at the Japanese Gardens in Buenos Aires on the last day of winter (September 20th.) September 21st marks the official start of spring). If you’re game, please write your captions in the comment box below. Write as many captions as you like. […]