Last Weekend in BA Photos

Last Weekend in BA Photos

This weekend we went over the edge.  Tired of showing up to be the first ones in the restaurant, we went out for dinner last night at 12:30 am.  At that time everything happens in black and white.  Here are some shots from Lo de Jesus restaurante. Today we visited El Alteneo bookstore, which is in [...]

Valar Morghulis

Valar Morghulis

After class on Thursday, we went for a walk in the Retiro and Recoleta barrios.  We recruited Ceri to guide us once again. It was interesting because we pass under these neighbourhoods every day on the subte, but didn't realize quite how different they are from both Palermo, where we are staying, and the city [...]

Este Hombre

Este Hombre

After two weeks here in Buenos Aires, I was starting to feel the need for a trim. Este hombre has a small barbershop on the street leading to the cambio. So I stopped by, and now I feel muy bueno.  I just feel bad that I forgot ask his name. Update:  when I wrote this [...]

River Plate

River Plate

We decided that it was necessary for us, being in the home country of Maradona, to go to a fútbol game. Leery of large public gatherings, we signed up for a tour to see a local team, "River Plate", play against "Newell's Old Boys". I had never heard of either team, but have since learned [...]

ENE-O-ELE-A

ENE-O-ELE-A

Last night, Sunday, we visited NOLA, a "closed door" restaurant here in Buenos Aires. This is not really a resaurant, but more like a dinner party in the home of chef Liza Puglia and her marido, Fransisco. For a fixed price of US$70 p.p., Liza and Fransisco treated us to a 4 course meal, with [...]

Rodeo Day

It rained again on Sunday, but we ventured out to Nuestros Caballos y Nuestros Perros, which is an annual event much like the Royal Winter Fair, but focusing solely on doggies and horsies.   I don't know enough about horses, OK I know nothing really, to appreciate the different breeds that were on display, but watching [...]