Monthly Archive: August 2007

I went to Uruguay, but it was closed 0

I went to Uruguay, but it was closed

20070826_Colonia Yesterday was the worst day for weather since I arrived here in early July. That day was the first day of snow in Buenos Aires since 1918. What better way to enjoy miserable...

the world heritage game 0

the world heritage game

I scratched Uruguay off the country list over the weekend – I think I’m getting bored with the country game. Here’s a new one – the world heritage game.UNESCO publishes the World Heritage List....

revisiting recoleta 0

revisiting recoleta

20070820_BA_Recoleta I have been waiting for 5 weeks for a sunny weekend day to revisit Recoleta.I spent an hour strolling around the mad wonderland of funeral art – stark pyramids, deco slabs of black...

abrazos gratis (free hugs) 0

abrazos gratis (free hugs)

Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps people were just tired of being grumpy, but everywhere I went today, I saw little moments of ordinariness and goodwill. Two men had one of the the little...

sonnet español 0

sonnet español

Alfonso the eleventh, a former king of SpainWas often plagued by nightmares of worms within his brain.Fearful of doctors’ derision, but more for the state of his head,he stationed twelve hungry sparrows in ranks...

misty morning in madero 0

misty morning in madero

20070814_BA_Puerto_Madero It was quite foggy along the dique this morning. After a couple of days of drizzle and low clouds it was starting to feel like I was back in England. The mists finally...

the country game 0

the country game

have you ever played the country game with a well-travelled group of friends? Pick people with full passports, or it can turn ugly. The principle of the game is to see who has visited...

nothing ever happens in buenos aires 0

nothing ever happens in buenos aires

well, it was a slow weekend in Buenos Aires this time. Too cold and grey to do anything adventurous except stay warm.Friday evening we introduced the locals to the great Australian tradition – Friday...