Finding vegetarian food in Palermo is easy, but finding a cheap vegetarian snack is quite a bit harder. I spent a few evenings not wanting to cook at home nor fork out for a full meal, walking the streets and struggling to find an option. Hopefully this list will help you if you find yourself in a similar situation. This is my run-down of the best vegetarian fast food in Buenos Aires. Read more
Steve and I aren’t very good tourists so sights or ‘must-dos’ are often an afterthought to our time in cities. We scan guidebooks and blogs for anything that stands out but mostly we focus on the restaurants and cafes, which give a good clue to the type of area they’re in. We prefer to explore rather than follow a trail of tick boxes. That said, we do sometimes find our interests cross paths with the beaten tourist track, and trying tango was one of them – especially at the gorgeous La Catedral. Read more
We love food and meeting people so were instantly taken by the idea of puerta cerradas where someone opens their own home as a restaurant, kind of like a public dinner party. The concept is really popular in Buenos Aires and features some of the city’s best dining. Unfortunately, most are meat-heavy affairs, but we were delighted to find some incredible vegetarian options. We visited two while in the city – Casa Felix and Jueves a la Mesa. Read more
Buenos Aires is a wonderland for book lovers. Borges’ hometown has bookshops o practically every street. Best of all, many of them have cafes where you can while away a day surrounded by beautiful books while drinking tea and eating medialunas.
These are my favourite bookshops in Buenos Aires so far. Read more
At the weekend, I wrote my first field report for Vagablogging. I`ll be contributing on a montly basis from now on, along with seven other field reporters from around the world. We answer questions about things such as daily living costs, typical days, the things we like and don’t like, and the strangest things we see.
Vagablogging is a blog from Rolf Potts, author of ‘Vagabonding: A Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel’. It’s a brilliant book and Rolf is an excellent writer so I`m really excited to be part of his team.
If you like, you can read my first field report on living the Porteña life in Buenos Aires. Enjoy.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the feeling of saudade for the forest that I got when in Brazil. Mine was a sense of loss, but for many people deforestation is having a direct and devastating effect on their way of life in the here and now. There is one man who can change this. Please watch this beautiful video and do what you can to help the Awa.
On a less serious note, does anyone know what that excellent creature is? The one playing in the hammock with the little boy?