Restaurants: Burger 54, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires – don’t waste your pesos

Fancy burger places abound in Ireland, the UK and North America.  Usually, the premium is in the beef, it's nicely prepared, of good quality, the bun is brioche or sourdough and the salad is delicious. The pricing has reached Buenos Aires, but the quality aspect didn't hit Burger 54. The design and website are well … Continue reading Restaurants: Burger 54, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires – don’t waste your pesos

Academia: National Library of Teachers, Buenos Aires

After my attempts to make connections at one of the Buenos Aires universities, I tracked down the lovely National Library of Teachers or Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros in Buenos Aires.  With my shoddy Spanish, and a few words from the security guard at the entrance, I was issued with a lock and key for a … Continue reading Academia: National Library of Teachers, Buenos Aires

Starbucks: I’m making no apologies

I'm not making a single apology for being very glad to see Starbucks in Buenos Aires.  "But aren't there loads of amazing Argentinian coffee places?" Well, yes and no.  Yes, of course, some lovely ones.  I tried them too, depending where I was.  No, some don't make great coffee.  Like anywhere. This one was well … Continue reading Starbucks: I’m making no apologies

Restaurants: Cumaná, Buenos Aires – why turning up at 7pm is a great idea

Opposite my Bs As hotel were three restaurants in a row: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.  More like the Good, the Bad & the Overcooked. Cumaná was the Good... and the Friendly (i.e., not as unfriendly as everywhere else makes it the Friendly!). Colour scheme is deep red and they turn down the … Continue reading Restaurants: Cumaná, Buenos Aires – why turning up at 7pm is a great idea