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

Restaurants: Pani, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

First off, a tour around a cemetery gives you a surprisingly generous appetite.  Happily, nearby the corner of the graveyard stands the rather nice Recoleta Mall. As you can see, there's a McDonalds (not completely averse on occasion) but I took a walk around outside and inside first before settling on Pani, clearly a bread-based … Continue reading Restaurants: Pani, Recoleta, Buenos Aires